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The coronavirus pandemic has reached most corners of the country, infecting more than 305,000 Britons and killing more than 46,000 people.
After a nationwide lockdown that lasted almost four months, many restrictions on daily life were lifted on July 4.
However, the Government’s strategy has now turned to focus on local lockdowns, targeting areas which have suffered outbreaks. On June 30, Leicester became the first UK city to be plunged back into lockdown. Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that schools and nurseries will reopen from July 24.
Meanwhile, officials have introduced new measures in Blackburn and Oldham. On July 30, Boris Johnson ordered swathes of the north of England back into partial lockdown, banning people in Greater Manchester, Bradford, Blackburn from holding indoor meetings with different households.
More than 16.2 million tests for Covid-19 have been carried out in the UK and the Government’s plan to tackle the pandemic involves a number of gradual phases, but experts warn there could be a second wave on the horizon.
Despite this, on Friday July 17, Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out his roadmap for ending lockdown, with remaining leisure facilities to reopen and all beauty treatments to resume from August 1. Mr Johnson also announced that official guidance advising people to “work from home if you can” will be relaxed in a bid to restart the economy.
Public Health England release a daily update on how many confirmed cases of coronavirus there are in each English local authority.
Type in your postcode in the tool below to find out how many cases there have been in your local area.
The region hit hardest by coronavirus, both in terms of absolute numbers and the per capita rate, is London, but cases and deaths have fallen steadily since the end of lockdown.
While they have lower total numbers, Wales and Scotland also have similarly high rates per million.
Read more: Risk of local lockdowns – are Covid-19 cases in your area rising or falling?
At the end of December, the Chinese authorities sent out a public alert warning that a “pneumonia of unknown cause” had been identified in Wuhan, central China.
Some 10 days later, on January 7, scientists announced that a new coronavirus was the source of the outbreak – quickly adding that it did not appear to be spreading between humans.
At that point, fewer than 60 cases had been found. But now the virus, which has since been named Covid-19, has spread to 185 countries, infecting more than 17.8 million people and killing more than 679,000.
This map, which updates automatically, shows where the disease is now, how many cases there have been and how many people have died:
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