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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 182,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK and 28,131 people with the virus have died. There are now more than 186,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK and 28,446 people with the virus have died.
The actual number of cases is estimated to be higher. Until recently it was mostly those in hospital and some NHS and care staff who were being tested - but the testing programme is now being extended. The actual number of cases is estimated to be higher. Until recently it was mostly those in hospital and some NHS and care staff who were being tested - but the testing programme has now been extended.
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.
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The death toll of the virusThe death toll of the virus
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.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.
Another 621 daily deaths were announced on Saturday. Another 315 daily deaths were announced on Sunday.
On Thursday the Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the country was now "past the peak" of the disease and on the downwards slope.On Thursday the Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the country was now "past the peak" of the disease and on the downwards slope.
At the daily media briefings, ministers have praised the sacrifice of NHS staff and other healthcare workers who have died, and underlined the tragedy of each death from coronavirus amongst the wider public.At the daily media briefings, ministers have praised the sacrifice of NHS staff and other healthcare workers who have died, and underlined the tragedy of each death from coronavirus amongst the wider public.
In Scotland, 1,559 people who tested positive for the virus have died, while the figure in Wales is 969. Northern Ireland has seen 376 deaths and in England the figure is 25,227. In Scotland, 1,571 people who tested positive for the virus have died, while the figure in Wales is 983. Northern Ireland has seen 381 deaths and in England the figure is 25,528.
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.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.
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.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.
Testing exceeds government target Testing below government target
More than 105,937 tests were provided on Friday, according to figures released on Saturday, above the government's 100,000-a-day target for the second day in a row. More than 76,000 tests were provided on Saturday, according to figures released on Sunday, below the government's 100,000-a-day target.
The total figure includes test kits sent to individuals or to testing locations but not yet analysed or returned, as well as tests fully processed through the relevant UK labs. The figure includes test kits sent to individuals or to testing locations but not yet analysed or returned, as well as tests fully processed through the relevant UK labs.
Ministers have said that reaching the 100,000-a-day testing target would allow the implementation of the next phase of the government's strategy to "test, track and trace" potential coronavirus cases.Ministers have said that reaching the 100,000-a-day testing target would allow the implementation of the next phase of the government's strategy to "test, track and trace" potential coronavirus cases.
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.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.
All residents and staff in care homes in England, and patients and staff in the NHS, are eligible for tests, regardless of whether they have symptoms.All residents and staff in care homes in England, and patients and staff in the NHS, are eligible for tests, regardless of whether they have symptoms.
Large daily rise in cases Daily cases holding steady
Confirmed daily cases of the virus have been on a downward trend, although Saturday saw 4,806 new cases. A spike in confirmed cases this week coincided with a significant increase in testing capacity. The numbers of confirmed daily cases had been on a downward trend. Sunday saw 4,339 new cases after two days when the numbers exceeded 6,000.
A spike in confirmed cases this week coincided with a significant increase in testing capacity.
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 and parts of the North East also have a high proportions of cases.But South Wales and parts of the North East also have a high proportions of cases.
The number of hospital patients has fallenThe number of hospital patients has fallen
On Saturday, the government announced that the number of people with coronavirus in UK hospitals had fallen to 14,695. On Sunday, the government announced that the number of people with coronavirus in UK hospitals had fallen to 14,248.
Figures have been gradually declining since a peak over Easter. After London, the North West is now the region with the second highest number of coronavirus patients. Figures have been gradually declining since a peak over Easter. The North West is now the region with the highest number of coronavirus patients in hospital.
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.
Who is being most affected and where?Who is being most affected and where?
People living in more deprived areas of England and Wales are more likely to die with coronavirus than those in more affluent places, new figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest. People living in more deprived areas of England and Wales are more likely to die with coronavirus than those in more affluent places, n figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest.
ONS analysis shows there were 55 deaths for every 100,000 people in the poorest parts of England, compared with 25 in the wealthiest areas.ONS analysis shows there were 55 deaths for every 100,000 people in the poorest parts of England, compared with 25 in the wealthiest areas.
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.
There also appears to be a disproportionate impact on those from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.There also appears to be a disproportionate impact on those from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.
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.
London and the Midlands have seen the highest death 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 death tolls, but the numbers in other English regions have been going up more quickly in recent days.