Please note: these are government figures on numbers of confirmed cases – some people who report symptoms are not being tested, and are not included in these counts.
About this data
This data comes from a variety of sources; the headline figures come from Public Health England, working with devolved authorities in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Local authority and health board data comes from the devolved authorities. The cases and deaths by day comes from Johns Hopkins University, although ultimately from the same sources. There are differences in the data collection practices and publishing schedules of the sources that may lead to temporary inconsistencies.
Since first being identified as a new coronavirus strain in patients from the city of Wuhan in Hubei province, China, late last year, Covid-19 has spread around the globe.
The virus can cause pneumonia. Those who have fallen ill are reported to suffer coughs, fever and breathing difficulties. You can find out more about the symptoms here.
There are things you can do, such as wearing a face mask, to protect yourself and slow the spread of the virus. Chief among them are regularly washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, and catching coughs and sneezes in tissues.
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