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Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in your area?
Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in your area?
By The Visual and Data Journalism Team
There have been nearly four million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK and more than 112,000 people have died, government figures show.
However, these figures include only people who have died within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus.
Nearly 11 million people in the UK have now had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.
Find out how the pandemic has affected your area and how it compares with the national average:
How many cases and deaths in your area?
Enter a full UK postcode or council name to find outData for the most recent days may be revised upwards as new test results are received What do these charts show? Cases are people who have tested positive for coronavirus. Public health bodies may occasionally revise their case numbers. 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 doses by nation only.
Source: gov.uk dashboard - updated weekdays. 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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The number of daily cases reached record levels in early January, partly driven by a new variant of the virus thought to be much more easily transmissible than other strains.
However, the average number of daily reported cases are now falling - with strict lockdown measures in place across the country.
A further 19,114 confirmed cases across the UK were announced by the government on Friday.
It is thought the infection rate was much higher than was evident from the reported number of cases during the first peak in spring last year. Testing capacity was too limited to detect the true number of daily cases.
The darker orange and red areas on the map below show the areas currently seeing the highest number of cases per 100,000 people.
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During the current lockdown people have been told to stay at home, other than for limited purposes such as essential food shopping, medical appointments and work. Schools are also closed.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the government will set out a "roadmap" for easing restrictions in England on 22 February.
In Wales, lockdown measures, including the closure of licensed premises and non-essential shops, will remain in force until 19 February at the earliest.
In Scotland, the lockdown has been extended until at least the end of February while in Northern Ireland, restrictions have been extended to 5 March.
Vaccine rollout on track
Nearly 11 million people, or about one in five adults in the UK, have now received a first dose of a vaccine, government figures show, and more than 500,000 people have had a second.
About 380,000 doses need to be given each day if the government is to reach its target of offering vaccines to the 15 million most vulnerable people by the middle of February.
The current seven-day average is about 440,000.
In total, more than 9.4 million people in England have had one vaccine dose. In Scotland, 740,000 people have had their first dose, while the figure is 520,000 in Wales and 275,000 in Northern Ireland.
After the top priority groups receive their jabs, the programme will move onto people aged 50 and over and those with underlying health conditions.
By autumn, the rest of the adult population, another 21 million people, will be offered a vaccine.
Many places have now vaccinated more than 80% of people aged 80 and over.
Gloucestershire has reached the highest proportion at 95%. East London has reached the fewest with just under 70% having had the first dose.
Overall London, is still lagging behind the rest of England.
Daily deaths remain high
The government announced a further 1,014 deaths within 28 days of a positive test on Friday.
Of these deaths, 892 were in England, 61 were in Scotland, 45 were in Wales and 16 were in Northern Ireland.
Rules were amended last summer to include deaths in the coronavirus total only if they occurred within 28 days of a positive test. Previously in England, all deaths after a positive test were included.
England has seen the majority of UK deaths from Covid-19. Using the 28-day cut-off, there have been more than 98,000.
Hospitals remain under pressure
There are currently more than 30,000 people with coronavirus in hospital in the UK.
Numbers in mid-January reached almost double the highest point of the spring peak, but have been falling since then.
London, the South East and the Midlands have seen the highest numbers in recent weeks.
But all nations and regions saw more patients in hospital in the latest surge than during the first wave last spring.
Death toll could be higher
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 count people who died within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus - and that total has now passed 111,000.
Second, ONS figures include all deaths where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate, even if the person had not been tested for the virus. This figure is more than 112,000 deaths, to 22 January.
The third measure counts all deaths over and above the usual number at the time of year - that figure was more than 104,000 by 22 January.
In total, there were 20,693 deaths registered in the week to 22 January, that's 5,712 more deaths than "normal" for the time of year.
Of that figure, 9,052 were deaths related to coronavirus - the second highest total of the pandemic.
There have now been more deaths involving Covid than 'excess' deaths, which means non-Covid deaths must be below usual levels.
This could be because of a milder flu season - resulting from 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.
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's current estimate for the R number across the whole of the UK is 0.7 to 1.
The estimate for England, Scotland and Wales is currently 0.7 to 0.9, while in Northern Ireland it is 0.75 to 0.85.
The government has said in the past that the R number is one of the most important factors in making policy decisions.
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