UK Coronavirus Updates

Symptoms

The main symptoms of the new coronavirus are:

  • a high fever
  • a dry cough
  • loss of sense of smell or taste
  • shortness of breath
The symptoms are similar to the flu, but can quickly become severe in people with weakened immune systems.

Prevention

There are lots of ways to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus:
- avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth
- wash your hands after touching any shared or public surface
- wash your hands before handling food, drinks, eating, or drinking
- wash your hands with soap and running water for at least 30 seconds
- use hand sanitiser if you cannot wash your hands
- cough into a tissue and throw it away afterwards
- avoid sick people wherever possible
- stay at least 2 metres apart from people who are not in your own household

Sources

The data collected on this website comes from a range of sources. The list below contains easy links to information on cases, deaths, and testing in each nation.

UK

- The latest Gov.uk dashboard for a daily overview of the UK cases

Wales

- Public Health Wales: provides the number of confirmed cases in Wales

Scotland

- Gov.scot: displays the number of cases and tests performed in Scotland, as well as a regional breakdown of cases
- TravellingTabby Scotland Coronavirus Tracker: shows a detailed breakdown of the Scottish data.

Northern Ireland

- Public Health NI: contains the number of cases and tests in Northern Ireland

World

- John Hopkins Interactive Dashboard: Shows total confirmed cases and deaths around the world
- Worldometer: Lists the total cases, deaths, recovered, and total per 1 million population per country
- WHO: Offers global information and guidance on the coronavirus

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