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Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in my area?

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There have been more than 10 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK and nearly 145,000 people have died, government figures show.

However, these figures include only people who have died within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus.

So far, 89% of people aged 12 and over in the UK have had their first vaccine dose, 81% have had their second and 31% have had a booster.

Government statistics show 144,810 people have now died, with 35 deaths reported in the latest 24-hour period. In total, 10,189,059 people have tested positive, up 42,583 in the latest 24-hour period. Latest figures show 7,530 people in hospital. In total, 50,941,327 people have received their first vaccination

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Find out how the pandemic has affected your area and how it compares with the national average:

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How many cases, vaccinations and deaths in my area?

Enter a full UK postcode or council name to find out

Source: NHS England, Public Health Wales, Public Health Scotland, dashboard. Wales updated weekly. England, Scotland and Northern Ireland updated weekdays.

What do these charts show?

Cases are people who have tested positive for coronavirus. Public health bodies may occasionally revise their case numbers up or down. Case rate by age only available for England. *The “average area” means the middle ranking council or local government district when ranked by cases per 100,000 people.
The case rate chart shows how many people have tested positive each day for every 100,000 people in that area. The dark blue line shows the average daily rate over the past seven days. This average helps to show whether cases are rising or falling. The case rate by age chart shows how many people have tested positive in each age group per 100,000 people. Steeper rises in older age groups are of more concern because older people are more likely to be badly affected by the virus and are more likely to need hospital care. The case rate by age shows a rate. This means the values for the two age groups cannot be added together to get the overall case rate in each area.
Source: UK public health bodies – updated weekdays.
Vaccines are data for first, second, and booster and third doses. England, Scotland and Wales data is by local authority, Northern Ireland is national data. In Scotland and Northern Ireland percentages are calculated using the most recent mid-year population estimates from the national statistics agencies. In England the percentages are calculated using the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service (NIMS) database. Percentages in Wales use data from the Welsh Immunisation System. These data include people who have an NHS number and are currently alive. Booster and third doses are not being offered to everyone over the age of 12 but the same denominator is being used for this figure. Areas will have different demographics which will affect how many people have been vaccinated. Caution should be taken when comparing areas. Booster doses and third primary doses for those with suppressed immune systems, are combined in the data. There is currently no booster and third dose vaccination data for English local authorities. Source: UK public health bodies, dashboard – England, Scotland and Northern Ireland data updated weekdays, Wales data updated weekly.
Deaths are where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. The chart shows the number of deaths recorded each week per 100,000 people in that area. Covid deaths are in red, other deaths are in grey. The average is the monthly average of deaths in the last five years between 2014-2019. This average will continue to be used in 2021. Recording of deaths over Christmas and New Year was affected by the bank holidays – trends should be treated with caution.
Source: ONS, NRS and NISRA – data updated weekly.

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Daily cases remain high

The average number of daily confirmed cases has bounced around since mid-July and has been rising again since early November.

A further 42,583 confirmed cases were announced on Monday.

The emergence of the new Omicron variant means new temporary measures are being put in place as a precaution.

The new restrictions, including the compulsory use of face coverings in shops and on public transport in England, come into force on Tuesday. Anyone entering the UK will require a PCR test within 48 hours of arrival and will need to self-isolate until they receive a negative result.

Chart showing that the number of daily cases are still high

It is thought the infection rate in the first peak of the virus in spring last year was much higher than was evident from the reported number of cases. Testing capacity was then too limited to detect the true number of daily cases.

The red areas on the map below show the places currently seeing the highest number of cases per 100,000 people.

You can use our postcode look-up to check what the rules are where you live.

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Vaccine rollout continuing

Nearly 51 million people, 89% of those aged 12 and over in the UK, have now received a first dose of a vaccine.

The number of people who have received a second vaccine dose is now more than 46 million, or 81% of people aged 12 and over.

A booster campaign, for people aged over 40 or belonging to a number of other groups has been extended to all over-18s to help stop a potential wave of cases driven by the new Omicron variant.

Nearly 15 million booster doses have been administered in England so far, while that figure is about 1.7 million in Scotland, 870,000 in Wales and 370,000 in Northern Ireland.

Chart showing the percentage of the UK population to have received vaccines by first, second and booster dose

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there are “good reasons” to believe the vaccines will provide at least some protection against the new Omicron variant and called on people to get their booster doses as soon as they can.

“If you’re boosted, your response is likely to be stronger so it’s more vital than ever that people get their jabs and we get those boosters into arms as fast as possible,” he said.

Chart showing the focus is now on booster shots

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Signs of daily deaths falling

There were 35 deaths within 28 days of a positive test reported on Monday.

Of those deaths, 21 were in England, 10 were in Wales and four in Northern Ireland. No deaths were reported in Scotland.

England has seen the majority of UK deaths since the pandemic began, with nearly 126,000 so far.

Chart showing that the number of daily deaths has fallen recently

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Hospital numbers stable

The most recent government figures show people 7,530 with coronavirus in hospital in the UK, down from 8,058 a week earlier.

Although numbers of hospital patients with coronavirus are higher than they were over the summer, they are far below the peak of nearly 40,000 people back in January.

Chart showing the number of patients in hospital in the UK

Looking at Covid patients in hospital by region, the numbers are higher than in the summer but have been falling slowly in some regions.

Chart showing the number of patients in hospital across different nations and regions

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Death toll could be nearly 170,000

When looking at the overall death toll from coronavirus, official figures count deaths in three different ways, each giving a slightly different number.

First, government figures – the ones reported each day – count people who died within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus. This figure is nearly 145,000.

According to the latest ONS figures, the UK has now seen nearly 168,000 deaths in total – that’s all those deaths where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate even if the person had not been tested for the virus.

Chart showing the three ways of measuring deaths from Covid - the government figure of 144,810 includes all deaths within 28 days of a positive result; the ONS counts all death certificate mentions and that figure is now 167,927; the excess death figures is the number of deaths over and above the usual total and that figure is now 141,733

The third measure counts all deaths over and above the usual number at the time of year – that figure was more than 140,000 as of 12 November.

In total, there were 13,780 deaths registered in the week to 12 November, which was 17% above the five-year average.

Of the total deaths, 1,197 were related to coronavirus, three more than the previous week.

There have been more deaths involving Covid than “excess” deaths since the start of the pandemic, meaning non-Covid deaths must be below usual levels.

This could be down to the milder flu season last winter – due to less travel and more social distancing – and because some people who might have died for other reasons had there been no pandemic, died of Covid.

Chart showing how the pandemic has affected excess deaths. Updated 23 Nov

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What is the R number?

The “R number” is the average number of people an infected person will pass the disease on to.

If R is below one, then the number of people contracting the disease will fall; if it is above one, the number will grow.

The government has said in the past that the R number is one of the most important factors in making policy decisions.

The latest R number estimate for England is 1.0 to 1.1, for Scotland it is 0.9 to 1.1, for Wales it is 0.8 to 1.0 and for Northern Ireland it is 1.1 to 1.3.

Chart showing R number estimates for the UK nations and English regions

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