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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 161,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK and more than 21,000 people with the virus have died. There are now more than 165,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK and more than 26,000 people with the virus have died.
The actual number of cases is estimated to be much higher though - until recently it was mostly just those in hospital and some NHS and care staff who were being tested. The actual number of cases is estimated to be higher. Until recently it was mostly just those in hospital and some NHS and care staff who were being tested - but the testing programme is now being extended.
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.
How many people have died? Number of deaths jumps as community cases added
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 by mid-late March. The new coronavirus was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January. Strict social distancing measures were introduced at the end of March, while the daily death toll continued to rise into April, before slowly starting to come down just before Easter.
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. Another 765 daily deaths were announced on Wednesday. The government also revealed that an additional 3,811 people had died in the wider community, including care homes, since 2 March, causing a big jump in the overall total number of deaths to more than 26,000.
An additional 586 deaths were announced on Tuesday, a substantial increase on Monday's figure of 360. It is the first time deaths in the community in England have been included in the data. Figures for community deaths in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland were already included.
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. In Scotland, 1,415 people have died so far, while the figure in Wales is 886. Northern Ireland has seen 338 deaths in total.
From Wednesday the UK's overall coronavirus death toll will include deaths in care homes, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told the daily coronavirus news conference that reducing infections in care homes had been a "challenge".
Current figures only include deaths in hospital, but recent data suggests that up to a third of all coronavirus-related deaths are happening in care homes. Recent data from the Office for National Statistics which has provided the best picture so far of the impact on care homes, suggests that up to a third of all coronavirus-related deaths are happening there.
The total number of people dying from all causes in hospitals and the community is double what would be expected for this time of year, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics published on Tuesday. Figures released on Tuesday by the ONS show the total number of people dying from all causes in hospitals and the community is double what would be expected for this time of year. There is a slight time lag in the figures, which date back to 17 April, because the ONS relies on information from death certificates, rather than positive tests.
Daily new cases show slow fall Confirmed daily cases of the virus have a downward trend, although Wednesday saw 4,076 new cases, a slight increase on Tuesday's total of 3,996.
Confirmed daily cases of the virus have continued to fall.
Tuesday saw 3,996 new cases, a decline from Monday's figure of 4,310 - which was the seventh time in the past week where fewer than 5,000 new daily cases were 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.
Cases were originally concentrated in London, the Midlands and the North West, according to official data.Cases were originally concentrated in London, the Midlands and the North West, according to official data.
But South Wales, parts of Scotland, including the Shetland Islands, and the North East of England now also have high proportions of cases. But South Wales and parts of Scotland also have high proportions of cases.
Patient numbers rise after slow fall A total of 15,356 people are in hospital with coronavirus, the government said on Wednesday, a fall from 15,996 on Tuesday.
A total of 15,996 people are in hospital with coronavirus, the government said on Tuesday, a rise from 15,051 on Monday. Figures have been gradually declining since a peak over Easter.
The increase comes after a trend of gradual decline over recent days.
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 before lockdown is eased.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 before lockdown is eased.
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 rises, but remains below UK targetTesting rises, but remains below UK target
A total of 43,563 coronavirus tests were carried out on Tuesday, an increase on Monday's figure of 37,000. A total of 52,429 coronavirus tests were carried out on Wednesday, an increase on Tuesday's figure of 43,563.
In total, more than 818,500 tests have been carried out on 632,794 people.
People over 65 and their households with symptoms, and anyone with symptoms who has to leave their home to work, can now book coronavirus tests, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced on Tuesday.People over 65 and their households with symptoms, and anyone with symptoms who has to leave their home to work, can now book coronavirus tests, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced on Tuesday.
All residents and staff in care homes in England, and patients and staff in the NHS, will also now be eligible for tests, regardless of whether they have symptoms, Mr Hancock said.All residents and staff in care homes in England, and patients and staff in the NHS, will also now be eligible for tests, regardless of whether they have symptoms, Mr Hancock said.
The UK government has pledged to carry out 100,000 tests a day by the end of April - and Mr Hancock has said he is still confident of achieving that target,The UK government has pledged to carry out 100,000 tests a day by the end of April - and Mr Hancock has said he is still confident of achieving that target,
This will allow the government to implement the next phase of its strategy to "test, track and trace" potential coronavirus cases.This will allow the government to implement the next phase of its strategy to "test, track and trace" potential coronavirus cases.
In total, more than 763,000 people have now been tested.
Who is being most affected and where?Who is being most affected and where?
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.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 19,000 in hospitals so far. London and the Midlands have seen the highest tolls, but the numbers in other English 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, 1,332 people have died so far, while the figure in Wales is 813. Northern Ireland has seen 329 deaths in total.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaking outside No 10 on Monday 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".
However, he urged people not to lose patience with the lockdown, saying the UK was at the "moment of maximum risk".