77% of peak and rising
495 infections per 100K people reported last 7 days
Average number of new infections reported each day in United Kingdom rises by more than 13,000 over the last 3 weeks, 21% of its previous peak
COVID-19 infections are increasing in United Kingdom, with 47,272 new infections reported on average each day. That’s 77% of the peak — the highest daily average reported on January 5.
There have been 8,734,934 infections and 139,461 coronavirus-related deaths reported in the country since the pandemic began.
Daily reported trends
How United Kingdom compares
There is no one perfect statistic to compare the outbreaks different countries have experienced during this pandemic. Looking at a variety of metrics gives you a more complete view of the virus’ toll on each country.
These charts show several different statistics, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, that mark the various ways each country’s outbreak compares in its region and the world.
What it tells you...
Gives the true human toll of the virus on a country.
What it doesn’t
Can minimize the scale of the virus’ impact on smaller countries.
Infections in Europe
Deaths in Europe
* Latest average infections reporting
About this data
Reuters is collecting daily COVID-19 infections and deaths data for 240 countries and territories around the world, updated regularly throughout each day.
Every country reports those figures a little differently and, inevitably, misses undiagnosed infections and deaths. With this project we are focusing on the trends within countries as they try to contain the virus’ spread, whether they are approaching or past peak infection rates, or if they are seeing a resurgence of infections or deaths.
About COVID-19 data in United Kingdom
The official tally for United Kingdom might vary from our figures.