Coronavirus in numbers: How Covid-19 is spreading and the death toll is rising

Coronavirus has now been officially present in the UK for 55 days.

Wednesday, 25th March 2020, 5:21 pm

Here are all the numbers which show the spread of Covid-19 as the country remains in lockdown in a bid to slow the transmission and save lives.

- 8,077 people have been confirmed as testing positive for the virus, as of 9am yesterday. This is up 1,427 on the equivalent figure 24 hours earlier, and is the biggest day-on-day increase in the volume of cases since the outbreak began. It also a day-on-day rise of 21 per cent.

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The coronavirus death toll in the UK continues to rise

- 90,436 people in the UK have now been tested for coronavirus, of whom 8.9 per cent have been found positive.

- 422 coronavirus-related deaths had been recorded in the UK as of 9am yesterday. This was a jump of 87 on the equivalent figure 24 hours earlier, and is the largest day-on-day increase in the number of deaths since the outbreak began.

It is also a rise of 26 per cent, which is not the biggest percentage day-on-day increase so far but is higher than the 19 per cent increase seen in the previous 24 hours.

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- The UK's first coronavirus-related death was recorded on March 5. It took another 13 days for the number of deaths to pass 100 – on March 18 - then three more days to pass 200 on March 21. It has taken a further three days for the total to pass 400.

- Just over a third – 37 per cent – of UK deaths have been recorded by NHS Trusts based in London. A further 14 per cent have been in south-east England, 11 per cent in the West Midlands and another 11 per cent in north-west England.

- The highest volume of reported cases in England has been in Hampshire, with 207; followed by Lambeth, with 188; Birmingham, with 187 and Southwark, with 181.

- As of yesterday there were 130 confirmed cases in Sheffield – a 23 per cent increase on the day before. Four patients have died in the city.

- Doncaster has 13 confirmed cases, Barnsley has 15 and Rotherham has 16.