UK Coronavirus Tracker

Last Updated: 11th May

Page is updated each Tuesday. Follow me on Twitter for any updates!

Alternative Death Counts

  • Within 28 Days: 127,629
  • ONS Death Certificate: 150,731
  • Excess Deaths: 115,927
This is the number of people who have died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus. This figure comes from the UK Government, and is released on a daily basis. It is the main figure referred to when people discuss deaths from the virus.
This is the number of people who have died with COVID-19 being mentioned on their death certificate as an underlying or contributory cause of death, even if no test was conducted. This figure comes from ONS, and is released on a weekly basis.

This is how many more deaths we've seen since March 7th 2020, (the week of the first coronavirus death in the UK), from all causes, than we would have expected to see in a normal year during the same period.

Fatality Rate

2.9%

This is the percentage of people who have died after testing positive for the virus. (The within 28 days deaths divided by the number of cases)

The real fatality rate will likely be much lower, as not everyone who catches the virus gets tested.

Deaths by Age and Sex

Total
New This Week

Deaths by Week and Country

In Total
Per 1m Population

Deaths by Local Authority

New Deaths by Local Authority this Week Map

Alternative Death Counts by Country / Region

Total
New This Week

Excess Deaths by Week

Deaths from All Causes in the UK by Week Number

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About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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F.A.Q

Me! I’m John, a 26-year-old student and Cat lover at the University of the Highlands and Islands. I started tracking the Coronavirus (COVID-19) data in a spreadsheet out of interest, which eventually led to me making this page. 

Rather than buying a new domain to host it, I just added it to my ‘Travelling Tabby’ website. This is a travel blog, and has absolutely nothing to do with the Coronavirus. But still, feel free to look around if you want! (although there isn’t much on the blog, as most of my free time since the start of 2020 has been spent on this page)

If you need to contact me, you can use the contact form on this page, or email me at [email protected]. I will respond when I can, but I’m quite busy right now and get a lot of emails, so replies may take a while!

Loads! Here are some of them:

Scotland Coronavirus Tracker – Another page by me, keeping track of more Scotland specific data

Worldometers – Worldwide Data in an easy table format

WHO – Worldwide Data with an attractive design

Our World in Data – A large website with heaps of data on the pandemic across the world

NYT – USA Data

Public Health Scotland – The official Scottish dashboard, with some additional figures on there 

Scot Gov Impact Dashboard – An interesting dashboard looking at the effects of the pandemic throughout Scotland (indirect health impacts, economic impacts, societal impacts, etc)

Public Health Wales – The official Welsh dashboard, with some additional figures on there 

CoronavirusCymru – An easy to read website covering all of the Welsh figures 

Portal Covid-19 Cymru – Another Welsh dashboard, providing some additional figures (including very local area figures)

Department of Health – The official Northern Ireland dashboard, with some additional figures on there (a separate page for Northern Irelands vaccine figures is here)

UK Government – The official UK dashboard, with some additional figures on there (their interactive map here is especially nice, and it allows you to see very local English figures)

Covidvax.live – Worldwide vaccine tracker in real-time

Covid-19 Risk – A neat website that lets you calculate the level of risk involved in attending an event in your area, based on recent case rates

Yeah! I routinely post different types of charts and comparisons on Twitter!

Also, here is a link to the spreadsheet I useFeel free to download a copy. It is a bit of a mess, but it could be useful if you were looking for some raw data. 

Here is a list of all the official pages involving Coronavirus figures for the UK (that I know of). If you know of anymore which you think should be included, please let me know!

 

UK / England

UK Gov – A page looking at the UK covid wide data. It includes a ton of information on cases, deaths, testing hospitalizations, and vaccinations

UK Gov Weekly R Number – A page that provides the most recent R number and growth rate for England and the English regions 

ONS Weekly Infection Survey – A weekly report that looks at covid rates throughout the UK, and estimates the total number of people who currently have the virus. 

ONS Weekly Death Reports – Another weekly report looking at all deaths throughout the UK, with covid-specific deaths by the alternative death count included. Additional detailed figures are included for England and Wales, covering deaths by location, excess deaths, and more. (for the Scotland/N. Ireland version of this, look for the NRS and NISRA reports)

NHS England – Detailed figures for English hospital activity, deaths, and vaccinations

 

Scotland

ScotGov – Daily headline figures on cases, deaths, testing, hospital occupancy, and vaccinations 

PHS Dashboard – Daily figures going into the above in more detail, including local figures, demographics, and detailed vaccination figures 

NRS Weekly Death Report – A weekly report looking at deaths by an alternative death count. Also includes extra information, like excess deaths, location of death, more detailed ages of death. Once a month a very detailed report comes out, looking at factors such as deprivation, pre existing conditions, and so forth.

PHS Weekly Report – A weekly report looking at a whole range of things, including lateral flow tests, cases in children, contact tracing, quarantining stats, lateral flow tests, community testing, and cases by profession.

PHS Weekly Dashboard – A dashboard that is updated once a week, consisting of data included in the PHS weekly report above. 

PHS Wider Impacts Dashboard – A dashboard looking at a range of general health factors and how the pandemic has impacted them (primarily through comparisons to previous years). Such as total hospital appointments, A&E attendances, cancer diagnoses, and much more.

PHS Education Dashboard – A weekly dashboard looking at cases, testing, and hospital admissions in children and those working in the education sector. 

ScotGov Impact Dashboard – A weekly dashboard looking at covids impact throughout society. Includes stuff like public opinion polls, school attendance, crime rates, unemployment rate, and more. 

ScotGov Modelling the Pandemic Weekly R Number – A weekly report which provides an update of the current R number, and covers other areas relating to the current prevalence of the virus in Scotland. 

 

Wales

Public Health Wales – The official Welsh dashboard, including a wide range of figures surrounding the pandemic in Wales.

Welsh Government Weekly R Number –  A page listing weekly reports, in which an update of the most recent R number is included, plus some other figures. 

 

Northern Ireland

Department of Health – The official Northern Ireland dashboard, including a wide range of figures surrounding the pandemic in Northern Ireland.

Department of Health Weekly R Number – A page listing weekly reports, in which an update of the most recent R number is included, plus some other figures.  

HSC – A dashboard providing detailed figures of the vaccination rollout in Northern Ireland.

NISRA Weekly Death Report – Weekly death reports looking at deaths by an alternative death count, and also including extra information, such as excess deaths, location of deaths, and so forth.

Sorry!

One issue might be that you’re using Firefox. This browser seems to break the page for a lot of people, and I have no idea what is causing it. My only suggestion would be to try viewing the page on another browser, as it just seems to be Firefox which has issues, on a range of devices.

If things in general aren’t updating, then it might just be that the page your browser is showing you hasn’t updated to show the most recent version. This seems to be an issue for only some people, for whatever reason. But if you view the page in private/incognito mode, then the issue should go away.

It’s a WordPress site, built with Elementor. That covers most of the page, but all the graphs/charts/tables are embeds from a range of different places! 

These are Datawrapper, Flourish, and Everviz. The Datawrapper and Flourish charts will mention their name in the footer, and if there’s no mention, it is an Everviz chart. Oh, and the non Datawrapper maps are made with MapSVG!

I’d be happy to answer any other questions about it, but it is quite simple. I’m not really any good at programming/automation, and I’m new to all of this, so it is mostly just a lot of copying/pasting to get the website updated daily.  

Additional Information / Clarifications

Basically, the death figures which are reported each day by each nation are the number of deaths that have occurred within 28 days of someone testing positive for the virus. These numbers are used for the total number of deaths, country comparisons, etc.

However, ONS put out a report, once a week, which includes all deaths where Coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate, either as an underlying cause or contributory factor in the death, even if no positive test had taken place. This report also breaks the deaths down into more detail, telling us the age, sex, and region of the deceased. The government numbers do not give us much additional information.

So the charts which break deaths down by region, age, or sex, are likely using the ONS total number of deaths. These charts will be updated once a week on Tuesday when the new report is released.

Sorry if this causes any confusion, and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about it! But I’ll try to add a footnote to each chart that is using ONS figures for deaths, just to say that it is. They are only included on this page, and not in the local/national pages. 

(This is only worth reading if you live in Hackney, City of London (the local authority, not the entire city), Cornwall, Isles of Scilly, or Buckinghamshire) On the UK Coronavirus tracker, local data for England is obtained through three sources. Firstly the UK Gov, which is used for case and deaths within 28 days data. Then the ONS, which is used for deaths via death certificate data. And then NHS England, which is used for vaccination data. The list of local authorities between NHS England and the ONS match up fine, but the UK Gov data is a little different for three regions. First, Hackney and City of London. In the UK Gov data, they are merged together, whereas in the NHS England/ONS data they are separate. Second, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Again in the UK Gov data, they are merged together, whereas in the NHS England/ONS data they are separate. Third, Buckinghamshire and Aylesbury Vale/Chiltern/South Bucks/Wycombe. In the UK Gov data, Buckinghamshire does not exist, and Aylesbury Vale/Chiltern/South Bucks/Wycombe are all included as separate regions. In the NHS England/ONS figures, it is the opposite, and only Bickinghamshire exists. So what does this all mean? Basically:
  • In the local page data tables: The individual regions of Hackney / City of London / Cornwall / Isles of Scilly will not have any case or death data (they will be in Hackney and City of London, and Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly). Buckinghamshire will also not have any case or death data. Aylesbury Vale / Chiltern / South Bucks / Wycombe will have case and death data, but they will not have vaccination data, as all of that will have been merged into Buckinghamshire.
  • In the local page vaccination map: Hackney / City of London / Cornwall / Isles of Scilly will all be separate regions, and Aylesbury Vale / Chiltern / South Bucks / Wycombe will all be merged into Buckinghamshire.
  • Elsewhere on the local page: All other case and death data will only include Hackney and City of London / Cornwall and Isles of Scilly / Aylesbury Vale / Chiltern / South Bucks / Wycombe.
  • On the additional death data page: Hackney / City of London / Cornwall / Isles of Scilly will all be separate regions, and Aylesbury Vale / Chiltern / South Bucks / Wycombe will all be merged into Buckinghamshire.
It confuses me too, but if you have any other questions on it, just let me know and I can try to help!

UK Gov Dashboard – Nearly all of the data comes from here. If it isn’t mentioned elsewhere below, then it will come from here.

Our World In Data – Any international, non-UK data, will come from here. 

NHS England – Vaccination data for English regions and local authorities. 

Public Health Scotland – Vaccination data for Scottish local authorities.

UK Gov R Number – The current R numbers for England, and all English regions. Also, here are the separate sources for Scotland // Wales // Northern Ireland

ONS Weekly Death Report – All of the UK wide, English, and Welsh data on the additional death page. Also, here are the separate additional death sources for Scotland (NRS) and Northern Ireland (NISRA)

ONS Population Estimate – Population estimates for the UK, and also all of the extra stuff included in the detailed table on the local page (land size, population density, median age, etc).

I think that covers all of it! A lot of the figures on the page aren’t included in these sources, as I just work it out myself (stuff like the percentage change from last week). But if you need help finding anything else, just send me a message I’d be happy to help!

I aim to update this page every Tuesday, for around 6pm. Although unfortunately this isn’t always possible due to data not being released on time, or something else in my life taking priority. 

But it is updated by 6pm or shortly after most of the time! If a delay or more than 10-15 minutes is expected, I will put out a tweet to let people know. 

On public holidays, the amount of data being released can vary, so the page will only be partially updated, or potentially not updated at all. I’ll include a header banner on this page to let people know when/if that is occurring.

But in general, here are things to be aware of each day: 

Monday: No hospital data is updated

Tuesday: The additional death data page is updated, and the hospital data is updated again

Wednesday: Updated as normal

Thursday: The vaccination data on the local page is updated

Friday: The R numbers are updated

Saturday: No Welsh data is updated

Sunday: No hospital data is updated

Disclaimer

The data on this page is obtained from official sources, and it is accurate to the best of my knowledge. However, I am only human! I sometimes make miscalculations, or typos. Don’t always take the information on this page as fact and base decisions off it. 

All the sources are listed above, as is the spreadsheet I make all my calculations in, so feel free to double check the data and let me know if you think something isn’t correct!

This website is not associated with the UK government, NHS, or any other organization. It is just run by an individual who does not value his free time.