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TRACING THE 2020 COVID-19 VIRUS OUTBREAK AS REPORTED IN THE UKBack


31 March to 31 May 2020

31 May 2020

Cases and Cumulative Deaths since 31 March 2020

31 May 2020

Deaths per day since 31 March 2020 (29 April figures including non-hospital deaths for first time (4,419) omitted)

31 May 2020

Cases and Deaths % change (over previous day’s figure), since 31 March 2020


COVID-19 VIRUS DIARY | FROM 31 MARCH 2020 | UK LOCKDOWN BEGAN 23 MARCH 2020

Percentage figure shown after Cases and Deaths totals is percent change over previous day for each figure.


31 March 2020

Guardian Death toll sees sharp rise; Home Office extends NHS worker visas.

BBC Police told to be ‘consistent’ with lockdown approach

Cases: 25,150 (+13.59%)
Deaths: 1,789 (+27.06%)

1 April 2020

Guardian NHS rules hampering coronavirus testing drive, say scientists

BBC Hundreds of thousands of UK tests within weeks

Cases: 29,474 (+17.19%)
Deaths: 2,352 (+31.47%)

2 April 2020

Guardian No 10 seeks to end Covid-19 lockdown with ‘immunity passports’

BBC Confirmed global cases pass one million

Cases: 33,718 (+14.4%)
Deaths: 2,921 (+24.19%)

3 April 2020

Guardian UK ministers struggle to keep promise of 100k coronavirus tests by end of April

BBC Lift restrictions and risk more economic harm – WHO

Cases: 38,168 (+13.2%)
Deaths: 3,605 (+23.42%)


4 April 2020

Guardian British death toll up by 20% to 4,313

BBC Fears for lockdown over weekend of sunshine

Cases: 41,903 (+9.79%)
Deaths: 4,313 (+19.64%)

5 April 2020

Guardian Boris Johnson admitted to hospital with coronavirus

BBC Queen tells UK 'we will succeed' in fight

Cases: 47,806 (+14.09%)
Deaths: 4,934 (+14.39%)

6 April 2020

Guardian Italy reports lowest day-to-day rise in infections in a week

BBC Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as symptoms worsen

Cases: 51,608 (+7.95%)
Deaths: 5,373 (+8.9%%)

7 April 2020

Guardian Boris Johnson to stay in hospital amid concerns over political vacuum

BBC UK cases ‘could be moving in the right direction’

Cases: 55,242 (+7.04%)
Deaths: 6,159 (+14.63%)


8 April 2020

Guardian Record daily death toll of 938, as Rishi Sunak says Boris Johnson is 'sitting up in bed'

BBC Boris Johnson 'improving' as intensive care treatment continues

Cases: 60,733 (+9.94%)
Deaths: 7,097 (+8.87%)

9 April 2020

Guardian Boris Johnson moved from intensive care but stays in hospital

BBC Easter weekend – The government is urging locals and holidaymakers to stay away from beaches

Cases: 65,077 (+7.15%)
Deaths: 7,978 (+12.41%)

10 April 2020

Guardian 980 dead in UK hospitals in deadliest day of pandemic yet

BBC 'Herculean effort' to provide NHS protective gear

Cases: 70,272 (+7.98%)
Deaths: 8,958 (+12.28%)

11 April 2020

Guardian Priti Patel – 'I am sorry if people feel there have been failings' on PPE

BBC US death toll passes 2,000 in a single day

Cases: 78,991 (+12.41%)
Deaths: 9,875 (+10.24%)


12 April 2020

Guardian UK government using confidential patient data in coronavirus response

BBC 'Sombre day' as UK deaths hit 10,000

Cases: 84,279 (+6.69%)
Deaths: 10,612 (+7.46%)

13 April 2020

Guardian UK missed three chances to join EU scheme to bulk-buy PPE

BBC Don't expect changes to UK lockdown this week – Dominic Raab

Cases: 88,621 (+5.15%)
Deaths: 11,329 (+6.76%)

14 April 2020

Guardian Lockdown could shrink GDP by 35%, says OBR, as hospital deaths rise by 778 to 12,107

BBC One in five deaths now linked to virus

Cases: 93,873 (+5.93%)
Deaths: 12,107 (+6.87%)

15 April 2020

Guardian Domestic abuse killings 'more than double' amid Covid-19 lockdown

BBC Worldwide coronavirus cases pass two million

Cases: 98,476 (+4.9%)
Deaths: 12,868 (+6.29%)


16 April 2020

Guardian No 10 claims Covid-19 crisis strengthens need for UK to be free of EU regulation after 2020

BBC Significant social distancing needed 'until vaccine found'

Cases: 103,093 (+4.69%)
Deaths: 13,729 (+6.69%)

17 April 2020

Guardian NHS staff to be asked to treat coronavirus patients without gowns

BBC UK creates vaccine taskforce to tackle coronavirus

Cases: 108,692 (+5.43%)
Deaths: 14,576 (+6.17%)

18 April 2020

Guardian Large consignment of PPE to arrive tomorrow, says Jenrick

BBC English councils to get extra £1.6bn

Cases: 114,217 (+5.08%)
Deaths: 15,464 (+6.09%)

19 April 2020

Guardian Impossible for UK to meet Covid-19 testing targets, scientists say

BBC No date for when schools will reopen

Cases: 120,067 (+5.12%)
Deaths: 16,060 (+3.85%)


20 April 2020

Guardian Air pollution may be ‘key contributor’ to Covid-19 deaths – study

BBC More than 140,000 firms claim through jobs scheme

Cases: 124,743 (+3.89%)
Deaths: 16,509 (+2.8%)

21 April 2020

Guardian Government misses out on 16m facemasks for NHS in four weeks

BBC Deaths at 20-year high but peak may be over

Cases: 129,044 (+3.45%)
Deaths: 17,337 (+5.02%)

22 April 2020

Guardian EU turns up pressure on Matt Hancock over Covid-19 PPE scheme

BBC Social restrictions ‘to remain for rest of year’

Cases: 133,495 (+3.45%)
Deaths: 18,100 (+4.40%)

23 April 2020

Guardian Coronavirus testing to be offered to England key workers and families

BBC First patients injected in UK vaccine trial

Cases: 138,078 (+3.43%)
Deaths: 18,738 (+3.52%)


24 April 2020

Guardian Cummings is on secret scientific advisory group for Covid-19

BBC Test website closes after 'significant demand'

Cases: 143,464 (+3.90%)
Deaths: 19,506 (+4.10%)

25 April 2020

Guardian Home secretary Priti Patel gives daily briefing as hospital deaths rise to 20,319

BBC UK hospital deaths pass 20,000

Cases: 148,377 (+3.42%)
Deaths: 20,319 (+4.17%)

26 April 2020

Guardian Boris Johnson returns to face critics amid talk of the 'new normal'

BBC UK must find 'new normal' to ease lockdown - Raab

Cases: 152,840 (+3.01%)
Deaths: 20,732 (+2.03%)

27 April 2020

Guardian UK beginning to turn the tide on coronavirus

BBC Boris Johnson says this is moment of maximum risk

Cases: 157,149 (+2.82%)
Deaths: 21,092 (+1.74%)


28 April 2020

Guardian Some non-Covid NHS treatments to restart, as 360 hospital deaths take toll to 21,092 - as it happened

BBC Millions more to be eligible for testing

Cases: 161,145 (+2.54%)
Deaths: 21,678 (+2.78%)

29 April 2020

Guardian Inquests into NHS staff coronavirus deaths told not to look at PPE shortages

BBC UK begins reporting coronavirus care home deaths

Cases: 165,221 (+2.53%)
Deaths: 26,097 (+20.38%)

30 April 2020

Guardian Britain is past peak of coronavirus outbreak, says Boris Johnson

BBC Johnson: We are past the peak of disease

Cases: 171,253 (+3.65%)
Deaths: 26,711 (+2.35%)

1 May 2020

Guardian NHS procurement official privately selling PPE amid Covid-19 outbreak

BBC Target reached as UK tests pass 100,000 a day

Cases: 177,454 (+3.62%)
Deaths: 27,510 (+2.99%)


2 May 2020

Guardian Government announces £76m package to support the vulnerable

BBC US reported death toll passes 65,000

Cases: 182,260 (+2.71%)
Deaths: 28,131 (+2.26%)

3 May 2020

Guardian Ministers under fire as Covid-19 testing drops back below 100,000 daily target

BBC UK coronavirus testing falls below target

Cases: 186,599 (+2.38%)
Deaths: 28,446 (+1.12%)

4 May 2020

Guardian Matt Hancock launches contact-tracing app in Isle of Wight

BBC UK to test contact-tracing app on Isle of Wight

Cases: 190,584 (+2.14%)
Deaths: 28,734 (+2.5%)

5 May 2020

Guardian Virgin Atlantic to axe a third of jobs and shut Gatwick operations

BBC UK reports highest death toll in Europe

Cases: 190,584 (+2.14%)
Deaths: 28,734 (+2.5%)


6 May 2020

Guardian Critical mass of Android users 'needed for success of NHS contact tracing app'

BBC Germany reopens shops as lockdown is relaxed

Cases: 201,101 (+3.13%)
Deaths: 30,076 (+2.83%)

7 May 2020

Guardian No 10 battles to regain control of lockdown messaging amid fierce criticism

BBC Bank of England warns of sharpest recession on record

Cases: 206,715 (+2.79%)
Deaths: 30,615 (+1.79%)

8 May 2020

Guardian UK scientists condemn 'Stalinist' attempt to censor Covid-19 advice

BBC Coronavirus lockdown: 'No dramatic overnight change' to restrictions

Cases: 211,364 (+2.25%)
Deaths: 31,241 (+2.04%)

9 May 2020

Guardian Grant Shapps leads daily briefing as UK death toll rises to 31,587

BBC £2bn for 'once in a generation change' to transport

Cases: 215,260 (+1.84%)
Deaths: 31,587 (+1.11%)


10 May 2020

Guardian Boris Johnson says shops and some schools could open from June

BBC Boris Johnson unveils alert system for England

Cases: 219,138 (+1.80%)
Deaths: 31,855(+0.85%)

11 May 2020

Guardian Boris Johnson rejects claims people don't understand new 'stay alert' slogan

BBC Cover faces in some public areas, people in England told

Cases: 219,138 (+1.79%)
Deaths: 31,855(+0.66%)

12 May 2020

Guardian UK takes a pasting from world's press over coronavirus crisis

BBC UK furlough scheme extended by four months

Cases: 226,463 (+1.53%)
Deaths: 32,692 (+1.96%)

13 May 2020

Guardian PMQs: Keir Starmer presses Boris Johnson over care home deaths

BBC Chancellor Rishi Sunak warns of 'significant recession'

Cases: 229,705 (+1.43%)
Deaths: 33,186 (+1.51%)


14 May 2020

Guardian Drivers tell of chaos at UK's privately run PPE stockpile

BBC Global Coronavirus death toll passes 300,000

Cases: 233,151 (+1.50%)
Deaths: 33,614 (+1.29%)

15 May 2020

Guardian BMA backs teaching unions' opposition to schools reopening

BBC Coronavirus infection 'R' rate in UK creeps up

Cases: 236,711 (+1.53%)
Deaths: 33,998 (+1.14%)

16 May 2020

Guardian Gavin Williamson says school reopening based on 'best scientific advice'

BBC Williamson urges reopening of schools in England

Cases: 240,161 (+1.46%)
Deaths: 34,466 (+1.38%)

17 May 2020

Guardian £84m pledged to produce a working vaccine as death toll rises by 170 to 34,636

BBC UK daily death figure dips to lowest since day after lockdown

Cases: 243,303 (+1.31%)
Deaths: 34,636 (+0.49%)


18 May 2020

Guardian London care homes report possible fresh Covid-19 outbreaks

BBC Five and overs in UK now eligible for test

Cases: 246,406 (+1.28%)
Deaths: 34,796 (+0.46%)

19 May 2020

Guardian Up to 1,500 English primary schools to defy 1 June reopening plan

BBC No guarantee of quick economic bounceback, warns Sunak

Cases: 248,818 (+0.98%)
Deaths: 35,341 (+1.57%)

20 May 2020

Guardian UK scientists must not be blamed for giving advice, says Royal Society head

BBC UK track and trace system in place from June – PM

Cases: 248,293 (–0.21%)
Deaths: 35,704 (+1.03%)

21 May 2020

Guardian Johnson forced to drop NHS surcharge for migrant health workers

BBC NHS fees to be scrapped for overseas health staff and care workers

Cases: 250,908 (+1.05%)
Deaths: 36,042 (+0.95%)


22 May 2020

Guardian Business groups brand UK's quarantine plan for arrivals 'isolationist'

BBC Quarantine plans for UK arrivals unveiled

Cases: 254,195 (+1.31%)
Deaths: 36,393 (+0.97%)

23 May 2020

Guardian Grant Shapps backs Dominic Cummings over lockdown breach

BBC Dominic Cummings rejects calls to quit as PM's chief adviser

Cases: 257,154 (+1.16%)
Deaths: 36,675 (+0.77%)

24 May 2020

Guardian No apology, no explanation: PM bets all on Cummings

BBC Boris Johnson backs key aide Dominic Cummings in lockdown row

Cases: 259,559 (+0.94%)
Deaths: 36,793 (+0.32%)

25 May 2020

Guardian Dominic Cummings refuses to resign or apologise for lockdown breach

BBC I don't regret what I did, says Dominic Cummings

Cases: 261,184 (+0.63%)
Deaths: 36,914 (+0.33%)


26 May 2020

Guardian Tory revolt grows as minister resigns over Dominic Cummings' lockdown trip

BBC Hancock to 'look at' family lockdown fines

Cases: 265,227 (+1.55%)
Deaths: 37,048 (+0.36%)

27 May 2020

Guardian Boris Johnson tells MPs inquiry into Cummings would be waste of officials' time

BBC UK PM faces MPs' scrutiny over senior aide row

Cases: 267,240 (+0.76%)
Deaths: 37,460 (+1.11%)

28 May 2020

Guardian Government rejected radical lockdown of England's care homes

BBC Lockdown easing to allow groups of six to meet

Cases: 269,127(+0.71%)
Deaths: 37,837 (+1.01%)

29 May 2020

Guardian Constituents bombard MPs with tens of thousands of emails over Dominic Cummings

BBC UK chancellor denies lockdown easing 'reckless'

Cases: 271,222 (+0.78%)
Deaths: 38161 (+0.86%)


30 May 2020

Guardian Dominic Cummings has broken Covid-19 policy trust, say top scientists

BBC Shielders in England allowed outdoors again from Monday

Cases: 272,826 (+0.59%)
Deaths: 38,376 (+0.56%)

31 May 2020

Guardian Health officials make last-minute plea to stop lockdown easing in England

BBC Lockdown easing in England 'modest' – Jenrick

Cases: 274,762 (+0.71%)
Deaths: 38,489 (+0.29%)


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