These charts are based on 2815224 reported global cases.
The outbreak started in China in late 2019 and by March 2020 the disease has spread to countries around the world.
Some of the public anxiety exhibited in the past weeks has been disproportionate to the oversll risk posed by Covid-19 as we understand it today. Globally there have been approximately 344041 deaths related to the virus since the outbreak began in the fall of 2019. And while older people and those with pre-existing respiratory conditions have cause for concern, a large majority of people who get coronavirus develop mild symptoms they can treat at home. Some will have no symptoms at all.
The purpose of this page is to aggregate existing research, bring together the relevant data and give context to the coronavirus outbreak.
COVID-19 cases are identified by taking specimens from people and sending these specimens to laboratories around the UK to be tested. If the test is positive, this is a referred to as a lab-confirmed case.
If you are worried about managing the symptoms of coronavirus please spesk to NHS 111 or book an appointment with one of our GPs.