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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 150,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK and more than 20,000 people with the virus have now died. There are now more than 157,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK and more than 21,000 people with the virus have 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 half a million people have been tested for coronavirus so far.More than half a million 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 continues How many people have died?
Sunday's figure of 413 deaths reported in the previous 24 hours is around half the figure announced on Saturday. The new coronavirus was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January, but the number of daily confirmed cases and related deaths only began to increase significantly mid-late March.
However, the numbers do sometimes vary widely from day to day and there is sometimes a reporting lag with figures over the weekend, meaning that the numbers increase again at the beginning of the next week. After strict social distancing measures were introduced at the end of March, the daily death toll continued to rise into April, before slowly starting to come down just before Easter.
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. England's chief medical officer Chris Whitty warned on Monday that although the overall trend was one of "gradual decline", the UK was not yet "consistently" past the peak of deaths right across the country.
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 passed the grim milestone of 20,000 deaths over the weekend - something Home Secretary Priti Patel described as "tragic and terrible".
An additional 360 deaths were announced on Monday, following 413 on Sunday - both figures significantly down on recent daily numbers.
However, figures do sometimes vary widely from day to day and Prof Whitty said on Monday there was often an "artificial drop" over the weekend because of lower notification rates.
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.
For this reason, the true death toll of the virus could end up being higher.
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 accelerating Although a third were linked to Covid-19, experts believe some of the remaining deaths may indicate an under-reporting of those that were coronavirus-related.
Sunday's figure of 4,463 new cases was the sixth time in the past week that there were fewer than 5,000 new daily cases reported. Daily new cases show slow fall
Confirmed daily cases of the virus have also started to see a fall.
Monday's figure of 4,310 new cases was the seventh time in the past week that there were fewer than 5,000 new daily cases reported.
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. Cases were originally concentrated in London, the Midlands and the North West, according to official data.
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. But South Wales, parts of Scotland, including the Shetland Islands, and the North East of England now also have high proportions of cases.
Patient numbers are gradually decliningPatient numbers are gradually declining
The number of people in hospital with coronavirus is slowly falling. Along with cases and deaths, the number of people in hospital with coronavirus is also slowly falling.
Professor Stephen Powis, medical director for NHS England, said figures showed a "sustained reduction" in the number of people being treated with coronavirus in hospital, particularly in London, but also in other parts of the country. A total of 15,051 people were in hospital with coronavirus, the government said on Monday, down from 15,239 on Sunday
Figures for patients with coronavirus who are critically ill in hospital have dropped by 13% since this time last week, from 3,360 to 2,910 across the UK. Stephen Powis, medical director of NHS England, said on Monday that there was now a "decline in patients in hospital with Covid-19".
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. The UK government pledged to carry out 100,000 coronavirus tests a day by the end of April - this Thursday - but only reached 37,000 on Monday.
The site closed to new applicants within hours of launching on Friday after it was massively oversubscribed. Home testing kits were over-subscribed within 20 minutes of being made available online on both Saturday and Sunday mornings. Hospital patients, NHS and care staff, emergency services, care home residents and now 10 million key workers and their households in England can ask for a test.
Appointments for drive-through tests remained available for around seven hours in England on Sunday, after being booked up within an hour the previous day. However, a new website for key workers to book coronavirus tests had to close to new applicants within hours of launching on Friday after it was massively oversubscribed. Home testing kits were over-subscribed within 20 minutes of being made available online on both Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Sunday's figures showed that more than 29,000 coronavirus tests were carried out in the preceding 24 hours - up around 6,000 on the previous day. Health Secretary Matt Hancock told a Downing Street briefing on Monday that he was still confident of reaching the 100,000 target, which he said would be "big enough" to support the next phase of the government's strategy to "test, track and trace".
In total, more than half a million 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.
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.
In total, more than half a million 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.
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 recorded coronavirus 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.
Regional data suggests the daily numbers of deaths is declining fastest in London, but other parts of England are also now seeing a decline.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 over 18,000 deaths in hospitals so far. Overall, the majority of the deaths have been in England, with over 18,700 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, 1,249 people have died so far, while the figure in Wales is 788. Northern Ireland has seen 299 deaths in total. In Scotland, 1,262 people have died so far, while the figure in Wales is 796. Northern Ireland has seen 309 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. The UK government says its lockdown 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. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaking outside No 10 for the first time since recovering from the virus, said the country was "now beginning to turn the tide" on the disease and had "flattened the peak".
On Sunday, Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon told Andrew Marr she could delay any lifting of the restrictions if she thought the government at Westminster took decisions which "were premature in terms of coming out of the lockdown". Though Ms Sturgeon added she would not take a different path "for the sake of it". However, he urged people not to lose patience with the lockdown, saying the UK was at the "moment of maximum risk".
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.