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


This page covers 31 March to 10 August 2020

10 August 2020

Cases and Cumulative Deaths since 31 March 2020

10 August 2020

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

10 August 2020

Cases and Deaths % change (over previous day’s figure), during last two months: 11 June to 10 August 2020. (2 July entered as zero – see below)

10 August 2020

Daily new cases and new deaths. 7 July to 10 August 2020

# 2 July 2020 GOV.UK – “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.”


COVID-19 VIRUS DIARY STARTING ON 31 MARCH 2020
LOCKDOWN BEGAN 23 MARCH | EASING OF LOCKDOWN IN ENGLAND BEGAN IN EARLY JUNE 2020

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


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%)


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