Last Updated: 19th January
Past 7 Days Local Authority Map (per 100k pop)
New Local Authority Cases
New Local Authority Cases by Region and Country
Todays New Local Authority Cases Map
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Me! I’m John, a 25-year-old student and Cat lover at the University of the Highlands and Islands. I started tracking the Scottish Coronavirus (COVID-19) data in a spreadsheet out of interest, which eventually led to me making a web page for it. Then a few months later, I made one for the UK too!
Rather than buying a new domain to host it, I just added them to my ‘Travelling Tabby’ website. This is a travel blog, and has absolutely nothing to do with the Coronavirus. Still, feel free to look around!
The blog hasn’t got much on it yet, and I’ve not had any time for it recently. But you can still check out the destination pages to get some ideas for places to visit in the future, whether that is in the UK or abroad!
If you need to contact me, you can visit my contact page here, use the contact form on this page, or email me at [email protected]. I will try to respond when I can, although I’m quite busy right now and get a lot of emails, so replies may take a week or two!
Yeah! I routinely post different types of charts and comparisons on Twitter!
Also, Here is a link to the spreadsheet I use. Feel free to download a copy! It’s not very well laid out, and I’m normally messing around with something in it.. so if you see any random numbers just ignore them!
There’s not much ‘new’ data on there, it is just the current stuff on this page and a lot of historical data. But I’m sure some people will have a use for it 🙂
Sorry! A lot of people have this issue, 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 on Mac that doesn’t work. If you can, try to refresh your cache and see if it works better after that!
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 the MapSVG plugin!
I’d be happy to answer any other questions about it, but it is quite simple. A lot of manual data entry!
Additional Information / Clarifications
Local authority data is great, but it’s not always completely accurate. It requires a postcode from the infected, and these aren’t always easily obtained. The sum of the local authority cases will not match the UK totals for this reason, but they’ll still be mostly accurate and give a good indication of where the new infections are occurring.
I get the data for the English local authorities from two different sources. The infection data from gov.uk, and the death data from ONS. The issue is that gov.uk and ONS use different local authority ‘lists’, so the areas in England don’t exactly match up. And to make things even more confusing, those areas they use don’t quite match up with the map I use either!
Most regions are fine, and will include both deaths and infections as normal. But there are a few odd areas which I’ll mention below:
‘Aylesbury Vale’, ‘South Bucks’, and ‘Wycombe’ do not have any death data, but they do have infection data. Their death data is all merged together into ‘Buckinghamshire’. And ‘Buckinghamshire’ does not have any infection data, as it is spread out across the previously mentioned regions.
‘Cornwall’ and ‘Isles of Scilly’ have their infection data combined into ‘Cornwall’. As a result, the ‘Isles of Scilly’ region has no infection data. Although both regions do have their own death data.
‘Hackney’ and ‘City of London’ have their infection data combined into ‘Hackney’. As a result, the ‘City of London’ region has no infection data. Although both regions do have their own death data.
Everything else, including all the regions in Scotland/Wales/NI, are fine.
Sorry for any confusion with this! With data coming in from so many sources, with varying definitions, and always being backdated and changed, it’s hard to keep on top of! But here’s an explanation for some of the more obvious differences:
The testing data on my page is using processed pillar 1 + 2 tests only, it’s not counting antibody/research tests, or tests which are only sent out in the mail. You can see more on the UK wide test data here.
The infection increases on my page are showing the differences between yesterday’s reported total, and todays total. Sometimes infections will be backdated to previous dates, but it’s too much work for me to keep on top of this, so I just go with the daily reported figures. So if you compare my historical data to the official historical data, they might not match up exactly.
The local authority/regional totals will rarely ever sum up to match the national total. This is caused by missing location data, and numbers constantly being adjusted.
I get Scotlands hospital data from the Scottish government directly. The other nations come from the UK gov dashboard. These numbers don’t always seem to match the figures from the Welsh/NI governments directly, for some reason (plus the Welsh/NI figures are normally a day out of date, so when that happens I’ll just carry the previous days number over). The hospital data also doesn’t seem to be updated over the weekend for anywhere other than Scotland/England, so the Wales/NI figures probably won’t change over the weekend (then I’ll go back and adjust them when the correct figures come out on Monday).
Also, the Northern Ireland currently in hospital (but not ICU) figures are changed every day, for some reason. Literally, every figure they’ve got, spanning all the way back to April, gets a slight adjustment nearly every day. I’ve got no idea why they do it, but if you see the historical Northern Ireland in hospital data not matching the official UK gov figures, that will be why. I try to go back and update it all once a week, but as I mentioned they change it every day, so it’s hard to always keep on top of.
That should explain most of it! But then again I could have just made a typo, so feel free to let me know if you think something isn’t correct!
The data on this page is mostly 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.