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Coronavirus UK map: How many confirmed cases are there in your area? Coronavirus UK map: How many confirmed cases are there in your area?
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There are now more than 143,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK and at least 19,506 people confirmed to have had the virus have died. There are now more than 148,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK and more than 20,000 people with the virus have now died.
The actual number of cases is estimated to be much higher though - up until recently it was mostly those in hospital and some NHS and care stuff who were being tested.The actual number of cases is estimated to be much higher though - up until recently it was mostly those in hospital and some NHS and care stuff who were being tested.
More than 444,000 people have been tested for coronavirus so far. More than 517,000 people have been tested for coronavirus so far.
The following charts and graphics will help you understand the situation in the UK and how the authorities are responding.The following charts and graphics will help you understand the situation in the UK and how the authorities are responding.
Find out how many people have confirmed cases in your area:Find out how many people have confirmed cases in your area:
If you can't see the look-up click here.If you can't see the look-up click here.
Northern Ireland cases by council area have not been made available since 20 April.Northern Ireland cases by council area have not been made available since 20 April.
Gradual decline in daily deaths continuesGradual decline in daily deaths continues
Friday's figure of 684 deaths is up from 616 on Thursday. Saturday's figure of 813 deaths is the second day running that the total has risen.
But the BBC's head of statistics Robert Cuffe says that the longer term trend is still of very gradual decline from a peak before Easter.But the BBC's head of statistics Robert Cuffe says that the longer term trend is still of very gradual decline from a peak before Easter.
Home Secretary Priti Patel told the daily news conference that passing a total of 20,000 deaths was a "tragic and terrible milestone".
The UK's overall death figure is almost entirely made up from those people who died in hospital and tested positive for the virus.The UK's overall death figure is almost entirely made up from those people who died in hospital and tested positive for the virus.
For the most part, it does not include deaths in the community, for example in care homes, or people who have died in their own homes.For the most part, it does not include deaths in the community, for example in care homes, or people who have died in their own homes.
On Tuesday, the Office for National Statistics said there had been some 18,500 deaths in the week up to 10 April - about 8,000 more than is normal at this time of year.On Tuesday, the Office for National Statistics said there had been some 18,500 deaths in the week up to 10 April - about 8,000 more than is normal at this time of year.
The number of UK cases is not acceleratingThe number of UK cases is not accelerating
Friday's figure of 5,386 new cases is slightly higher than the previous day. Saturday's figure of 4,913 new cases represents a small decrease on Friday's figure.
But it is still down on the 5,850 recorded on Sunday, which was the second highest daily increase in new infections, possibly as a result of more testing being carried out.
The highest daily total was on 5 April, when more than 6,000 new cases were confirmed.The highest daily total was on 5 April, when more than 6,000 new cases were confirmed.
The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.
As with deaths, cases were heavily concentrated in London, the Midlands and the North West, but South Wales and parts of Scotland also have higher concentrations of cases. As with deaths, cases were heavily concentrated in London, the Midlands and the North West, but South Wales, parts of Scotland, including the Shetland Islands, and the North East of England now also have higher concentrations of cases.
Patient numbers are gradually decliningPatient numbers are gradually declining
The number of people in hospital with coronavirus is slowly falling.The number of people in hospital with coronavirus is slowly falling.
Professor Chris Whitty, the UK's chief medical officer, said on Wednesday that the situation around the country was either improving or broadly flat. Figures for patients with coronavirus who are critically ill in hospital have fallen by 13% since this time last week, from 3,360 to 2,910 across the UK.
The government has said making sure the NHS can cope with a second peak of the virus is one of the five conditions that must be met.The government has said making sure the NHS can cope with a second peak of the virus is one of the five conditions that must be met.
Another of the conditions is ensuring that the supply of tests and personal protective equipment (PPE) can meet future demand.Another of the conditions is ensuring that the supply of tests and personal protective equipment (PPE) can meet future demand.
Testing remains well below the UK targetTesting remains well below the UK target
On Thursday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that employers of essential workers would be able to book a coronavirus test for their staff online, while key workers would be able to request a test for themselves online from Friday.On Thursday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that employers of essential workers would be able to book a coronavirus test for their staff online, while key workers would be able to request a test for themselves online from Friday.
However, when the website being used to make bookings opened on Friday, it had to to be temporarily closed within hours because of high demand. The Department of Health said it was working to "rapidly increase" availability. The site closed to new applicants within hours of launching on Friday after it was massively oversubscribed. When bookings reopened on Saturday morning, home testing kits went within 15 minutes and drive-through tests were booked up within an hour in England.
Friday's figures showed that over 28,000 coronavirus tests were carried out in the preceding 24 hours, up from Thursday's number. Saturday's figures showed that more than 23,000 coronavirus tests were carried out in the preceding 24 hours.
In total, more than 444,000 people have now been tested. In total, more than 517,000 people have now been tested. The total includes 50,499 results of negative tests carried out between 31 January and 24 April that were only published by the government on Saturday.
Earlier this month, Mr Hancock set a target of 100,000 tests per day by the end of April.Earlier this month, Mr Hancock set a target of 100,000 tests per day by the end of April.
Increasing the number of people being tested for coronavirus will play a key part in analysing its spread in the UK.Increasing the number of people being tested for coronavirus will play a key part in analysing its spread in the UK.
Who is being most affected and where?Who is being most affected and where?
Most deaths have been among the elderly. Figures released by NHS England show more than half of deaths have been among people aged over 80.Most deaths have been among the elderly. Figures released by NHS England show more than half of deaths have been among people aged over 80.
And fewer than one in 10 of those who have died have been under the age of 60.And fewer than one in 10 of those who have died have been under the age of 60.
There also appears to be a "disproportionate impact" on those from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, according to Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick.There also appears to be a "disproportionate impact" on those from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, according to Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick.
Black people account for 6% of coronavirus deaths in hospitals in England, but only around 3.5% of the population, according to BBC analysis.Black people account for 6% of coronavirus deaths in hospitals in England, but only around 3.5% of the population, according to BBC analysis.
Recent data suggests that deaths in London are declining now at a faster rate than in other regions of England. Regional data suggests the daily numbers of deaths is declining fastest in London, but other parts of England are also now seeing a decline.
Overall, the majority of the deaths have been in England, with 17,373 deaths in hospitals so far. Overall, the majority of the deaths have been in England, with 18,084 deaths in hospitals so far.
London and the Midlands have seen the highest tolls, but the numbers in other regions have been going up more quickly in recent days.London and the Midlands have seen the highest tolls, but the numbers in other regions have been going up more quickly in recent days.
In Scotland, 1,184 people have died so far, while the figure in Wales is 751. Northern Ireland has seen 278 deaths in total. In Scotland, 1,231 people have died so far, while the figure in Wales is 774. Northern Ireland has seen 294 deaths in total.
Lockdown restrictions have been partially lifted in some other European countries, including Italy, Denmark, the Czech Republic and Austria, as the increase in the number of deaths each day has slowed.Lockdown restrictions have been partially lifted in some other European countries, including Italy, Denmark, the Czech Republic and Austria, as the increase in the number of deaths each day has slowed.
The UK government says its measures are working, but five conditions must be met before the lockdown is eased.The UK government says its measures are working, but five conditions must be met before the lockdown is eased.
On Wednesday, the government's chief medical advisor Chris Whitty said the UK would have to live with some disruptive social measures for at least the rest of the year.On Wednesday, the government's chief medical advisor Chris Whitty said the UK would have to live with some disruptive social measures for at least the rest of the year.
He said it was "wholly unrealistic" to expect life to return to normal until there was a "highly effective vaccine" or drugs to treat the disease.He said it was "wholly unrealistic" to expect life to return to normal until there was a "highly effective vaccine" or drugs to treat the disease.