UK
Coronavirus Tracker

UK Coronavirus Tracker

Last Updated: Thursday 26th May

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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). On the chart, the most recent three 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). On the chart, the most recent ten 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.

 

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). On the chart, the most recent three 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). On the chart, the most recent ten 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.

 

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
Deaths

This map shows the number of new cases in each local authority over the past week, per 100k population. The figures here are based on specimen date, and show the number of new cases identified in the 7 days up to 4 days before today. For example, if today is the 20th of August, then it will show the number of cases found in the 7 days up to the 16th of August.

 

You can hover over or select an area on the map to see more detailed information about it, and if you zoom in a label will appear which shows the exact number of new cases in that area over the past week (not just the per 100k figure).

 

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 four days as results of tests conducted on these days will not all be in yet.

 

For example, if today is the 20th of August, then the 'New Cases' column will show the number of new cases in the 7 days up to the 16th 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 four days as results of tests conducted on these days will not all be in yet.

 

For example, if today is the 20th of August, then the 'New Cases' column will show the number of new cases in the 7 days up to the 16th 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 here are based on specimen date, and show the number of new cases identified in the 7 days up to 4 days before today. For example, if today is the 20th of August, then the 'This Week' figure will show the number of new cases in the 7 days up to the 16th of August. 'Last Week' will be the 7 days before that, and 'Two Weeks Ago' will be 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 here are based on specimen date, and show the number of new cases identified in the 7 days up to 4 days before today. For example, if today is the 20th of August, then the 'This Week' figure will show the number of new cases in the 7 days up to the 16th of August. 'Last Week' will be the 7 days before that, and 'Two Weeks Ago' will be 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.

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.

 

The 'This Week' figure is based on specimen date / date of death, and shows the number of new cases identified in the 7 days up to 4 days before today, and the number of new deaths which have occurred in the 7 days up to 11 days before today. For example, if today is the 20th of August, then it will show the number of cases found in the 7 days up to the 16th of August, and the number of deaths that occurred in the 7 days up to the 9th of August.

 

 

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.

 

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 4 days before today. For example, if today is the 20th of August, then it will show the number of cases found in the 7 days up to the 16th 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 which have occurred in the 7 days up to 11 days before today. For example, if today is the 20th of August, then it will show the number of new deaths in the 7 days up to the 9th 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.

 

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.

Basic
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 three days are not included, as not all tests conducted on these days will have had their results reported yet. 

 

 

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 ten days are not included, as not all deaths occurring on these days will have been reported yet. 

Cases
Deaths

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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 pretty 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)

@LawrenceGilder – A Twitter account that provides an easy to read yet comprehensive daily Covid-19 update for the UK

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 any more 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. 

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.

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.

SEPA Wastewater Dashboard – A dashboard that analyses wastewater samples across Scotland and tracks how many traces of Covid-19 are being found in them.   

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 embedded 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

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. 

Sources
Most of the charts on this page will have their source linked directly underneath them. But still, here is a list of all the main sources used on this page:

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. 

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 Infection Survey – The data here is used for the ‘Percentage of People who Currently Have Covid-19’ chart. It is also used for any of the data showing how many people currently have covid (like the ‘1 in …’) figures.

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! Many 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!

 

Data Definitions
As just about all of the data on this page comes from the official UK Gov Dashboard, I would recommend looking at their metrics definition page here to see exactly what is included in each metric for each nation.

Additionally, on most charts you can click the header, and a drop down will appear that gives some more specific information about what it shows.

Below are some of the frequently requested additions for the page, with an explanation as to why they are not currently available:

R Number
The R numbers were on this page before, however, they were removed at the start of 2022. The reason for this is that the ‘latest’ R number released lags behind 2-3 weeks. So we could have been in a situation where cases were rising rapidly, yet the R number was still sitting at 0.8 – 0.9, reflecting the situation a few weeks before.

It wasn’t very useful in that regard, and was actually quite misleading too. The R number is still released once a week though (each Friday). To view the latest figures, try looking here: England / Scotland / Wales / Northern Ireland

 

Excess Deaths
There are some excess death figures available on my Additional Death Data page here!

 

Cases / Hospital Admissions / Deaths by Vaccination Status
Unfortunately this data is very complex and difficult to display properly, so I have not added it to my page. There is also no UK wide data being published on this.

My best recommendation would be to look at this weekly report from the UKHSA, which shows figures of that sort for England.

 

Deaths by Pre Existing Condition
There doesn’t seem to be too much data released about this, so I can’t really add anything to the page for it. Especially not at a UK wide level.

 

Positivity Rates
While each nation releases similar case/death/vaccination figures, they do not release similar testing or positivity rate figures. It is not possible to work out a UK wide positivity rate, or even make equal comparisons between the four nations, as each nation uses different methodology and releases their data in different ways.

 

Vaccination Uptake by Age
I used to have some figures showing this on the page, but there isn’t any single source for it, so collecting all the data was a bit too time-consuming. It may come back in the future, but you can view vaccination uptake figures for each nation individually here: England / Scotland / Wales / Northern Ireland

Please note that each nation is using different population figures, so comparisons between the four of them won’t be equal.

 

Vaccinations by Local Authority
Adding this would be quite a lot of work, and the data isn’t available in the same format across the UK, so it isn’t really possible to do anyways. But you can see local figures for each nation here: England / Scotland / Wales / Northern Ireland

I aim to update this page every Monday / Thursday, 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 of 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 the main things to be aware of each day: 

Monday: Updated as normal. 

Tuesday: Not updated, however, the weekly additional death data page is updated.

Wednesday: Not updated.

Thursday: Updated as normal. 

Friday: Not updated, however, the ONS infection survey data and “1 in …” figures are updated.

Saturday: Not updated.

Sunday: Not updated.

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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 on 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.