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There have been 4.9 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK and more than 128,000 people have died, government figures show.
However, these figures include only people who have died within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus.
More than 45 million people in the UK have now had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.
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Source: NHS England, Public Health Wales, Public Health Scotland, gov.uk dashboard. Wales updated weekly. England, Scotland and Northern Ireland updated weekdays.
What do these charts show?
Cases are people who have tested positive for coronavirus. Public health bodies may occasionally revise their case numbers up or down. Case rate by age only available for England. *The "average area" means the middle ranking council or local government district when ranked by cases per 100,000 people.
The case rate chart shows how many people have tested positive each day for every 100,000 people in that area. The dark blue line shows the average daily rate over the past seven days. This average helps to show whether cases are rising or falling. The case rate by age chart shows how many people have tested positive in each age group per 100,000 people. Steeper rises in older age groups are of more concern because older people are more likely to be badly affected by the virus and are more likely to need hospital care. The case rate by age shows a rate. This means the values for the two age groups cannot be added together to get the overall case rate in each area.
Source: UK public health bodies – updated weekdays.
Vaccines are data for first and second doses. England, Scotland and Wales data is by local authority, Northern Ireland is national data. In Scotland and Northern Ireland the percentage of adults (18+) vaccinated are calculated using the most recent mid-year population estimates from the national statistics agencies. In England the percentages of adults (18+) are calculated using the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service (NIMS) database. Percentages in Wales use data from the Welsh Immunisation System. These data include people who have an NHS number and are currently alive. Areas will have different demographics which will affect how many people have been vaccinated. Caution should be taken when comparing areas. Source: UK public health bodies, gov.uk dashboard – England, Scotland and Northern Ireland data updated weekdays, Wales data updated weekly.
Deaths are where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. The chart shows the number of deaths recorded each week per 100,000 people in that area. Covid deaths are in red, other deaths are in grey. The average is the monthly average of deaths in the last five years between 2014-2019. This average will continue to be used in 2021. Recording of deaths over Christmas and New Year was affected by the bank holidays – trends should be treated with caution.
Source: ONS, NRS and NISRA – data updated weekly.
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Cases now on the rise again
After declining substantially at the start of the year, the average number of daily confirmed cases has been rising sharply in recent weeks.
A further 27,334 confirmed cases in the UK were announced on Monday.
The rise in cases is being driven by the Delta variant, which spreads faster than the previously most common Kent variant (now named Alpha).
However the UK is set to end all legal restrictions on everyday life from 19 July, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlining a five-point plan for "living with Covid".
The plan includes a reduction in the interval between vaccine doses for the under 40s, meaning everyone over 18 should be double-jabbed by mid September, an end to the 1m plus social distancing rule, and no limits on numbers meeting indoors or outdoors.
Legal requirements to wear face coverings will also end, Mr Johnson said, but guidance will continue to suggest places "where you might choose to do so".
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Recent data suggests that the vaccination programme has reduced hospital admissions and deaths, with an estimated fewer than one in 1,000 infections now leading to a death – compared with one in 60 during last winter.
Chief Scientific Officer Sir Patrick Vallance said that while the high level of vaccine coverage makes it more difficult for the virus to spread, hospitalisations and deaths will continue to increase.
It is thought the infection rate in the first peak of the virus in Spring 2020 was much higher than was evident from the reported number of cases. Testing capacity was then too limited to detect the true number of daily cases.
The orange and red areas on the map below show the places currently seeing the highest number of cases per 100,000 people.
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Coronavirus across the UK
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Vaccine rollout continuing
More than 45 million people – about 85% of all UK adults – have now received a first dose of a vaccine and more than 33 million people, or more than 60% of all adults, have had a second.
In total, some 38 million people in England have had one vaccine dose.
In Scotland, more than 3.8 million people have had their first shot, while the figure is approaching 2.3 million in Wales and 1.2 million in Northern Ireland.
While more people received second doses from April to June, the number of first doses has risen again in recent weeks as vaccines are rolled out to younger age groups.
Everyone over the age of 18 across the UK can now book a vaccine.
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Nations reporting low daily deaths
There were nine 15 deaths within 28 days of a positive test reported on Monday.
Of these deaths, seven were in England and two in Wales. There were no deaths reported in Scotland or Northern Ireland.
Rules were amended last summer to include deaths in the coronavirus total only if they occurred within 28 days of a positive test. Previously in England, all deaths after a positive test were included.
England has seen the majority of UK deaths from Covid-19. Using the 28-day cut-off, there have been nearly 113,000.
Situation stable in most hospitals
The most recent government figures show 1,905 people with coronavirus in hospital in the UK.
Although numbers are now rising, they are far below the peak of nearly 40,000 people back in January.
London, the South East and the Midlands saw the highest numbers in the winter peak.
Patient numbers have fallen in all UK nations and regions in recent months, although they are rising again in some areas, as the chart below shows.
Patient groups and hospital staff have warned that lives are being put at risk by the huge backlog of treatment left by the pandemic.
In-depth analysis by BBC News found nearly a third of hospitals have seen long waits increase, major disruption to cancer services and a fall in GP referrals and screening services.
Death toll could be above 150,000
When looking at the overall death toll from coronavirus, official figures count deaths in three different ways, each giving a slightly different number.
First, government figures count people who died within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus – and that total is now more than 128,000.
According to the latest ONS figures, the UK has now seen more than 152,000 deaths – that's all those deaths where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate even if the person had not been tested for the virus.
The third measure counts all deaths over and above the usual number at the time of year – that figure was 115,861 by 18 June.
In total, there were 10,818 deaths registered in the week to 18 June, which was 115 deaths more than the five-year average.
Of the total deaths, 116 were related to coronavirus, 23 more than in the previous week.
There have now been more deaths involving Covid than "excess" deaths, which means non-Covid deaths must be below usual levels.
This could be because of a milder flu season – resulting from less travel and more social distancing – and because some people who might have died for other reasons had there been no pandemic, died of Covid.
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What is the R number?
The "R number" is the average number of people an infected person will pass the disease on to.
If R is below one, then the number of people contracting the disease will fall; if it is above one, the number will grow.
The government has said in the past that the R number is one of the most important factors in making policy decisions.
However, it is harder to estimate the R number when cases are at a low level and therefore the government is not currently producing a figure for the UK as a whole.
The latest estimate for England is 1.1 to 1.3, while for Scotland it is 1.2 to 1.5, for Wales it is 1.1 to 1.4 and for Northern Ireland it is 1.2 to 1.6.