UK
Coronavirus Tracker

UK Coronavirus Tracker

Last Updated: 20th October

Page is updated by 6pm daily. Follow me on Twitter for any updates!

Page is updated by 6pm daily.
Follow me on Twitter for any updates!

Cases

This chart shows the number of new cases each day in each local authority by specimen date (the day the test was conducted, rather than just the day the result was reported). For example, if someone takes a test on Wednesday, and the result is reported back as positive on Friday, then that new case will be included in the figures on Friday as a 'new case reported'. However, the person actually tested positive on Wednesday. So this chart helps us to see how many people tested positive on each day more accurately!

 

On the chart, the most recent five days shown are likely to be an undercount, as tests conducted on these days won't all have their results reported back yet. Meaning the number of cases shown for these days will likely increase further in future updates. You can view up to four areas at one time, however just be aware that the figures are not per capita.

 

 

Deaths

This chart shows the number of new deaths each day in each local authority by date of death (the day the death occurred, rather than just the day the death was reported). For example, if someone passes away from the virus on Wednesday, and the death isn't reported until Friday, then that new death will be included in the figures on Friday as a 'new death reported'. However, the death actually occurred on Wednesday. So this chart helps us to see how many deaths have occurred each day more accurately.

 

On the chart, the most recent five days shown are likely to be an undercount, as deaths that occurred on these days won't all have been reported yet. Meaning the number of deaths shown for these days may increase further in future updates. Even then, sometimes deaths can take a week or more to be reported, so if an area reports a new death today then it might appear on this chart as having occurred a week or two ago. You can view up to four areas at one time, however just be aware that the figures are not per capita. Welsh areas are not included.

Cases

This chart shows the number of new cases each day in each local authority by specimen date (the day the test was conducted, rather than just the day the result was reported). For example, if someone takes a test on Wednesday, and the result is reported back as positive on Friday, then that new case will be included in the figures on Friday as a 'new case reported'. However, the person actually tested positive on Wednesday. So this chart helps us to see how many people tested positive on each day more accurately!

 

On the chart, the most recent five days shown are likely to be an undercount, as tests conducted on these days won't all have their results reported back yet. Meaning the number of cases shown for these days will likely increase further in future updates. You can view up to four areas at one time, however just be aware that the figures are not per capita.

 

 

Deaths

This chart shows the number of new deaths each day in each local authority by date of death (the day the death occurred, rather than just the day the death was reported). For example, if someone passes away from the virus on Wednesday, and the death isn't reported until Friday, then that new death will be included in the figures on Friday as a 'new death reported'. However, the death actually occurred on Wednesday. So this chart helps us to see how many deaths have occurred each day more accurately.

 

On the chart, the most recent five days shown are likely to be an undercount, as deaths that occurred on these days won't all have been reported yet. Meaning the number of deaths shown for these days may increase further in future updates. Even then, sometimes deaths can take a week or more to be reported, so if an area reports a new death today then it might appear on this chart as having occurred a week or two ago. You can view up to four areas at one time, however just be aware that the figures are not per capita. Welsh areas are not included.

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

 

As the figures here are based on reporting date, they are subject to reporting issues. Such as a number of cases being removed from an areas total (giving an unrealistically low or even negative daily increase), or a number of old cases being added to an areas total (giving an unrealistically high daily increase). If possible, it is better to view the trends on the 'New Cases This Week by Local Authority' map further down on this page. Also, no data for Wales or Northern Ireland will be available on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday.

This map shows the number of new cases in each local authority over the past week, per 100k population. The figures are based on specimen date, and exclude the most recent five days as results of tests conducted on these days will not all be in yet. For example, if today is the 10th of August, then the map will show the number of new cases in the 7 days up to the 5th of August.

 

You can hover over or select an area on the map to see more detailed information for it.

 

Figures are rounded up to the nearest 0.1.

This table shows the number of new cases in each local authority over the past week, per 100k population, and how this has changed from a week ago. The figures are based on specimen date, and exclude the most recent five days as results of tests conducted on these days will not all be in yet.

 

For example, if today is the 10th of August, then the 'New Cases' column will show the number of new cases in the 7 days up to the 5th of August, and the 'Change from Last Week' column will show how much this has changed from the 7 days before that.

 

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, by typing something like 'Scotland' or 'London' or 'NorthWest'. There is also a 'Cities' filter which will just show you a number of the larger cities.

This table shows the number of new cases in each local authority over the past week, per 100k population, and how this has changed from a week ago. The figures are based on specimen date, and exclude the most recent five days as results of tests conducted on these days will not all be in yet.

 

For example, if today is the 10th of August, then the 'New Cases' column will show the number of new cases in the 7 days up to the 5th of August, and the 'Change from Last Week' column will show how much this has changed from the 7 days before that.

 

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, by typing something like 'Scotland' or 'London' or 'NorthWest'. There is also a 'Cities' filter which will just show you a number of the larger cities.

This chart shows the number of new cases found in each area over the past week (per 100k population), and how much this has changed from the week before. The line in the middle represents a 0% change. Any areas to the left of that line have falling case rates, and any areas to the right of it have rising case rates. The higher up an area is, the more cases (per 100k population) it is having.

 

The figures are based on specimen date, and exclude the most recent five days as results of tests conducted on these days will not all be in yet. For example, if today is the 10th of August, then this chart will show the number of new cases in the 7 days up to the 5th of August, and the 'Change from Last Week' column will show how much this has changed from the 7 days before that.

 

By default, the chart shows the figures for Scotland, Wales, N. Ireland, and each of the English regions. But you can use the drop-down menu to choose one of these individual areas and see all of the local authorities within it.

This chart shows the number of new cases found in each area over the past week (per 100k population), and how much this has changed from the week before. The line in the middle represents a 0% change. Any areas to the left of that line have falling case rates, and any areas to the right of it have rising case rates. The higher up an area is, the more cases (per 100k population) it is having.

 

The figures are based on specimen date, and exclude the most recent five days as results of tests conducted on these days will not all be in yet. For example, if today is the 10th of August, then this chart will show the number of new cases in the 7 days up to the 5th of August, and the 'Change from Last Week' column will show how much this has changed from the 7 days before that.

 

By default, the chart shows the figures for Scotland, Wales, N. Ireland, and each of the English regions. But you can use the drop-down menu to choose one of these individual areas and see all of the local authorities within it.

This map shows what percentage of the 12+ population in each local authority in England/Scotland/Wales have had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. 

 

The figure is worked out by dividing the total number of second doses administered in each area, by the areas 12+ population (based on the ONS mid-2020 population estimates). On the official UK Gov dashboard, the coverage figure for the English local authorities is worked out by using the NIMS (National Immunisation Management Service) population estimates, and not the ONS population estimates. As a result, the figures shown for the English local authorities here will differ than the ones on the official UK Gov dashboard.

 

A similar occurrence is happening with the Welsh figures, where on the official PHW dashboard, the population figures are based on the WIS (Welsh Immunisation System) estimates.

 

The NIMS and WIS figures are likely to be more accurate (using the ONS population estimates can give an unrealistically high figures.. such as 100%), however as no equivelant figures are available for Scotland, doing it this way is the only way to make a fair comparison.

 

If you zoom into the map, a label will appear for each area which shows their exact coverage figure. You can also hover over or select an area on the map to see more information about it, including first dose coverage.

 

No local authority data is currently available for N. Ireland, however they do release some regional data here. The Welsh data here will be updated each Thursday.

 

Please note that the data for 12-15 year olds is not currently included in the Welsh regions, so the coverage figure for those will be lower than reality. 

Basic

This table gives a basic overview of the covid situation in each Nation, English Region, and Local Authority. Just be aware that the figures shown here may not sum to the national total, due to missing location data for some cases and deaths.

 

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 Nation and English Region, by typing something like 'Scotland' or 'London' or 'NorthWest'. There is also a 'Cities' filter which will just show you a number of the larger cities, and you can also search for 'Nation' or 'Region' to show just those. You can type more than one thing in there too.. for example you could type 'Scotland Wales' or 'Glasgow Edinburgh Manchester Belfast' or 'YorkshireHumber EastMidlands'.

 

There is no death data available for any of the Welsh local authorities, and the 'New Today' figures for local aurorities in Wales and Northern Ireland will not be available on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday.

 

The 'This Week' figure is based on specimen date, and shows the number of new cases and deaths in the 7 days up to 5 days before today. For example, if today is the 10th of August, then it will show the number in the 7 days up to the 5th of August. The 12 week trend is also based on specimen date, with the most recent week (furthest right column) showing the latest weekly increase of cases and deaths.

 

 

Detailed

This table gives a much more detailed overview of the covid situation in each Nation, English Region, and Local Authority. There is also a row for the UK as a whole, for reference. I'll cover each section in more detail below, but just be aware that the figures shown here may not sum to the national total, due to missing location data.

 

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 Nation and English Region, by typing something like 'Scotland' or 'London' or 'NorthWest'. There is also a 'Cities' filter which will just show you a number of the larger cities, and you can also search for 'Nation' or 'Region' to show just those. You can type more than one thing in there too.. for example you could type 'Scotland Wales' or 'Glasgow Edinburgh Manchester Belfast' or 'YorkshireHumber EastMidlands'.

 

There is no death data available for any of the Welsh local authorities, and no vaccination data available for any of the Northern Ireland local authorities. Also, the 'New Today' figures for local authorities in Wales and Northern Ireland will not be available on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday.

 

 

Area Information

This section gives some random information about each area, including their population, land size, population density, and median age. All of these factors may have affected how the pandemic played out in each area, so I thought they would be interesting to include! The source for all that data is here.

 

Cases

This section gives a detailed overview of cases, both in whole numbers and per 100k population numbers. The 'This Week' figure is based on specimen date, and shows the number of new cases identified in the 7 days up to 5 days before today. For example, if today is the 10th of August, then it will show the number of cases found in the 7 days up to the 5th of August. The 'Last Week' figure shows the number of new cases identified in the 7 days before that, and then the 'Change from Last Week' figure shows by what percentage cases have increased/decreased since last week.

 

Deaths

This section gives a detailed overview of deaths, both in whole numbers and per 100k population numbers. The 'This Week' figure is based on date of death, and shows the number of new deaths in the 7 days up to 5 days before today. For example, if today is the 10th of August, then it will show the number of new deaths in the 7 days up to the 5th of August. The 'Last Week' figure shows the number of new deaths in the 7 days before that, and then the 'Change from Last Week' figure shows by what percentage deaths have increased/decreased since last week.

 

Vaccines Doses Administered

This section gives a detailed overview of vaccinations administered, both in whole numbers and per 100 population numbers. The 'This Week' figure is based reporting date, showing how many new vaccines (both first and second doses combined) have been reported in each area over the past week. The 'Last Week' figure shows the number of new vaccines reported in the 7 days before that, and then the 'Change from Last Week' figure shows by what percentage the number of new vaccines being administered has increased/decreased since last week. The data for the Welsh local authorities will only be updated once a week, on Thursday.

 

Share of the UKs...

This section gives a little glimpse of each areas share of the UKs total figures. It's not too useful, but I thought it would still be interesting to include. Just bear in mind that the demographics vary quite a bit between areas, so one area might be more susceptible to high case rates, and another might have more eligible people to get vaccinated, ect.

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Detailed

Cases

This chart shows the weekly case rate in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the larger English Regions, and each local authority in the UK, per 100k population. The case rate here is defined as the number of new cases identified in each area over the past 7 days, based on specimen date (the day the test was conducted) rather than reporting date (the day the result was reported). The most recent five days are therefore not included, as results of tests conducted on these days will not all be in yet. For example, if today is the 10th of August, then the most recent figure will be for people testing positive in the 7 days up to the 5th of August. 

 

 

Deaths

This chart shows the weekly death rate in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the larger English Regions, per 100k population. The death rate here is defined as the number of new deaths occurring in each nation over the past 7 days, based on the date of death (the day the death occurred) rather than reporting date (the day the death was reported). The most recent five days are therefore not included, as deaths occurring on these days will not all be reported yet. For example, if today is the 10th of August, then the most recent figure will be for deaths occurring in the 7 days up to the 5th of August. 

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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 Additional Insights – A weekly dashboard that keeps track of various metrics across the UK, such as cases, hospitalizations, vaccinations, antibodies, well-being, lifestyle, work, and more.

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

Here are some general notes about the vaccination data on the UK Coronavirus Tracker pages.

 

Firstly, no vaccination data is available for any of the Northern Ireland local authorities (there is some data here, just not at a local authority level), and the data for the Welsh local authorities is only updated each Thursday.

 

Secondly, the population figures used to calculate vaccination coverage on this page are based on the ONS population estimates here. On the official UK government dashboard, the population figures used for the English regions and local authorities are from the National Immunisation Management Service Database, so the coverage figures there may be a little different than the ones on here. I am using the ONS figures for the English areas to allow for consistency and fair comparisons to be made between the English and Scottish regions. A similar thing is going on with the Welsh figures.

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. If there are any large issues for the day, I’ll put a little heading banner at the top of the page just to make people aware of it. 

I’ll also list a few common ‘errors’ people spot below. But if you see something else, feel free to let me know! It could be an error I’ve not spotted, or it could just be a silly typo. 

The local authority/regional figures will rarely ever sum up to match the national total. This is a result of missing location data, and numbers constantly being adjusted. This is especially true for figures in England at a regional/local level, which normally do not even come close to matching the national figure. 

The 7-day increases on this page are based on specimen date, and exclude the 5 most recent days. On the Scotland page they’re also based on specimen date, but only exclude the 3 most recent days, so the 7-day figures won’t match up between the two pages. This is done to keep in line with the official figures being released from both PHS and the UK Gov. The exception to this is with the vaccination data, which is based on reporting date. 

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

Thank You to Argyll College UHI for Sponsoring This Page

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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.