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


31 March to 4 December 2020
Data source coronavirus.data.gov.uk

4 December 2020

Daily patients admitted
10 October to 4 December 2020

Cases and Deaths

4 December 2020

Daily new cases and new deaths
5 October to 4 December 2020

New cases, new deaths

4 December 2020

Daily Deaths
Since 31 March 2020

Daily deaths

COVID-19 VIRUS DIARY STARTING ON 31 MARCH 2020

Below: Figures in brackets after cases and deaths is percentage change on previous day’s figure in each case


Tuesday 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%)

Wednesday 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%)

Thursday 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%)

Friday 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%)


Saturday 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%)

Sunday 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%)

Monday 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%%)

Tuesday 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%)


Wednesday 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%)

Thursday 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%)

Friday 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%)

Saturday 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%)


Sunday 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%)

Monday 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%)

Tuesday 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%)

Wednesday 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%)


Thursday 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%)

Friday 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%)

Saturday 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%)

Sunday 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%)


Monday 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%)

Tuesday 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%)

Wednesday 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%)

Thursday 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%)


Friday 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%)

Saturday 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%)

Sunday 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%)

Monday 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%)


Tuesday 28 April 2020

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

BBC Millions more to be eligible for testing

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

Wednesday 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%)

Thursday 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%)

Friday 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%)


Saturday 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%)

Sunday 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%)

Monday 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%)

Tuesday 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%)


Wednesday 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%)

Thursday 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%)

Friday 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%)

Saturday 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%)


Sunday 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%)

Monday 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%)

Tuesday 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%)

Wednesday 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%)


Thursday 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%)

Friday 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%)

Saturday 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%)

Sunday 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%)


Monday 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%)

Tuesday 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%)

Wednesday 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%)

Thursday 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%)


Friday 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%)

Saturday 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%)

Sunday 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%)

Monday 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%)


Tuesday 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%)

Wednesday 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%)

Thursday 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%)

Friday 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%)


Saturday 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%)

Sunday 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%)

Monday 1 June 2020

Guardian Critics round on No 10 over 'ridiculous' rules for 14-day quarantine

BBC Primary schools back but mixed picture on turn-out

Cases: 276,332 (+0.57%)
Deaths: 39,045 (+1.44%)

Tuesday 2 June 2020

Guardian Keir Starmer warns PM: get a grip or risk second wave of coronavirus

BBC Deaths at lowest level since March

Cases: 276,332 (+0.57%)
Deaths: 39,045 (+1.44%)


Wednesday 3 June 2020

Guardian Priti Patel urged to publish scientific advice behind UK quarantine move

BBC UK quarantine plans and £1,000 penalties confirmed

Cases: 279,856 (+0.67%)
Deaths: 39,728 (+0.84%)

Thursday 4 June 2020

Guardian NHS test-and-trace system 'not fully operational until September'

BBC Face coverings to be mandatory on public transport

Cases: 281,661 (+0.64%)
Deaths: 39,904 (+0.44%)

Friday 5 June 2020

Guardian Official death toll passes 40,000 as infection R rate rises to between 0.7 and 1 in England

BBC UK passes 40,000 coronavirus deaths

Cases: 283,311 (+0.59%)
Deaths: 40,261 (+0.89%)

Saturday 6 June 2020

Guardian Serco wins Covid-19 test-and-trace contract despite £1m fine

BBC NHS trust bosses not consulted over new face mask rules bbc

Cases: 284,868 (+0.55%)
Deaths: 40,465 (+0.51%)


Sunday 7 June 2020

Guardian Charities raise alarm as thousands face poverty

BBC Lockdown delay 'cost a lot of lives', says science adviser

Cases: 286,194 (+0.47%)
Deaths: 40,542 (+0.19%)

Monday 8 June 2020

Guardian UK ministers face legal challenge for refusal to order PPE inquiry

BBC UK daily deaths drop to pre-lockdown level

Cases: 286,194 (+0.47%)
Deaths: 40,542 (+0.19%)

Tuesday 9 June 2020

Guardian Coronavirus leaves one in 10 UK charities facing bankruptcy this year

BBC All primary pupils no longer going back to school

Cases: 289,140 (+1.03%)
Deaths: 40,883 (+1.07%)

Wednesday 10 June 2020

Guardian Boris Johnson takes briefing after Neil Ferguson says lockdown a week earlier would have halved death toll

BBC UK economy could be among worst hit of leading nations, says OECD

Cases: 290,143 (+0.35%)
Deaths: 41,128 (+0.60%)


Thursday 11 June 2020

Guardian NHS unable to trace contacts of 33% of people with coronavirus

BBC Young hit hardest by lockdown financial squeeze

Cases: 291,409 (+0.44%)
Deaths: 41,279 (+0.37%)

Friday 12 June 2020

Guardian R value for all regions close to 1

BBC Government sued over care home deaths 'disgrace'

Cases: 292,950 (+0.53%)
Deaths: 41,481 (+0.49%)

Saturday 13 June 2020

Guardian Beijing reimposes lockdown measures after new Covid-19 outbreak

BBC 'Support bubbles' begin in England and NI

Cases: 294,375 (+0.49%)
Deaths: 41,662 (+0.44%)

Sunday 14 June 2020

Guardian Scientists report flaws in WHO-funded study on 2-metre distancing

BBC Consumers 'should shop with confidence', says PM

Cases: 295,889 (+0.51%)
Deaths: 41,698 (+0.09%)


Monday 15 June 2020

Guardian Covid-19 can damage lungs of victims beyond recognition, expert says

BBC Shoppers rush to the High Street as England stores reopen

Cases: 296,857 (+0.33%)
Deaths: 41,736 (+0.09%)

Tuesday 16 June 2020

Guardian Johnson makes U-turn on free school meals after Rashford campaign

BBC Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug

Cases: 298,136 (+0.43%)
Deaths: 41,969 (+0.56%)

Wednesday 17 June 2020

Guardian Government to fund private tutors for English schools

BBC Matt Hancock's social distancing slip-up caught on camera

Cases: 299,251 (+0.37%)
Deaths: 42,153 (+0.44%)

Thursday 18 June 2020

Guardian Government confirms its contact-tracing app will be ditched

BBC UK virus-tracing app switches to Apple-Google model

Cases: 300,469 (+0.41%)
Deaths: 42,288 (+0.32%)


Friday 19 June 2020

Guardian Over 1,000 deaths a day: UK ministers accused of downplaying Covid-19 peak

BBC Education Secretary Gavin Williamson says all children 'will return to school in September'

Cases: 301,815 (+0.45%)
Deaths: 42,461 (+0.41%)

Saturday 20 June 2020

Guardian Rishi Sunak hints 2-metre rule will be relaxed

BBC What is a second wave and is one coming?

Cases: 303,110 (+0.43%)
Deaths: 42,598 (+0.30%)

Sunday 21 June 2020

Guardian Covid-19 affects BAME youth mental health more than white peers – study

BBC Government to 'bring forward proposals' on reducing 2m social distancing rule

Cases: 304,331 (+0.40%)
Deaths: 42,623 (+0.08%)

Monday 22 June 2020

Guardian Coronavirus shielding scheme to be eased in England from 6 July

BBC Confirmed cases in UK fall to pre-lockdown level

Cases: 304,331 (+0.40%)
Deaths: 42,623 (+0.08%)


Tuesday 23 June 2020

Guardian Easing several lockdown rules at once could boost virus, say UK scientists

BBC Lockdown to be relaxed in England as 2m rule eased

Cases: 306,210 (+0.30%)
Deaths: 42,927 (+0.66%)

Wednesday 24 June 2020

Guardian Life almost as we know it: England's lockdown changes on 4 July

BBC Human trial of new vaccine begins in UK

Cases: 306,862 (+0.21%)
Deaths: 43,081 (+0.36%)

Thursday 25 June 2020

Guardian Europe's cases surge since lockdowns eased; 1,000 Qatar World Cup workers test positive

BBC Europe virus cases rise 'for first time in months'

Cases: 307,980 (+0.36%)
Deaths: 43,230 (+0.35%)

Friday 26 June 2020

Guardian More young people infected with Covid-19 as cases surge globally

BBC Coronavirus death rate falling in hospitals

Cases: 309,360 (+0.45%)
Deaths: 43,414 (+0.43%)


Saturday 27 June 2020

Guardian Met promises to act on illegal parties that flout regulations

BBC Holiday bookings 'explode' as travel restrictions ease

Cases: 310,250 (+0.29%)
Deaths: 43,514 (+0.23%)

Sunday 28 June 2020

Guardian Risk of death in UK care homes 13 times higher than in Germany

BBC Number of virus infections tops 10m worldwide

Cases: 311,151 (+0.29%)
Deaths: 43,550 (+0.08%)

Monday 29 June 2020

Guardian Leicester coronavirus outbreak: mayor 'frustrated' with ministers

BBC Leicester lockdown: Coronavirus restrictions could be extended

Cases: 311,965 (+0.26%)
Deaths: 43,575 (+0.06%)

Tuesday 30 June 2020

Guardian Muddled messaging over Leicester lockdown leaves locals baffled

BBC Leicester lockdown: Police given 'minimal guidance' on new restrictions

Cases: 312,654 (+0.22%)
Deaths: 43,730 (+0.36%)


Wednesday 1 July 2020

Guardian Data reveals coronavirus hotspots in Bradford, Barnsley and Rochdale

BBC Local lockdowns: Misleading claims circulate online

Cases: 313,483 (+0.27%)
Deaths: 43,906 (+0.40%)

Thursday 2 July 2020

Guardian UK set to award Covid-19 testing contracts worth £5bn to private bidders

BBC School safety plans will keep groups apart

Cases: 283,757 (–9.48%)
Deaths: 43,995 (+0.20%)

Friday 3 July 2020

Guardian Beauty sector angry and puzzled as pubs reopen, but not salons

BBC Pubs can't open in England until 6am as lockdown eased

Cases: 284,276 (+0.18%)
Deaths: 44,131 (+0.31%)

Saturday 4 July 2020

Guardian Pubs and hair salons reopen in England as lockdown eases – latest updates

BBC Haircuts and pints as England’s lockdown eases

Cases: 284,900 (+0.22%)
Deaths: 44,198 (+0.15%)


Sunday 5 July 2020

Guardian Fears of widespread disorder unfounded as English pubs reopen

BBC Social care reform needed within a year – NHS England boss

Cases: 285,416 (+0.18%)
Deaths: 44,220 (+0.05%)

Monday 6 July 2020

Guardian No 10 gives up effort to provide daily figure for people tested; fifth of kits issued are wasted

BBC Residents should 'be alert' to large gatherings

Cases: 285,768 (+0.12%)
Deaths: 44,236 (+0.04%)

Tuesday 7 July 2020

Guardian Who might the government seek to blame for the UK's Covid-19 failings?

BBC No 10 refuses to apologise for PM's 'crass' care home remark

Cases: 286,349
New cases 581 (+0.20%)
Deaths: 44,391
New deaths 155 (+0.35%)

Wednesday 8 July 2020

Guardian Rishi Sunak backs down over tax on employer-bought Covid-19 tests

BBC Chancellor Rishi Sunak cuts VAT in emergency plan to save jobs

Cases: 286,979
New cases 630 (+0.22%)
Deaths: 44,517
New deaths 126 (+0.28%)


Thursday 9 July 2020

Guardian Boots and John Lewis to cut 5,300 jobs and close stores

BBC Pools, gyms, team sport and outdoor gigs to return

Cases: 287,621
New cases: 642 (+0.22%)
Deaths: 44,602
New deaths: 85 (+0.19%)

Friday 10 July 2020

Guardian UK plan to shun EU vaccine scheme ‘unforgivable’, say critics

BBC No 10 considering mandatory face masks in shops in England

Cases: 288,133
New cases: 512 (+0.18%)
Deaths: 44,650
New deaths: 48 (+0.11%)

Saturday 11 July 2020

Guardian Areas at most risk of local lockdowns: Bradford, Sheffield and Kirklees among areas of concern

BBC Outdoor pools and lidos struggling to reopen

Cases: 288,953
New cases: 820 (+0.28%)
Deaths: 44,798
New deaths: 148 (+0.33%)

Sunday 12 July 2020

Guardian 200 farm workers quarantined in Herefordshire outbreak

BBC I trust people's sense on face masks - Gove

Cases: 289,603
New cases: 650 (+0.22%)
Deaths: 44,819
New deaths: 21 (+0.05%)


Monday 13 July 2020

Guardian NHS data reveals ‘huge variation’ in Covid-19 death rates across England

BBC PM says face coverings ‘should be worn’ in shops

Cases: 290,133
New cases: 530 (+0.18%)
Deaths: 44,830
New deaths: 11 (+0.11%)

Tuesday 14 July 2020

Guardian Covid-19 outbreaks up to 20 times more likely in large care homes, study finds

BBC Blackburn with Darwen brings in new Covid-19 measures

Cases: 291,373
New cases: 530 (+0.43%)
Deaths: 44,968
New deaths: 11 (+0.31%)

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Guardian Boris Johnson indicates at PMQs he has not read winter coronavirus report

BBC PM promises future independent coronavirus inquiry

Cases: 291,911
New cases: 538 (+0.18%)
Deaths: 45,053
New deaths: 85 (+0.19%)

Thursday 16 July 2020

Guardian PM to give NHS extra £3bn to prepare for winter coronavirus

BBC No reason to change working from home advice – Vallance

Cases: 292,552
New cases: 641 (+0.22%)
Deaths: 45,119
New deaths: 66 (+0.15%)


Friday 17 July 2020

Guardian Boris Johnson's plan for 'return to normality' met with scepticism

BBC Boris Johnson sets out plan for 'significant normality' by Christmas

Cases: 293,239
New cases: 687 (+0.23%)
Deaths: 45,233
New deaths: 114 (+0.25%)

Saturday 18 July 2020

Guardian Covid-19 leaves firms ‘fatally ill-prepared’ for no-deal Brexit

BBC Scotland sees biggest daily rise in cases in almost a month

Cases: 294,066
New cases: 827 (+0.28%)
Deaths: 45,273
New deaths: 40 (+0.09%)

Sunday 19 July 2020

Guardian Senior doctors warn second wave could ‘devastate’ NHS

BBC ‘Almost half’ of Blackburn Covid-19 contacts not reached

Cases: 294,792
New cases: 726 (+0.25%)
Deaths: 45,300
New deaths: 27 (+0.06%)

Monday 20 July 2020

Guardian Chief nurse was dropped from briefings after refusing to back Cummings

BBC Oxford vaccine triggers immune response

Cases: 295,372
New cases: 580 (+0.20%)
Deaths: 45,312
New deaths: 12 (+0.03%)


Tuesday 21 July 2020

Guardian Mike Pompeo attacks WHO in private meeting during UK visit

BBC Coronavirus not over by Christmas, experts warn

Cases: 295,817
New cases: 445 (+0.15%)
Deaths: 45,422
New deaths: 110 (+0.24%)

Wednesday 22 July 2020

Guardian Test and trace failing to contact thousands in England's worst-hit areas

BBC Care home visits to resume in England

Cases: 296,377
New cases: 560 (+0.19%)
Deaths: 45,501
New deaths: 79 (+0.17%)

Thursday 23 July 2020

Guardian Sturgeon accuses Johnson of using Covid-19 as ‘political weapon’

BBC New guidance on face masks and coverings released for England

Cases: 297,146
New cases: 769 (+0.26%)
Deaths: 45,554
New deaths: 53 (+0.12%)

Friday 24 July 2020

Guardian Europe warns of need for vigilance as Covid-19 cases rise sharply

BBC We could have done things differently, says PM

Cases: 297,914
New cases: 768 (+0.26%)
Deaths: 45,677
New deaths: 123 (+0.27%)


Saturday 25 July 2020

Guardian UK imposes 14-day quarantine on travellers from Spain

BBC Obesity increases risks from Covid-19, experts say

Cases: 298,681
New cases: 767 (+0.26%)
Deaths: 45,233
New deaths: 61 (+0.13%)

Sunday 26 July 2020

Guardian Raab defends 14-day quarantine for travellers from Spain

BBC Spain says outbreaks under control after UK orders quarantine

Cases: 299,426
New cases: 745 (+0.25%)
Deaths: 45,752
New deaths: 14 (+0.03%)

Monday 27 July 2020

Guardian UK extends Spain non-essential travel advice to holiday islands

BBC UK advises against non-essential travel to Spanish islands

Cases: 300,111
New cases: 685 (+0.23%)
Deaths: 45,759
New deaths: 7 (+0.02%)

Tuesday 28 July 2020

Guardian Covid-19 test a week after UK arrival ‘could halve quarantine time’

BBC Boris Johnson warns of Europe 'second wave' amid Spain row

Cases: 300,692
New cases: 581 (+0.19%)
Deaths: 45,878
New deaths: 119 (+0.26%)


Wednesday 29 July 2020

Guardian Covid-19 new cases and deaths will remain high for weeks, warn UK health leaders

BBC National Trust redundancy plan puts 1,200 jobs at risk

Cases: 301,455
New cases: 763 (+0.25%)
Deaths: 45,961
New deaths: 83 (+0.18%)

Thursday 30 July 2020

Guardian England had highest levels of excess deaths in Europe in first half of 2020, ONS says

BBC Virus isolation period extended from seven to 10 days

Cases: 302,301
New cases: 846 (+0.28%)
Deaths: 45,999
New deaths: 38 (+0.08%)

Friday 31 July 2020

Guardian Follow rules to avoid second national lockdown, warns Boris Johnson

BBC Boris Johnson postpones lockdown easing in England

Cases: 303,181
New cases: 880 (+0.29%)
Deaths: 46,119
New deaths: 120 (+0.29%)

Saturday 1 August 2020

Guardian All staff across three NHS trusts in north-west England being urgently tested

BBC Pubs ‘may need to shut’ to allow schools to reopen

Cases: 303,952
New cases: 771 (+0.25%)
Deaths: 46,193
New deaths: 74 (+0.16%)


Sunday 2 August 2020

Guardian London lockdown and over-50s shielding ‘just speculation’

BBC Covid cluster linked to Aberdeen bar after 13 new cases

Cases: 304,695
New cases: 743 (+0.24%)
Deaths: 46,201
New deaths: 8 (+0.02%)

Monday 3 August 2020

Guardian Manchester Covid outbreak ‘a warning to complacent white middle class’

BBC ‘No silver bullet’ for coronavirus, WHO warns

Cases: 305,623
New cases: 928 (+0.30%)
Deaths: 46,210
New deaths: 9 (+0.02%)

Tuesday 4 August 2020

Guardian Keeping England's schools open ‘must take priority’ in second wave of Covid-19

BBC UK made serious mistake over border policy, say MPs

Cases: 306,293
New cases: 670 (+0.22%)
Deaths: 46,299
New deaths: 89 (+0.19%)

Wednesday 5 August 2020

Guardian Emergency lockdown in Aberdeen could extend to other towns

BBC Aberdeen goes into lockdown as Covid cluster grows

Cases: 307,184
New cases: 891 (+0.29%)
Deaths: 46,364
New deaths: 65 (+0.14%)


Thursday 6 August 2020

Guardian Prove Dominic Cummings did not make second Durham trip, No 10 urged

BBC Travellers from Belgium, Andorra, and the Bahamas must quarantine in UK

Cases: 308,134
New cases: 950 (+0.31%)
Deaths: 46,413
New deaths: 49 (+0.11%)

Friday 7 August 2020

Guardian Fresh calls for Metropolitan police to investigate Cummings' Durham trip

BBC Stricter lockdown measures introduced in Preston

Cases: 309,005
New cases: 871 (+0.28%)
Deaths: 46,511
New deaths: 98 (+0.21%)

Saturday 8 August 2020

Guardian Johnson urged to help out travellers stuck in quarantine

BBC Randox recalls up to 750,000 test kits over safety concerns

Cases: 309,763
New cases: 758 (+0.25%)
Deaths: 46,566
New deaths: 55 (+0.12%)

Sunday 9 August 2020

Guardian Battered travel industry urges UK to rethink Covid-19 quarantine policy

BBC Moral duty to get all children back in school – Boris Johnson

Cases: 310,825
New cases: 1,062 (+0.34%)
Deaths: 46,574
New deaths: 8 (+0.02%)


Monday 10 August 2020

Guardian Rise in UK Covid cases above 1,000 a day breached government target

BBC Eat out to help out: More than 10.5m meals claimed in first week

Cases: 311,641
New cases: 816 (+0.26%)
Deaths: 46,526
New deaths: 21 (+0.10%)

Tuesday 11 August 2020

Guardian Over 120,000 Scottish exam grades to be reinstated after row

BBC Scottish school pupils have results upgraded

Cases: 312,789
New cases: 1,148 (+0.37%)
Deaths: 46,628
New deaths: 102 (0.22%)

Wednesday 12 August 2020

Guardian Death toll lowered by more than 5,000 after change in how Covid fatalities are counted

BBC England's contact-tracing app gets green light for trial

Cases: 313,798
New cases: 1,009 (+0.32%)
Deaths: 46,706
New deaths: 77 (0.17%)

Thursday 13 August 2020

Guardian Nearly 300 workers test positive at M&S sandwich supplier in Northampton

BBC France to be added to UK quarantine countries

Cases: 313,798
New cases: 1,129 (0)
Deaths: 41,347
New deaths: 18 (0)


Friday 14 August 2020

Guardian UK ministers were warned local lockdowns could fuel racial tensions

BBC Thousands return to UK to beat France quarantine

Cases: 316,367
New cases: 1,440 (+0.46%)
Deaths: 41,358
New deaths: 11 (+0.03%)

Saturday 15 August 2020

Guardian Ireland reports highest daily rise in infections since May; France reports 3,310 new cases in last 24 hours

BBC Musicians hire fishing boat to beat France quarantine

Cases: 317,379
New cases: 1,012 (+0.32%)
Deaths: 41,361
New deaths: 3 (+0.01%)

Sunday 16 August 2020

Guardian Cancer patients will live for less time because of NHS care suspension

BBC Public Health England ‘to be replaced’

Cases: 318,484
New cases: 1,040 (+0.35%)
Deaths: 41,366
New deaths: 5 (+0.01%)

Monday 17 August 2020

Guardian Test UK arrivals to cut Covid quarantine times, scientists urge

BBC More coronavirus-vaccine volunteers needed

Cases: 319,197
New cases: 713 (+0.22%)
Deaths: 41,369
New deaths: 3 (+0.01%)


Tuesday 18 August 2020

Guardian Oldham feared to be on brink of ‘catastrophic’ coronavirus lockdown

BBC Depression doubles during pandemic

Cases: 320,286
New cases: 1,089 (+0.34%)
Deaths: 41,381
New deaths: 12 (+0.03%)

Wednesday 19 August 2020

Guardian Tightening Oldham lockdown would fuel racism and 'cripple' economy, says council

BBC Care homes ask for insurance cost help

Cases: 321,098
New cases: 812 (+0.25%)
Deaths: 41,397
New deaths: 16 (+0.04%)

Thursday 20 August 2020

Guardian Lockdown fears for Birmingham amid sharp rise in UK coronavirus cases

BBC Portugal added to UK's safe travel list as Croatia is removed

Cases: 322,280
New cases: 1,182 (+0.37%)
Deaths: 41,403
New deaths: 6 (+0.01%)

Friday 21 August 2020

Guardian Outsourcing firms miss 46% of Covid contacts in England's worst-hit areas

BBC Tighter rules for Oldham, Pendle and Blackburn

Cases: 323,313
New cases: 1,033 (+0.37%)
Deaths: 41,405
New deaths: 2 (+0.0%)


Saturday 22 August 2020

Guardian WHO says world could rein in pandemic in less than two years

BBC Coronavirus will be with us forever, Sage scientist warns

Cases: 324,601
New cases: 1,288 (+0.40%)
Deaths: 41,423
New deaths: 18 (+0.04%)

Sunday 23 August 2020

Guardian Police crack down on illegal raves ahead of introduction of £10k fine

BBC Schools let down by lack of 'plan B', says union

Cases: 325,642
New cases: 1,041 (+0.32%)
Deaths: 41,429
New deaths: 18 (+0.01%)

Monday 24 August 2020

Guardian Teachers hit back at claims coronavirus is spread by school staff

BBC Heads want to know if masks allowed in school

Cases: 326,614
New cases: 853 (+0.30%)
Deaths: 41,433
New deaths: 4 (+0.01%)

Tuesday 25 August 2020

Guardian Schools in England prepare to defy official advice on face masks

BBC Birmingham bars and restaurants put on notice

Cases: 327,798
New cases: 853 (+0.36%)
Deaths: 41,449
New deaths: 4 (+0.04%)


Wednesday 26 August 2020

Guardian Gatwick airport to cut 600 jobs as Covid continues to hammer industry

BBC Scotland: First deaths after positive test for six weeks

Cases: 328,846
New cases: 1,288 (+0.32%)
Deaths: 41,465
New deaths: 16 (+0.04%)

Thursday 27 August 2020

Guardian UK sees highest number of new Covid-19 cases since mid-June

BBC Switzerland latest to join UK's quarantine list

Cases: 330,368
New cases: 1,522 (+0.46%)
Deaths: 41,477
New deaths: 12 (+0.03%)

Friday 28 August 2020

Guardian Time for a 'Nightingale moment' for England's children, says watchdog

BBC Covid case could mean all year group out of school

Cases: 331,644
New cases: 1,276 (+0.39%)
Deaths: 41,486
New deaths: 9 (+0.02%)

Saturday 29 August 2020

Guardian UK care homes still denied Covid tests despite Hancock pledge, officials warn

BBC Last-minute schools advice on reopening 'reprehensible'

Cases: 332,752
New cases: 1,108 (+0.33%)
Deaths: 41,498
New deaths: 12 (+0.03%)


Sunday 30 August 2020

Guardian Covid-19 forcing schools in England 'to juggle pupil and financial safety'

BBC University return 'could spark Covid avalanche'

Cases: 334,467
New cases: 1,715 (+0.52%)
Deaths: 41,499
New deaths: 1 (+0.00%)

Monday 31 August 2020

Guardian Low demand for UK office workers reveals ‘asymmetric recovery’

BBC 'Covidiots' criticised on Tui quarantine flight

Cases: 335,873
New cases: 1,406 (+0.42%)
Deaths: 41,501
New deaths: 2 (+0.00%)

Tuesday 1 September 2020

Guardian Scotland announces local lockdowns and quarantine for arrivals from Greece

BBC Visiting restrictions reintroduced in Glasgow area

Cases: 337,168
New cases: 1,295 (+0.39%)
Deaths: 41,504
New deaths: 3 (+0.01%)

Wednesday 2 September 2020

Guardian Bank of England warns mass return to UK offices 'not possible'

BBC Greater Manchester lockdown easing U-turn after cases rise

Cases: 338,676
New cases: 1,508 (+0.45%)
Deaths: 41,514
New deaths: 10 (+0.02%)


Thursday 3 September 2020

Guardian English test and trace failed to reach third of contacts; Scotland R number 'probably above 1'

BBC Testing boss 'very sorry' for shortages

Cases: 340,411
New cases: 1,735 (+0.51%)
Deaths: 41,527
New deaths: 13 (+0.03%)

Friday 4 September 2020

Guardian Pregnant women in hospital with Covid-19 may not show symptoms, study finds

BBC Tests 'could be picking up dead virus'

Cases: 342,351
New cases: 1,940 (+0.57%)
Deaths: 41,537
New deaths: 10 (+0.02%)

Saturday 5 September 2020

Guardian Covid-19 ‘could be endemic in deprived parts of England’

BBC 'Critical moment' as students return to university

Cases: 344,164
New cases: 1,813 (+0.53%)
Deaths: 41,549
New deaths: 12 (+0.03%)

Sunday 6 September 2020

Guardian Fears UK government has lost control as cases soar

BBC Further 2,988 Covid-19 cases confirmed in UK

Cases: 347,152
New cases: 2,988 (+0.87%)
Deaths: 41,549
New deaths: 2 (+0.0%)


Monday 7 September 2020

Guardian UK records almost 3,000 new cases for second consecutive day

BBC Seven Greek islands added to England's quarantine list

Cases: 350,100
New cases: 2,948 (+0.85%)
Deaths: 41,554
New deaths: 3 (+0.01%)

Tuesday 8 September 2020

Guardian Keir Starmer warns UK's test-and-trace system on ‘verge of collapse’

BBC Bolton restrictions tightened amid rise in cases

Cases: 352,560
New cases: 2,460 (+0.70%)
Deaths: 41,586
New deaths: 32 (+0.08%)

Wednesday 9 September 2020

Guardian ‘Rule of six’ to apply in England from Monday

BBC ‘We must act’ to prevent second lockdown, says PM

Cases: 355,219
New cases: 2,659 (+0.75%)
Deaths: 41,594
New deaths: 8 (+0.02%)

Thursday 10 September 2020

Guardian Portugal dropped from safe travel corridor list as Covid cases rise

BBC Portugal back on England's quarantine list

Cases: 358,138
New cases: 2,919 (+0.82%)
Deaths: 41,608
New deaths: 14 (+0.14%)


Friday 11 September 2020

Guardian Coronavirus cases in England doubling every eight days, study shows

BBC UK epidemic growing as R number goes above 1

Cases: 361,677
New cases: 3,539 (+0.99%)
Deaths: 41,614
New deaths: 6 (+0.01%)

Saturday 12 September 2020

Guardian Exasperated parents in England say test and trace still a ‘shambles’

BBC Oxford University to resume vaccine trial after pause

Cases: 365,174
New cases: 3,497 (+0.97%)
Deaths: 41,623
New deaths: 9 (+0.02%)

Sunday 13 September 2020

Guardian Reopening UK offices risks excluding women and minorities, says business chief

BBC Care homes in England warned of rise in infections

Cases: 368,504
New cases: 3,330 (+0.91%)
Deaths: 41,628
New deaths: 5 (+0.01%)

Monday 14 September 2020

Guardian England’s schools ‘will grind to a halt’ unless Covid testing improves

BBC Report ‘rule of six’ breaches, minister urges

Cases: 371,125
New cases: 2,621 (+0.71%)
Deaths: 41,637
New deaths: 9 (+0.02%)


Tuesday 15 September 2020

Guardian Hancock says Covid testing crisis may last weeks as UK hospitals plug gaps

BBC Testing problems to be solved in weeks, says Hancock

Cases: 374,228
New cases: 3,105 (+0.84%)
Deaths: 41,664
New deaths: 27 (+0.06%)

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Guardian Plans to ration Covid testing in England will prioritise healthcare and teachers

BBC Second national lockdown would be 'disastrous', PM says

Cases: 378,219
New cases: 3,991 (+1.07%)
Deaths: 41,684
New deaths: 20 (+0.05%)

Thursday 17 September 2020

Guardian UK test and trace ‘barely functional’ as nearly 10 million face lockdown

BBC WHO warns Europe over 'very serious' Covid surge

Cases: 381,614
New cases: 3,395 (+0.90%)
Deaths: 41,705
New deaths: 21 (+0.05%)

Friday 18 September 2020

Guardian UK government faces legal action over ‘moonshot’ Covid testing project

BBC Second wave now hitting the UK, says Boris Johnson

Cases: 385,936
New cases: 4,322 (+1.13%)
Deaths: 41,732
New deaths: 27 (+0.06%)


Saturday 19 September 2020

Guardian Experts call for stronger measures as UK daily coronavirus cases hit four-month high

BBC PM considering new restrictions amid second coronavirus wave

Cases: 390,358
New cases: 4,422 (+0.84%)
Deaths: 41,759
New deaths: 27 (+0.06%)

Sunday 20 September 2020

Guardian Parliament surrendered role over Covid emergency laws, says Lady Hale

BBC Follow Covid rules or they will get tougher

Cases: 394,257
New cases: 3,899 (+1.00%)
Deaths: 41,777
New deaths: 18 (+0.04%)

Monday 21 September 2020

Guardian Raising of UK Covid alert level opens door to major restrictions

BBC UK coronavirus alert level moving to 4

Cases: 398,625
New cases: 4,368 (+1.11%)
Deaths: 41,788
New deaths: 14 (+0.03%)

Tuesday 22 September 2020

Guardian Follow new Covid restrictions or risk a second lockdown, Johnson warns

BBC Boris Johnson calls for 'resolve' to fight coronavirus over winter

Cases: 403,551
New cases: 4,926 (+1.24%)
Deaths: 41,825
New deaths: 37 (+0.09%)


Wednesday 23 September 2020

Guardian England's new Covid rules ‘too little, too late’ for the second time

BBC Sunak to announce new job protection plans

Cases: 409,729
New cases: 6,178 (+1.53%)
Deaths: 41,862
New deaths: 37 (+0.09%)

Thursday 24 September 2020

Guardian ‘Stark warning to us all’: UK reports record daily number of Covid cases

BBC UK sees highest number of coronavirus cases since mass tests began

Cases: 416,363
New cases: 6,634 (+1.62%)
Deaths: 41,902
New deaths: 40 (+0.10%)

Friday 25 September 2020

Guardian Tighter Covid rules imposed on more areas of England and Wales

BBC Coronavirus cases in England up 60% in a week

Cases: 423,236
New cases: 6,873 (+1.65%)
Deaths: 41,936
New deaths: 34 (+0.08%)

Saturday 26 September 2020

Guardian Boris Johnson faces revolt over forcing through Covid measures

BBC Students 'scared and confused' as halls lock down

Cases: 429,277
New cases: 6,874 (+1.43%)
Deaths: 41,971
New deaths: 35 (+0.08%)


Sunday 27 September 2020

Guardian Too many children are being tested for Covid, says leading expert

BBC Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden defends students' university return

Cases: 434,969
New cases: 5,693 (+1.33%)
Deaths: 41,988
New deaths: 17 (+0.04%)

Monday 28 September 2020

Guardian Covid-19 tests that give results in minutes to be rolled out across world

BBC Manchester mayor calls for 'urgent review' of 10pm closures

Cases: 439,013
New cases: 4,044 (+0.93%)
Deaths: 42,001
New deaths: 13 (+0.03%)

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Guardian Boris Johnson apologises for getting lockdown rules wrong

BBC Boris Johnson 'misspoke' over North East Covid restrictions

Cases: 446,156
New cases: 7,143 (+1.63%)
Deaths: 42,072
New deaths: 71 (+0.17%)

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Guardian ‘We will not hesitate to take further measures’ if pandemic worsens, Johnson warns

BBC PM says UK at ‘critical moment’ with coronavirus

Cases: 502,978
New cases: 22,961 (+1.59%)
Deaths: 42,350
New deaths: 33 (+0.17%)


Thursday 1 October 2020

Guardian England: Covid cases have doubled under most local lockdowns

BBC Stricter Covid rules in Liverpool, Warrington, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough

Cases: 460,178 (+1.53%)
New cases: 6,194
Deaths: 42,202 (+0.14%)
New deaths: 59

Friday 2 October 2020

Guardian Covid cases among secondary school-aged children rise in England

BBC Growth in Covid cases ‘may be levelling off’

Cases: 467,146 (+1.51%)
New cases: 6,968
Deaths: 42,268 (+0.16%)
New deaths: 66

Saturday 3 October 2020

Guardian Keir Starmer: Boris Johnson has ‘lost control’ of Covid-19 pandemic

BBC New restrictions for swathes of northern England

Cases: 480,017 (+2.76%)
New cases: 7,070
Deaths: 42,317 (+0.12%)
New deaths: 49

Sunday 4 October 2020

Guardian Jenrick calls for UK 'togetherness' as PM admits public fury over Covid

BBC Things ‘bumpy to Christmas and beyond’ – PM

Cases: 502,978 (+4.78%)
New cases: 22,961
Deaths: 42,350 (+0.08%)
New deaths: 33


Monday 5 October 2020

Guardian Matt Hancock questioned over testing errors as 12,594 new cases recorded

BBC Investigation launched into coronavirus test error

Cases: 515,571 (+2.50%)
New cases: 12,594
Deaths: 42,369 (+0.04%)
New deaths: 19

Tuesday 6 October 2020

Guardian Boris Johnson: UK must not return to status quo after Covid-19 pandemic

BBC PM lays out vision of post-Covid UK

Cases: 530,113 (+2.82%)
New cases: 14,5424
Deaths: 42,445 (+0.12%)
New deaths: 76

Wednesday 7 October 2020

Guardian NHS coronavirus tests threatened by Roche supply chain glitch

BBC PM challenged to publish evidence behind 10pm pub closing time

Cases: 544,275 (+2.67%)
New cases: 14,162
Deaths: 42,515 (+0.16%)
New deaths: 70

Thursday 8 October 2020

Guardian Covid ICU cases in northern England could pass April peak in 22 days, MPs told

BBC MPs call for more clarity on local lockdowns

Cases: 561,815 (+3.22%)
New cases: 17,540
Deaths: 42,592 (+0.18%)
New deaths: 77


Friday 9 October 2020

Guardian UK workers to get two-thirds of wages if firms told to shut

BBC PM to detail new measures to MPs on Monday

Cases: 575,679 (+2.47%)
New cases: 13,864
Deaths: 42,679 (+0.20%)
New deaths: 87

Saturday 10 October 2020

Guardian North of England mayors reject support plans for local Covid lockdowns

BBC We won't surrender North to hardship, mayor vows

Cases: 590,844 (+2.63%)
New cases: 15,166
Deaths: 42,760 (+0.19%)
New deaths: 81

Sunday 11 October 2020

Guardian England's hospitality bosses prepare legal challenge to Covid lockdowns

BBC Merseyside to face strictest new lockdown measures

Cases: 603,716 (+2.18%)
New cases: 12,872
Deaths: 42,825 (+0.15%)
New deaths: 65

Monday 12 October 2020

Guardian Boris Johnson unveils three-tier Covid restrictions for England

BBC Boris Johnson confirms new three-tier alert system, with Liverpool ‘very high’

Cases: 617,688 (+2.31%)
New cases: 13,972
Deaths: 42,875 (+0.12%)
New deaths: 50


Tuesday 13 October 2020

Guardian Hancock turns on Tory lockdown sceptics ahead of Covid votes

BBC Minister defends government's coronavirus strategy

Cases: 634,920 (+2.79%)
New cases: 17,234
Deaths: 43,018 (+0.33%)
New deaths: 143

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Guardian Covid could overwhelm NHS without more curbs, northern leaders told

BBC Boris Johnson defends regional curbs but ‘rules nothing out’

Cases: 654,644 (+3.11%)
New cases: 19,724
Deaths: 43,155 (+0.32%)
New deaths: 137

Thursday 15 October 2020

Guardian Boris Johnson's Covid plan in turmoil after north-west leaders refuse tier 3

BBC London, Essex, York and other areas moving to Tier 2

Cases: 673,622 (+2.90%)
New cases: 19,724
Deaths: 43,155 (+0.32%)
New deaths: 137

Friday 16 October 2020

Guardian PM says Greater Manchester situation is ‘grave’ and he will intervene if agreement not reached

BBC New Covid restrictions 'necessary' - Boris Johnson

Cases: 689,257 (+2.32%)
New cases: 15,560
Deaths: 43,429 (+0.31%)
New deaths: 136


Saturday 17 October 2020

Guardian NHS Covid-19 app users sent incorrect risk-level change alerts

BBC Confusion over fresh talks in Manchester tier row

Cases: 705,428 (+2.35%)
New cases: 16,171
Deaths: 43,579 (+0.35%)
New deaths: 150

Sunday 18 October 2020

Guardian Andy Burnham calls for Commons vote to ‘break impasse’ on Covid rules

BBC Andy Burnham urges Boris Johnson to break Greater Manchester ‘impasse’

Cases: 722,409 (+2.41%)
New cases: 16,982
Deaths: 43,646 (+0.15%)
New deaths: 67

Monday 19 October 2020

Guardian Wales to go into national two-week 'firebreak' Covid lockdown

BBC Wales to go into ‘firebreak’ lockdown from Friday

Cases: 741,212 (+2.60%)
New cases: 18,804
Deaths: 43,726 (+0.18%)
New deaths: 80

Tuesday 20 October 2020

Guardian Chaos and fury as Boris Johnson forces curbs on Greater Manchester

BBC Tier 3 rules to be imposed on Greater Manchester

Cases: 741,212 (+2.60%)
New cases: 18,804
Deaths: 43,726 (+0.18%)
New deaths: 80


Wednesday 21 October 2020

Guardian Warning of tens of thousands of deaths in England from Covid-19 second wave

BBC South Yorkshire to move into tier 3 from Saturday

Cases: 789,229 (+3.50%)
New cases: 26,688
Deaths: 44,158 (+0.55%)
New deaths: 191

Thursday 22 October 2020

Guardian Rishi Sunak forced to offer multibillion-pound job package as Covid fears mount

BBC NHS Test and Trace needs to improve, PM concedes

Cases: 810,467 (+2.69%)
New cases: 21,242
Deaths: 44,347 (+0.43%)
New deaths: 189

Friday 23 October 2020

Guardian Mass cancellations of NHS operations inevitable this winter, say doctors

BBC Wales lockdown: Covid 'firebreak' comes into force

Cases: 830,998 (+2.53%)
New cases: 20,530
Deaths: 44,572 (+0.51%)
New deaths: 224

Saturday 24 October 2020

Guardian ‘Left in lurch’: Sunak under fire for lack of self-employed support

BBC Call for ‘exit strategy’ as South Yorkshire enters tier 3

Cases: 854,010 (+2.77%)
New cases: 20,530
Deaths: 44,745 (+0.39%)
New deaths: 174


Sunday 25 October 2020

Guardian Labour vows to force another Commons vote on free school meals

BBC School meals: Cabinet minister defends refusal to extend holiday scheme

Cases: 873,800 (+2.32%)
New cases: 19,790
Deaths: 44,896 (+0.34%)
New deaths: 151

Monday 26 October 2020

Guardian Free school meals: Johnson under renewed pressure from council leaders

BBC School meals: Boris Johnson refuses to move on school meal vouchers

Cases: 894,690 (+2.39%)
New cases: 20,890
Deaths: 44,998 (+0.23%)
New deaths: 102

Tuesday 27 October 2020

Guardian UK daily Covid deaths rise to 367 - highest figure since late May

BBC Patient rise halts non-essential operations in Leeds

Cases: 917,575 (+2.56%)
New cases: 22,885
Deaths: 45,365 (+0.82%)
New deaths: 367

Wednesday 28 October 2020

Guardian Nottinghamshire facing ‘tier 3 plus’ Covid restrictions from Friday

BBC Confusion as social clubs serve alcohol in tier 3 areas

Cases: 942,275 (+2.69%)
New cases: 24,701
Deaths: 45,675 (+0.68%)
New deaths: 310


Thursday 29 October 2020

Guardian Priti Patel refuses to rule out second Covid lockdown for England

BBC West Yorkshire to go into tier 3 from Monday

Cases: 965,340 (+2.45%)
New cases: 20,065
Deaths: 45,955 (+0.61%)
New deaths: 280

Friday 30 October 2020

Guardian Calls for national lockdown as about 560,000 people in England had Covid last week

BBC Covid spreading faster in England than 'worst-case prediction', documents show

Cases: 989,745 (+2.53%)
New cases: 24,405
Deaths: 46,229 (+0.60%)
New deaths: 274

Saturday 31 October 2020

Guardian Boris Johnson to give press conference on new lockdown in England as UK passes 1m cases

BBC Boris Johnson to outline next step as UK passes 1m Covid cases

Cases: 1,011,660 (+2.21%)
New cases: 21,915
Deaths: 46,555 (+0.71%)
New deaths: 326

Sunday 1 November 2020

Guardian Police in England fear flouting of lockdown rules after breaking up weekend raves

BBC English lockdown may last beyond 2 Dec, says Gove

Cases: 1,034,914 (+2.30%)
New cases: 23,245
Deaths: 46,717 (+0.35%)
New deaths: 162


Monday 2 November 2020

Guardian There's no alternative to lockdown, Boris Johnson tells MPs

BBC PM warns UK faces 'medical disaster' without action

Cases: 1,053,864 (+1.83%)
New cases: 18,950
Deaths: 46,853 (+0.29%)
New deaths: 136

Tuesday 3 November 2020

Guardian UK can expect at least three Covid waves with lockdowns, Mordaunt says

BBC Destructive rules only current option, says Chris Whitty

Cases: 1,073,882 (+1.90%)
New cases: 20,018
Deaths: 47,250 (+0.85%)
New deaths: 397

Wednesday 4 November 2020

Guardian NHS leaders warn of surge in serious Covid-19 cases in England

BBC NHS in England moves to highest alert level

Cases: 1,099,059 (+2.34%)
New cases: 25,177
Deaths: 47,742 (+1.04%)
New deaths: 492

Thursday 5 November 2020

Guardian Operation Moonshot: rapid Covid test missed over 50% of cases in pilot

BBC Boris Johnson stresses 'stay at home' message for England

Cases: 1,123,197 (+2.20%)
New cases: 24,141
Deaths: 378 (+0.79%)
New deaths: 378


Friday 6 November 2020

Guardian Liverpool mass testing trial 'could do more harm than good'

BBC UK coronavirus infections may be 'stabilising'

Cases: 1146484 (+2.07%)
New cases: 23,287
Deaths: 48,475 (+0.74%)
New deaths: 355

Saturday 7 November 2020

Guardian Test and trace needs radical reform in England, health experts say

BBC Greater Manchester's NHS hospitals suspend non-urgent care

Cases: 1,171,441 (+2.18%)
New cases: 24,957
Deaths: 48,888 (+0.85%)
New deaths: 413

Sunday 8 November 2020

Guardian NHS England suspends one-to-one nursing for critically ill Covid patients

BBC Hauliers included in Denmark restrictions

Cases: 1,192,013 (+1.76%)
New cases: 20,572
Deaths: 49,044 (+0.32%)
New deaths: 156

Monday 9 November 2020

Guardian COVID-19 VACCINE CANDIDATE IS 90% EFFECTIVE, SAYS PFIZER

BBC FIRST 'MILESTONE' VACCINE OFFERS 90% PROTECTION

Cases: 1,213,363 (+1.79%)
New cases: 21,350
Deaths: 49,238 (+0.40%)
New deaths: 194


Tuesday 10 November 2020

Guardian GPs in England will scale back care to deliver Covid vaccines

BBC No guarantees on Pfizer roll-out but NHS ready – Hancock

Cases: 1,233,775 (+1.68%)
New cases: 20412
Deaths: 48,770 (+1.08%)
New deaths: 532

Wednesday 11 November 2020

Guardian Nearly 600 new deaths in Britain; Manchester appears to have passed second peak

BBC UK first country in Europe to pass 50,000 deaths

Cases: 1,256,725 (+1.86%)
New cases: 22,950
Deaths: 50,365 (+1.86%)
New deaths: 595

Thursday 12 November 2020

Guardian Scientist behind BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine says it can end pandemic

BBC UK daily cases reach new high of 33,470

Cases: 1,290,195 (+2.66%)
New cases: 33,470
Deaths: 50,928 (+1.12%)
New deaths: 563

Friday 13 November 2020

Guardian Scientists warn of Christmas Covid surge if tier system returns in England

BBC Children more likely to be infected in second wave

Cases: 1,317,496 (+2.12%)
New cases: 27,301
Deaths: 51,304 (+0.74%)
New deaths: 376


Saturday 14 November 2020

Guardian An extended lockdown in England could shut some shops for good, bosses say

BBC Next two weeks 'crucial' for ending England lockdown

Cases: 1,344,356 (+2.04%)
New cases: 26,860
Deaths: 51,766 (+0.90%)
New deaths: 462

Sunday 15 November 2020

Guardian Damage to multiple organs recorded in 'long Covid' cases

BBC Normal life back next winter, says vaccine creator

Cases: 1,369,318 (+1.86%)
New cases: 24,962
Deaths: 51,934 (+0.32%)
New deaths: 168

Monday 16 November 2020

Guardian 'Serious doubts' over Covid safety in government, union warns

BBC Moderna: Covid vaccine shows nearly 95% protection

Cases: 1,390,681 (+1.56%)
New cases: 21,363
Deaths: 52,147 (+0.41%)
New deaths: 213

Tuesday 17 November 2020

Guardian Police can resume issuing instant £10,000 Covid fines

BBC More than 70,000 excess deaths during the pandemic

Cases: 1,410,732 (+1.44%)
New cases: 20,051
Deaths: 52,745 (+1.15%)
New deaths: 598


Wednesday 18 November 2020

Guardian England told to expect tougher Covid rules to allow for festive gatherings

BBC Family Christmas get-togethers being considered

Cases: 1,430,341 (+1.39%)
New cases: 19,609
Deaths: 53,274 (+1.00%)
New deaths: 529

Thursday 19 November 2020

Guardian Covid lockdown shows signs of working in England, expert says

BBC Tocilizumab: Arthritis drug may treat severe Covid

Cases: 1,453,256 (+1.60%)
New cases: 22,915
Deaths: 53,775 (+0.94%)
New deaths: 501

Friday 20 November 2020

Guardian Matt Hancock hoping to allow Christmas gatherings 'UK-wide' despite Covid warnings

BBC UK approval process for Pfizer vaccine under way

Cases: 1,473,508 (+1.39%)
New cases: 20,252
Deaths: 54,286 (+0.95%)
New deaths: 511

Saturday 21 November 2020

Guardian Human rights must not be 'trampled' in global rush for PPE, say MPs

BBC Scotland: Streets empty on day one of level 4 lockdown

Cases: 1,493,383 (+1.35%)
New cases: 19,875
Deaths: 54,626 (+0.63%)
New deaths: 341


Sunday 22 November 2020

Guardian Hackers 'try to steal Covid vaccine secrets in intellectual property war'

BBC Christmas get-together plan backed by UK nations

Cases: 1,512,045 (+1.25%)
New cases: 18,662
Deaths: 55,024 (+0.73%)
New deaths: 398

Monday 23 November 2020

Guardian Vaccine results bring us a step closer to ending Covid, says Oxford scientist

BBC PM sets out 'tougher' post-lockdown tiers for England

Cases: 1,527,495 (+1.02%)
New cases: 15,450
Deaths: 55,230 (+0.37%)
New deaths: 206

Tuesday 24 November 2020

Guardian UK-wide Christmas Covid plan lets three households mix for five days

BBC Three households can mix over Christmas in UK

Cases: 1,538,794 (+0.74%)
New cases: 11,299
Deaths: 55,838 (+1.10%)
New deaths: 608

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Guardian Most of England to enter two toughest tiers when lockdown is lifted

BBC PPE price rises cost taxpayers £10bn, report says

Cases: 1,557,007 (+1.18%)
New cases: 18,213
Deaths: 56,533 (+1.24%)
New deaths: 696


Thursday 26 November 2020

Guardian Hancock's former neighbour won Covid test kit work after WhatsApp message

BBC Almost all of England facing tough virus rules

Cases: 1,574,562 (+1.25%)
New cases: 17,555
Deaths: 57,031 (+0.73%)
New deaths: 498

Friday 27 November 2020

Guardian Hospitals in England told to prepare for Covid vaccine rollout in 10 days' time

BBC R number for UK below 1 for first time since August

Cases: 1,589,301 (+0.94%)
New cases: 16,022
Deaths: 57,551 (+0.91%)
New deaths: 521

Saturday 28 November 2020

Guardian Dozens arrested at London anti-lockdown protest

BBC Nadhim Zahawi appointed as vaccine rollout minister

Cases: 1,605,172 (+1.00%)
New cases: 15,871
Deaths: 58,030 (+0.83%)
New deaths: 479

Sunday 29 November 2020

Guardian NHS to enlist ‘sensible’ celebrities to persuade people to take coronavirus vaccine

BBC Risk of third wave ‘if we don't get balance right’ – Raab

Cases: 1,617,327 (+0.76%)
New cases: 12,155
Deaths: 58,245 (+0.37%)
New deaths: 215


Monday 30 November 2020

Guardian Labour to abstain in vote on Covid tiers as Tories threaten to rebel

BBC Virus under control but vigilance needed – Hancock

Cases: 1,629,657 (+0.76%)
New cases: 12,330
Deaths: 58,448 (+0.35%)
New deaths: 205

Tuesday 1 December 2020

Guardian ‘Hold our nerve’ until vaccines arrive, Johnson tells English Covid tier rebels

BBC Boris Johnson urges MPs to back tough tiers for England

Cases: 1,643,086 (+0.82%)
New cases: 13,430
Deaths: 59,051 (+1.03%)
New deaths: 603

Wednesday 2 December 2020

Guardian Johnson confirms it will take months until most of vulnerable group are vaccinated

BBC The scientists have done it, says PM after vaccine approval

Cases: 1,659,256 (+0.98%)
New cases: 16,170
Deaths: 59,699 (+1.10%)
New deaths: 648

Thursady 3 December 2020

Guardian NHS staff no longer at front of queue for Covid vaccine after rethink

BBC UK surpasses 60,000 deaths

Cases: 1,674,134 (+0.90%)
New cases: 14,879
Deaths: 60,113 (+0.69%)
New deaths: 414


Friday 4 December 2020

Guardian Experts question claimed accuracy of Covid-19 saliva tests

BBC Care home vaccinations to start 'within two weeks'

Cases: 1,690,432 (+0.97%)
New cases: 16,298
Deaths: 60,617 (+0.84%)
New deaths: 504


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