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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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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK has reached more than 88,000. A total of 11,329 people confirmed to have had the virus have died. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK has reached more than 93,000. A total of 12,107 people confirmed to have had the virus have died.
The actual number of those with the respiratory infection in the UK is estimated to be much higher though - as it is mostly those in hospital and some NHS staff who are currently being tested. The actual number of cases is estimated to be much higher though - as it is mostly those in hospital and some NHS staff who are currently being tested.
More than 290,000 people have been tested for coronavirus so far. More than 300,000 people have been tested for coronavirus so far.
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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.
1. UK deaths are still increasing1. UK deaths are still increasing
The number of people confirmed to have had coronavirus and died has risen by 717 to 11,329. The number of people confirmed to have had coronavirus and died has risen by 778 to 12,107.
The BBC's head of statistics Robert Cuffe says that although growth in the number of deaths has stalled over the last few days, it is possible that some deaths may go unreported until the end of the Bank Holiday weekend. The BBC's head of statistics Robert Cuffe says the overall trend in the last week has been a flattening curve, but it is likely that each of the last four days of data have been artificially suppressed by a reporting lag over the Bank Holiday weekend.
The UK became the fifth country to surpass 10,000 deaths on Sunday, joining the US, Spain, Italy and France.The UK became the fifth country to surpass 10,000 deaths on Sunday, joining the US, Spain, Italy and France.
The majority of the deaths have been in England, with 10,261 deaths in hospitals so far. The majority of the deaths have been in England, with 11,005 deaths in hospitals so far.
In Scotland, 575 people have died so far, while the figure in Wales is 384. Northern Ireland has seen a total of 124 deaths. In Scotland, 615 people have died so far, while the figure in Wales is 403. Northern Ireland has seen a total of 134 deaths.
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.
The UK's overall death figure, which is confirmed cases reported up to 17:00 BST the previous day, is almost entirely made up from those people who died in hospital and tested positive for coronavirus.The UK's overall death figure, which is confirmed cases reported up to 17:00 BST the previous day, is almost entirely made up from those people who died in hospital and tested positive for coronavirus.
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.
This means that the true death toll will be higher. On Tuesday the Office for National Statistics published figures for the period up to 3 April in England and Wales.
They included all cases where coronavirus had been listed on a death certificate - in care homes and other community settings as well as in hospitals.
The figures suggest that daily reported numbers are an underestimate of the true death toll.
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.
London and the Midlands have seen the highest death tolls.
2. The number of UK cases is not accelerating2. The number of UK cases is not accelerating
The new 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.
While there were a number of people testing positive throughout February, figures in the UK began to increase at the beginning of March.While there were a number of people testing positive throughout February, figures in the UK began to increase at the beginning of March.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson who tested positive for the virus has been released from hospital after spending three nights in intensive care. He thanked hospital workers for saving his life. As with deaths, cases of coronavirus have been heavily concentrated in London, the Midlands and the North West.
A number of temporary "Nightingale hospitals" are being set up across the country to increase the NHS's ability to deal with the crisis. Prime Minister Boris Johnson who tested positive for the virus was released from hospital on Sunday after spending three nights in intensive care. He thanked hospital workers for saving his life.
The new hospitals will treat patients in makeshift critical care units at:
Another hospital will also be established at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff - though this is not classed as a Nightingale facility.
Retired NHS staff have been asked to return to work. A government appeal for volunteers to help deliver food and medicine to the vulnerable has prompted more than 750,000 responses.Retired NHS staff have been asked to return to work. A government appeal for volunteers to help deliver food and medicine to the vulnerable has prompted more than 750,000 responses.
3. UK deaths are lower than other countries3. UK deaths are lower than other countries
At the moment, the number of confirmed cases and deaths in the UK remains lower than some other European countries.At the moment, the number of confirmed cases and deaths in the UK remains lower than some other European countries.
For example, in Italy there have been nearly 160,000 confirmed cases and about 20,000 deaths.For example, in Italy there have been nearly 160,000 confirmed cases and about 20,000 deaths.
But while the increase in the number of deaths each day appears to be slowing in Italy, in the UK the number is still rising - albeit at a slower rate than a week ago.But while the increase in the number of deaths each day appears to be slowing in Italy, in the UK the number is still rising - albeit at a slower rate than a week ago.
Lockdown restrictions have been partially lifted in some countries including Italy and Austria as the increase in the number of deaths each day has slowed.
In the UK, a meeting of the government's scientific advisers to review evidence relating to the current lockdown restrictions will take place in the coming days.
But the government has said that it does not expect to make changes to coronavirus restrictions this week.
4. Testing for the virus in the UK4. Testing for the virus in the UK
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has set a target of 100,000 tests per day by the end of April - a big jump from the previous target of 25,000 per day by mid-April.Health Secretary Matt Hancock has set a target of 100,000 tests per day by the end of April - a big jump from the previous target of 25,000 per day by mid-April.
On 12 April, more than 14,500 coronavirus tests were carried out and in total about 290,000 people in the UK have been tested. On 14 April, the government reported that nearly 15,000 coronavirus tests were carried out in the preceding 24 hours and in total about 300,000 people in the UK have been tested.
Most of the tests so far have been reserved for seriously ill patients in hospital. But on Friday the government began to publish figures which included key workers and their households, as well as hospital patients.Most of the tests so far have been reserved for seriously ill patients in hospital. But on Friday the government began to publish figures which included key workers and their households, as well as hospital patients.
Previously, the testing of key workers and their families had not been included in the daily figures.Previously, the testing of key workers and their families had not been included in the daily figures.
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.
5. We are in the second phase of the government's response Find out how many people have confirmed cases in your area:
The government's action plan for dealing with the virus involves three phases - contain; delay; mitigate - alongside ongoing research. If you can't see the look-up click here.
After trying to contain the disease, the country moved to the "delay" phase on 12 March to stop the wider spread of the virus.
Even if you have no symptoms, the government says you should:
Police have been given powers to fine people deliberately flouting the restrictions, with increasing penalties for repeat offenders.
The government is now encouraging self-isolation at home for over 70s, and those more vulnerable to the virus, for 12 weeks.
British nationals should avoid all non-essential foreign travel to tackle the spread of coronavirus, the Foreign Office has advised.
6. People who think they have coronavirus are asked to self-isolate
Symptoms include a high temperature and a "new, continuous" cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).
If you think you have coronavirus you are advised not to go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
Instead, you stay at home for seven days. If you live with other people, you should keep at least 2m away from them and they should also stay home for 14 days to see if they develop symptoms.
If your symptoms persist or worsen you should contact the NHS's dedicated 111 online coronavirus service or call 111.