Covid in Numbers
Important covid-19 stats and figures
Data last updated: 10 Aug 2020
The Stats and Figures for Covid-19
On the 6th July 2020, the UK government announced it will no longer publish data on the daily number of individual people being tested for coronavirus, after five weeks of failing to release such statistics. Figures will now be released weekly.
These charts are based on 6396544 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 734239 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.
Number of lab-confirmed UK cases by region
Context for the following chart is key. London has the highest concentration of airports, hospitals, and people in the country.
Total number of lab-confirmed UK cases
Total number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths
Vala Case Data (%)
The following chart breaks down the casework we're covering at the moment. It helps to put Covid-19 into context.
Although we're not able to officially diagnose over video consultation, we can spot the symptoms of Covid + help people manage the symptoms if they have them.
We are seeing a lot of people who are worried they have Covid-19 but don't display the symptoms.
Please note that this page is for indicative reference only, and not intended in any way to show the outbreak in a precise or scientific method.
Data has been sourced from authorised published data and is correct at time of publishing and subject to change.