UK
Coronavirus Tracker

UK Coronavirus Tracker

Last Updated: 14th September

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

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

This is the number of people who have died from any cause within 28 days of testing positive for the virus. This figure comes from the UK Gov, and is released on a daily basis. It is the main figure referred to when people discuss deaths from the virus.

134,446

+963 this week

This is the number of people who have died with Covid-19 being specifically 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.

156,598

+779 this week

This is how many more deaths we've seen since March 2020 (when we started to see deaths from the virus in the UK), from all causes, than we would have expected to see in a normal year during the same time period. This figure is updated on a weekly basis. 

122,432

+835 this week

This chart shows the total number of covid deaths since the beginning of the pandemic by age group and sex. You can use the toggle button to view the deaths in the latest week only, and you can also deselect one of the sexes on the legend to view the figures for just Males or Females.

 

It is worth noting that in the older age groups, there are more Females than Males. There are also fewer people in general in the older age groups, so these groups will have seen much more deaths on a per capita basis.

Total
New This Week

This chart shows the total number of covid deaths registered each week throughout the UK. These figures do not include deaths of non-residents, so the UK wide figure shown may differ slightly from figures shown elsewhere. 

 

You can use the toggle to switch between seeing the total number of deaths, and the number of deaths in each nation per 100k population. You can also hover over or select a single week to see the figures for each nation.

 

Additionally, you can deselect one or more nations by selecting their name in the legend, which will stop them from displaying on the chart. The label shows the sum of the displayed nations (the entire UK by default).

In Total
Per 100k Population

This table shows the total number of covid deaths in each local authority throughout the UK since the beginning of the pandemic, and also the number of new deaths registered in the latest week, both in total and per capita.

 

You can select a column header to sort the table by that column, and also use the search bar to find one or more specific areas. The search bar can also be used to filter the table by region or nation, by typing something like 'Scotland' or 'London' or 'NorthWest'.

This map shows the number of new covid deaths which have been registered in each local authority in the latest week, per 100k population.

 

The colours shown are based on per capita figures, however, if you zoom further into the map labels will appear which show the exact number of new deaths in each area. You can also select or hover over an area to see a pop up that contains more information about it.

This table shows the total and per 100k population number of covid deaths by each of the alternative death counts in each nation, region, and in the UK as a whole. You can use the toggle to switch between all deaths, and deaths in the latest week only.

 

When looking at the 'This Week' figures, the 'Within 28 Days' column will not be based on the same methods and timescales as the 'Death Certificate' and 'Excess Deaths' columns, so the figures may not be exactly comparable. These figures do not include deaths of non-residents, so the UK wide figure shown may differ slightly from figures shown elsewhere. 

 

Within 28 Days

This is the number of people who have died from any cause within 28 days of testing positive for the virus. The source for it is here. The 'This Week' figure is based on the date of death, and shows the number of new deaths in the 7 days up to 5 days before the table was updated. For example, if the table was updated on the 10th of August, then it will show the number of new deaths in the 7 days up to the 5th of August.

 

Death Certificate

This is the number of people who have died with Covid-19 being specifically mentioned on their death certificate as an underlying or contributory cause of death, even if no test was conducted. The source for it is here. The 'This Week' figure is based on the date of registration, and if this table was updated on the 10th of August, then these figures would show the number of new deaths registered in the 7 days up to the 30th of July. 

 

Excess Deaths

This is how many more deaths we've seen since March 2020 (when we started to see deaths from the virus in the UK), from all causes, than we would have expected to see in a normal year during the same time period. For England, Wales, and the English Regions, these figures come from the ONS. For Scotland, they come from the NRS. And for Northern Ireland, they come from NISRA.

Total
This Week

This chart shows the number of excess deaths in the UK each week since the start of 2020. Which basically means how many more (or less) deaths have we seen each week, from all causes, than the average number of deaths we saw during the same week between 2015 and 2019. 

 

The figures are based on the date of the deaths registration, and as many registration offices are closed during bank holidays and public holidays, the figures around these weeks may appear off. This is most noticeable in the Christmas/New Year period. 

This chart shows the total number of deaths we've seen in the UK during each week of 2020 and 2021, from all causes, and compares these with the average number of deaths we saw during the same weeks between 2015 and 2019. The grey line shows the average number of weekly deaths between 2015 and 2019, and the grey shaded area shows the range where each of the deaths for those weeks fell into. I.e., the normal range.

 

The idea with this chart is that we can see if there has been any noticeable increase in deaths throughout the pandemic, compared to what we would have normally expected to see during the same timeframe. This can allow for us to get a better grasp on the true death toll, as with these figures, there won't be any instances of missing deaths or incorrectly counting deaths.

 

This is just purely how many more deaths the UK has seen during the pandemic than it would have expected to have seen in a normal year. Although even this may not be a perfect measurement, as deaths from many other causes have fallen this year as a result of the lockdown measures we have had in place. 

 

The figures are based on the date of the deaths registration, and as many registration offices are closed during bank holidays and public holidays, the figures around these weeks may appear off. This is most noticeable in the Christmas/New Year period. 

This chart shows the total number of deaths we've seen in the UK during each week of 2020 and 2021, from all causes, and compares these with the average number of deaths we saw during the same weeks between 2015 and 2019. The grey line shows the average number of weekly deaths between 2015 and 2019, and the grey shaded area shows the range where each of the deaths for those weeks fell into. I.e., the normal range.

 

The idea with this chart is that we can see if there has been any noticeable increase in deaths throughout the pandemic, compared to what we would have normally expected to see during the same timeframe. This can allow for us to get a better grasp on the true death toll, as with these figures, there won't be any instances of missing deaths or incorrectly counting deaths.

 

This is just purely how many more deaths the UK has seen during the pandemic than it would have expected to have seen in a normal year. Although even this may not be a perfect measurement, as deaths from many other causes have fallen this year as a result of the lockdown measures we have had in place. 

 

The figures are based on the date of the deaths registration, and as many registration offices are closed during bank holidays and public holidays, the figures around these weeks may appear off. This is most noticeable in the Christmas/New Year period. 

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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 (Argyll College). I started tracking the Scottish 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 – Great for 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)

ONS Monthly Long Covid Study – A monthly report that looks at the prevalence of Long Covid throughout the UK. 

COG-UK – A neat website that keeps track of which variants of the virus which are currently active throughout the UK.

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

NHS Test & Trace – Figures on the number of people being ‘pinged’

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 UK Government produce the numbers of ‘within 28 days’ deaths from the virus each day. These are deaths where the deceased had tested positive for virus within the 28 days preceding their death. These numbers are used in the daily updates, and for the figures on my national / local pages.

However, the ONS also put out a weekly report, which includes all deaths where the virus was specifically mentioned on the death certificate, either as an underlying or contributory cause of death, even if no positive test had taken place. These are likely to be more accurate as they can remove deaths which had nothing to do with the virus (like if someone tested positive and they got hit by a bus the within 28 days), and they can also include deaths which were likely caused by the virus, but there was no test conducted. 

These reports also break the data down into more detail, telling us stuff like the location of the deaths, pre-existing conditions, and so forth.

To help simplify things, I only use the ONS numbers on this page, and I use the ‘within 28 days’ deaths in the local/national pages. I’ll also try to add in a note when I use the ONS (death certificate) figures on this page!

Sorry if this causes any confusion, but feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about it.

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. 

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 day, 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 days! 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. I normally make a Twitter thread covering all the weeks data

Wednesday: Updated as normal

Thursday: Updated as normal

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.