Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in my area?

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By The Visual and Data Journalism Team
BBC News

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There person been much than 5.3 cardinal confirmed cases of coronavirus successful the UK and much than 128,000 radical person died, authorities figures show.

However, these figures see lone radical who person died wrong 28 days of investigating affirmative for coronavirus.

More than 46 cardinal radical successful the UK person present had their archetypal dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

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Steep emergence successful caller regular cases

After declining substantially astatine the commencement of the year, the mean fig of regular confirmed cases has been rising sharply successful caller weeks.

A further 54,674 confirmed cases successful the UK were announced connected Saturday, the highest fig reported since 9 January.

The emergence successful cases is being driven by the Delta variant, which spreads faster than the antecedently astir communal Kent variant (now named Alpha).

However, England is acceptable to assistance each ineligible restrictions connected mundane beingness from 19 July, with an extremity to societal distancing rules and nary limits connected numbers gathering indoors oregon outdoors.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged caution, saying the pandemic is not implicit and that deaths and hospitalisations from coronavirus would continue.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said though cases volition proceed to rise, helium did not "believe that corruption rates volition enactment unsustainable unit connected the NHS".

Legal requirements to deterioration look coverings volition besides end. However, London's Mayor Sadiq Khan says they volition stay compulsory connected London's transport network, including tubes, buses, trams, obstruction and taxis.

Scotland is to determination to level zero of Covid restrictions connected 19 July, but mandatory usage of look coverings is to stay successful spot for "some time".

From 7 August, astir restrictions successful Wales volition extremity but look masks volition inactive beryllium required connected nationalist transport and successful immoderate indoor nationalist places.

Recent information suggests that the vaccination programme has reduced infirmary admissions and deaths, with a less than 1 successful 1,000 infections present estimated to effect successful decease - compared with 1 successful 60 during past winter.

Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty has said that portion existent hospitalisation rates are "not trivial" and are rising, they are "way below" those seen successful erstwhile waves.

It is thought the corruption complaint successful the archetypal highest of the microorganism successful outpouring past twelvemonth was overmuch higher than was evident from the reported fig of cases. Testing capableness was past excessively constricted to observe the existent fig of regular cases.

The orangish and reddish areas connected the representation beneath amusement the places presently seeing the highest fig of cases per 100,000 people.

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Vaccine rollout continuing

More than 46 cardinal radical - 88% of each UK adults - person present received a archetypal dose of a vaccine and implicit 35 cardinal people, oregon 68% of each adults, person had a second.

In total, much than 38 cardinal radical successful England person had 1 vaccine dose.

In Scotland, astir 4 cardinal radical person had their archetypal shot, portion the fig is approaching 2.3 cardinal successful Wales and 1.2 cardinal successful Northern Ireland.

Everyone implicit the property of 18 crossed the UK tin present book a vaccine.

Daily deaths present rising

There were 41 deaths wrong 28 days of a affirmative trial reported connected Saturday.

Of those deaths, 35 were successful England, 4 were successful Scotland and 2 were successful Northern Ireland. No deaths were reported successful Wales.

Rules were amended past summertime to see deaths successful the coronavirus full lone if they occurred wrong 28 days of a affirmative test. Previously successful England, each deaths aft a affirmative trial were included.

England has seen the bulk of UK deaths from Covid-19. Using the 28-day cut-off, determination person been much than 113,000.

Hospital cases rising again

The astir caller authorities figures amusement astatine slightest 3,964 radical with coronavirus successful infirmary successful the UK. There were astir 3,000 a week ago.

Although numbers are present rising, they are inactive acold beneath the highest of astir 40,000 radical backmost successful January.

London, the South East and the Midlands saw the highest numbers successful the wintertime peak.

Patient numbers are rising again successful each areas now, albeit astatine antithetic rates, arsenic the illustration beneath shows.

Patient groups and infirmary unit person warned that lives are being enactment astatine hazard by the immense backlog of attraction near by the pandemic.

In-depth analysis by BBC News recovered astir a 3rd of hospitals person seen agelong waits increase, large disruption to crab services and a autumn successful GP referrals and screening services.

Death toll could beryllium supra 150,000

When looking astatine the wide decease toll from coronavirus, authoritative figures number deaths successful 3 antithetic ways, each giving a somewhat antithetic number.

First, authorities figures number radical who died wrong 28 days of investigating affirmative for coronavirus - and that full is present much than 128,000.

According to the latest ONS figures, the UK has present seen astir 153,000 deaths - that's each those deaths wherever coronavirus was mentioned connected the decease certificate adjacent if the idiosyncratic had not been tested for the virus.

The 3rd measurement counts each deaths implicit and supra the accustomed fig astatine the clip of twelvemonth - that fig was 114,789 by 2 July.

In total, determination were 10,156 deaths registered successful the week to 2 July, which was implicit 4% beneath the five-year average.

Of the full deaths, 131 were related to coronavirus, 13 much than successful the erstwhile week.

There person present been much deaths involving Covid than "excess" deaths, which means non-Covid deaths indispensable beryllium beneath accustomed levels.

This could beryllium due to the fact that of a milder flu play - resulting from little question and much societal distancing - and due to the fact that immoderate radical who mightiness person died for different reasons had determination been nary pandemic, died of Covid.

What is the R number?

The "R number" is the mean fig of radical an infected idiosyncratic volition walk the illness connected to.

If R is beneath one, past the fig of radical contracting the illness volition fall; if it is supra one, the fig volition grow.

The authorities has said successful the past that the R fig is 1 of the astir important factors successful making argumentation decisions.

The latest R fig estimation for England is 1.2 to 1.4, portion for Scotland it is 1.1 to 1.4, for Wales it is 1.2 to 1.5 and for Northern Ireland it is 1.1 to 1.5.

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