coronavirus (COVID-19) in
 United Kingdom


-10hrs ago | No Evergrande fallout in Britain, says Bank of England
-16hrs ago | EU must fin "path of trust" with Britain after Brexit, Macron tells EU lawmakers
-19hrs ago | KPMG fined $5.8 million over "Bargain Booze" audits in Britain - Reuters UK
-19hrs ago | KPMG fined $5.8 million over Conviviality audit in Britain -
-19hrs ago | Britain again refrains from carbon market intervention to curb high prices
-18 Jan | Britain preparing for end-June switch to paid COVID tests - document
-18 Jan | Britain reports 438 new COVID-19 deaths, highest since February - Reuters UK
-18 Jan | Britain steps up Kenya investments with railway hub, eyes $1 bln deals
-18 Jan | UK employers add jobs in Dec, unemployment falls -
-16 Jan | Britain reports 70924 new COVID-19 cases, 88 deaths - Reuters UK


27 Dec 2021, 22:03
Please note: UK Health Security Agency will not report coronavirus testing data on 25 to 28 December and on 1 to 3 January 2022. Source:

30 Aug 2021, 22:14
Because of 'a processing issue' for Scottish local authorities, there has been no update for testing in recent days for the UK. Source:

30 Jul 2021, 12:10
@Sam, official data on COVID hospitalizations, you can find at: previous comparisons of hospital data in Europe, please have a look at: We might restart these comparisons later this year.

29 Jul 2021, 00:11
Is there a place where I can see hospitilization data for the United Kingdom?

18 May 2021, 17:21
UK has revised the total number of cases: "The introduction of a new system disrupted the removal of cases where a positive rapid lateral flow test (LFD) was followed by all negative laboratory (PCR) tests taken within 3 days. Therefore 4,776 additional cases have been removed today." More information at:

14 May 2021, 23:06
UK has revised the cumulative testing data for 'pillar 2' testing. As a result, the total number of UK tests (which we calculate based on Pillar 1 data and Pillar 2 data), has slightly decreased today (with approx 2 million tests). More info at:

3 May 2021, 23:30
Today UK has no update of the number of deaths and there is also no update of the number of total tests performed of the previous 3 days.

9 Apr 2021, 19:59
UK announces a revision of their historical case data in England. ged. Cases that have been identified through a positive rapid lateral flow test will be removed for people who took PCR-tests within 3 days that were all negative. Cases of this type that were previously reported were removed from the cumulative total, reducing the total by 8,010.

29 Mar 2021, 20:02
UK Health service has not updated the testing data today "due to not all date being available for the whole of the UK". Testing data for recent days will be released tomorrow. Source:

29 Jan 2021, 17:54
The UK government tracker has an issue with the processing of deaths data, so the update for 29 January 2021 does not include the updated number of deaths yet. source:

12 Nov 2020, 22:05
It indeed looked like United Kingdom was not going to report the new number of deaths. But they just updated their official tracker to also include the new tally of COVID-19 deaths!

12 Nov 2020, 19:03
No deaths data for today

28 Oct 2020, 17:50
We have now, once again, brought historic COVID-19 data reported by UK in line with the current historic COVID-19 data as published on the official government website: Now all historic data is more fluid and Max Range charts are easier to read!

25 Oct 2020, 19:29
Thank you! Every Monday, will do the test updates for Saturday and Sunday as well (same for Luxembourg)!

25 Oct 2020, 17:50
OK, I finally understood !

22 Oct 2020, 20:25
The UK has changed the day offset in testing: previously data reported on day X has now been shifted to day X-1. Example: cumulative test data previously reported to 20 October are now published as 19 October data. We will use the formerly used dates to maintain the daily reporting rhythm for UK test data. So test data reported to 21 October are now linked to 22 October on Newsnodes.

3 Oct 2020, 22:11
Again "a technical issue" with the UK numbers... a few thousand cases were not reported last week and are added to today's total. Full quote: "Due to a technical issue, which has now been resolved, there has been a delay in publishing a number of COVID-19 cases to the dashboard in England. This means the total reported over the coming days will include some additional cases from the period between 24 September and 1 October, increasing the number of cases reported."

10 Sep 2020, 20:06
It's now EIGHT days that United Kingdom has not updated the testing numbers.. Source:

3 Sep 2020, 22:22
After a week without detailed test data, today UK has resumed reporting the number tests needed to calculate the actual performed PCR tests again. Test chart for the UK is now up to date again.

13 Aug 2020, 19:53
Today no updates on the dashboard in the UK: "We have not received the latest data for cases and tests in England. We will update today's records as soon as they become available. The deaths page is being re–developed."

11 Aug 2020, 20:19
No updates today on the COVID-19 dashboard of the United Kingdom "due to technical difficulties", but UK did update the total number of confirmed cases here: No update on the total number of deaths or tests though.

23 Jul 2020, 14:11
UK has released historic numbers for "tests processed", so now we have deleted all our previous testing data and replaced it with these numbers. Note: for fair comparison we have manually only included Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 testing, so there's no antibody tests or serological research in the UK testing data on Newsnodes.

6 Jul 2020, 11:40
With recent revelations, UK reporting on testing numbers has become highly unreliable as they have actually performed 25% less tests than they claimed they did (8 mln done, instead of 10.5 mln done) and these also included antibody testing. For fair comparison, we have temporarily taken down the testing numbers by UK.

3 Jul 2020, 15:53
For the record: UK revised their total number of positive cases down by 30302 cases! Explanation quote: "The methodology for reporting positive cases changed on 2 July 2020 to remove duplicates within and across pillars 1 and 2, to ensure that a person who tests positive is only counted once. Due to this change, and a revision of historical data in pillar 1, the cumulative total for positive cases is 30,302 lower than if you added the daily figure to yesterday’s total."

14 Jun 2020, 11:00
After waiting for almost 4 weeks for UK to resume reporting people tested data, we don't see a reason to continue waiting. We have just reverted all testing data for the UK starting April 7, to reflect "samples tested" (instead of "people tested"). With this alternative testing data, we can again share UK testing activity on this page!

23 May 2020, 21:16
Once again the British government is having "technical difficulties with data collection" and that's why they don't provide the numbers of "persons tested" today.

19 May 2020, 19:13
The British government is not providing the needed testing data today, due to a "technical issue with data collection systems".

25 Apr 2020, 16:28
Just now UK did a revision of their test data. They wrote: " The difference between the cumulative numbers from today and yesterday for tests is 1 higher than the daily increase figure. This is due to a revision of historic test data by PHE. The difference between the cumulative numbers from today and yesterday for people tested is 50,499 higher than the daily increase figure", all 50499 tests negative.

12 Apr 2020, 21:22
Test data has now been added for UK!

10 Apr 2020, 20:31
Today's UK numbers are much higher due to a recalculation. Up till April 10th, UK was not reporting on key workers and their households. These numbers are now included by the UK government
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test data provided by: Newsnodes, Nono, Newsnodes-bot

Latest update: 19 January, 17:13 CET
*) The daily average increase is the average number of new cases/deaths/tests reported in the last 7 days.


The Omicron (B.1.1.529)-variant* (96%) was the dominant COVID-19 strain in United Kingdom over the last 4 weeks.
The chart below shows how often a coronavirus variant was detected among sequenced cases over time. The data is meant to give a indication of general trends.

Source: GISAID

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