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UK COVID Wavecast

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Area of Circle ≡ est. SARS-CoV-2 Prevalence

Important Notice:

Many of the datasets visualised this site are either no-longer being updated at source, or are now published in a very different form, so cannot be visualized in comparison to their previous form. Due to this, many of live graphs are no-longer live, but instead contain historical data up to the mentioned change in the specific dataset.

Active Cases

Symptom Study Data

Estimated no. of active symptomatic cases of SARS-CoV-2 in UK from COVID Symptom Study

Active Cases

Infection Survey Data

Estimated no. of active cases of SARS-CoV-2 in England (grey) and UK (blue), from national random swab testing


Hospital Occupancy

Number of people in UK hospitals with confirmed COVID

R Number

UK R = 1.01 - 1.01

Estimation of current UK nCoV19 basic reproduction number (R), based on Symptom Study data

Hospitals & Mortality

UK Hospitals Now:

  • COVID New hospital admissions on 11th Sep 2022 were 542. The average admissions over the seven days up to 11th Sep 2022 was 561, which equates to 13.3% of the January 2021 peak.

  • COVID Hospital occupancy on 12th Jul 2023 was 1325. The average occupancy over the seven days up to 12th Jul 2023 was 1173, which equates to 3.1% of the January 2021 peak.

UK Mortality Now:

  • The average number of daily deaths within 28 days of test (by the date reported) over the seven days up to 20th May 2022 was 104, which equates to 8.3% of the January 2021 peak.

  • The average number of daily deaths within 28 days of test (by date of death) over the seven days up to 15th May 2022 was 101, which equates to 7.9% of the January 2021 peak.

  • The average number of daily deaths mentioning COVID on death certificate (by date of death) over the seven days up to 13th Nov 2023 was 38, which equates to 2.8% of the January 2021 peak.

Key Datasets Aligned

Prevalence data, incidence data, hospital admission data and deaths (28 day) by date of death data, have been time-shifted and scaled to align with a peak value of 100% at the January 2021 peak. Clicking legend items below will toggle data on/off. Mouse rollover a dataset to show all percentage for a given date. As with the majority of data on this datahub, these graphs update live as new data is published.

- For more detailed overlays including other datasets, see our dataset comparison page -

The dataset alignments shown above are aligned to the dates from the COVID-19 Infection Survey, which is published weekly by the ONS. Comparing the dates shown here for each dataset, with its respective un-shifted published date, gives us an approximate idea of the real world lag between different datasets. These lags are shown in the legend; e.g., the latest data published for the COVID Symptom Study is nine days behind (t-9) the latest data published in the ONS Infection Data (t). It is important to note that this does not necessarily mean these datasets represent real-world events that happen nine days apart, but rather the same trend appearing in these two datasets, arises nine days apart.


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