Coronavirus UK cases map: Are infections rising in your area?
Coronavirus case rates for three of the four UK nations have dropped to their lowest level since early Autumn 2020, suggesting lockdown restrictions across the country have successfully helped drive down the spread of the virus.
Both Wales and Northern Ireland are currently recording rates last seen towards the end of September, while the overall rate for England has fallen to its lowest since the start of October.
London and southeast England are also recording regional rates that are the lowest since October.
The figures were calculated by the PA news agency from the latest health agency data.
Case rates are one of a range of measures the government is using to inform its roadmap out of lockdown, along with the number of hospital admissions and patients, estimates of virus transmission rate, the latest data on deaths and the effect of vaccine rollout.
According to Boris Johnson’s plan, England is due to end all social distancing measures on 21 June – with the next major changes to come on 12 April when pubs, cafes and restaurants are allowed to reopen for outdoor and takeaway service.
The total number of UK cases has now passed 4 million, while the death toll is nearing 130,000.
This is higher than the combined death toll for the UK from the Great Plague, the Aids pandemic and every single terror attack and war since 1945.
Here, we take a look at the latest Covid-19 case figures across the UK:
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