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Here are the confirmed cases in the UK so far:
- May 22 – UK death toll hit 36,393 as another 351 people died from the virus
- May 21 – The UK deaths from coronavirus rose to 36,042 as another 338 people passed away from the killer bug.
- May 20 – The death toll increased to 35,704 as 363 sadly passed away in the UK.
- May 19 – Deaths rose by 545 to pass the 35,000 mark in the UK – the highest daily increase for a week
- May 18 – The death toll hit 34,796 in the UK after 160 more people died of the virus
- May 17 – The coronavirus death toll has risen to at least 34,636 in the UK after 170 more people died.
- May 16 – Coronavirus deaths in the UK have increased to 34,466.
- May 15 – Coronavirus deaths in the UK have increased to 33,998 after 384 more deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.
- May 14 – Coronavirus deaths in the UK increased to 33,614 after 428 more deaths were recorded the last 24 hours.
- May 13 – UK coronavirus death toll leapt to 33,186.
- May 12 – The UK coronavirus death toll reaches 32,692.
- May 11 – UK death toll reaches 32,065.
- May 10 – Total Covid-19 death toll reached 31,855.
- May 9 – UK death toll rises by 346 to 31,587.
- May 8 – The UK death toll reaches 31,241.
- May 7 – death toll hits 30,615.
- May 6 – death toll surpasses 30,000.
- May 5 – death toll reaches 29,427.
- May 3 – 315 more people died in the UK, taking the overall death toll up to 28,446.
- May 2 – 28,131 Brits are dead from coronavirus and 182,260 have tested positive.
- May 1 – The death toll hit 27,510.
- April 30 – UK coronavirus death toll leapt to 26,711.
- April 29 – The UK coronavirus death toll jumped to 26,097 as care home figures are included.
- April 28 -The UK death toll reaches 21,678.
- April 27 – Death toll in the UK hits 21,092.
- April 26 – Deaths in the UK soar to 20,732.
- April 25 – Deaths in the UK today passed the government's best-case scenario of up to 20,000 victims after 813 more people died. The milestone was given back in March as a benchmark for Britain "doing very well" in the pandemic.
- April 24 – Coronavirus death toll rises by 768
- April 23 – Coronavirus death roll rises by 638 to 18,738 but rate drops 14% in a week
- April 22 – Coronavirus death toll has risen to 18,100 after 763 more people died in the UK
- April 21 – Daily death rate almost doubles in 24 hours after 828 more die
- April 20 – Death toll rose to 16,509 after 449 more fatalities were recorded in the lowest increase for a fortnight
- April 19 – Coronavirus related deaths in the UK exceed 16,000 as Covid-19 cases pass 120,000.
- April 18 – UK deaths hit 15,464 with 114,217 cases of infection, across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- April 17 – UK deaths hit 14,576 with 108,692 cases of infection, across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- April 16 – UK deaths hit 13,729 with 103,093 cases of infection, across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- April 15 – UK deaths hit 12,868 with 98,476 cases of infection, across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- April 14 – UK deaths hit 12,107 with 93,8731 cases of infection, across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- April 13 – UK deaths hit 11,329 with 88,621 cases of infection, across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- April 12 – UK deaths hit 10,612 with 84,279 cases of infection, across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- April 11 – UK deaths rise by 917 to a total of 9,875 with 78,991 cases confirmed.
- April 10 – UK deaths spike by 980 to 8,958, with 70, 272 cases confirmed.
- April 9 – 65,077 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK and 7,978 deaths
- April 8 – Deadliest day so far as 938 more deaths were recorded in the UK with over 60,000 cases
- April 7 – UK death toll reaches 6,159 with cases rising
- April 6 – UK death toll reaches 5,413 with 51,608 cases
- April 5 – UK death rate rises to 4,974 with 47,809 cases
- April 4 – UK death toll reaches 4,353 with 41,903 cases
- April 3 – UK death toll reaches 3,645 with 38,168 cases
- April 2 – UK death toll jumps to 2,961 with 33,718 cases
- April 1 – UK death toll reaches 2,392 with 29,474 cases
- March 31 – UK deaths hit 1,829 as hidden deaths at home revealed for the first time
- March 30 – UK deaths rise to 1,408 with 22,141 cases
- March 29 – UK deaths reach 1,228
- March 28 – UK cases rise to over 17,000 and deaths reach 1,019
- March 27 – UK cases rise to over 14,000 and deaths reach 759
- March 26 – Cases rise to 13,418 and the death toll to 578
- March 25 – Deaths rise to 434 and Prince Charles was diagnosed with the virus
- March 24 – Confirmed cases in the UK rise to 6,730 and deaths to 338 as country enters lockdown
- March 23 – Death toll rises to 335 with 5,837 confirmed cases
- March 22 – Deaths rise to 289 as UK's youngest victim aged 18 dies
- March 21 – Deaths rise to 178 as confirmed cases soars to 4,151
- March 20 – Total coronavirus cases reach 3,269 and deaths jump to 177
- March 19 – Deaths in the UK jump to 144 and total cases are 2,692
- March 18 – Coronavirus cases soar to 2,626 in the biggest jump yet and death toll reaches 104
- March 17 – Cases in the UK climb to 1,950 and deaths reach 71 as 45-year-old becomes the youngest victim
- March 16 – UK cases go up by 171 in 24 hours to 1,543 and total deaths hit 55
- March 15 – UK Covid-19 fatalities rise to 35, while a total of 1,391 people have tested positive
- March 14 – The death toll in the UK climbs from 11 to 21 with 1,140 infected
- March 13 – Wales confirms 13 cases in 24 hours, bringing the infected total to 798
- March 12 – UK total infected cases passes 500, and the death toll reaches 10
- March 11 – The UK death toll reaches 8. The number of UK cases also rises to a total of 460 – the biggest leap yet.
- March 10 – Sixth UK coronavirus death in the UK is confirmed as a man in his early 80s. He died at Watford general hospital after the total number of cases reached 373. MP Nadine Dorries tests positive to the virus.
- March 9 – Coronavirus cases in the UK reach 319. All final Six Nations games "axed until October".
- March 8 – The number of UK cases jumps to 278, the highest confirmed cases in a single day in Britain, and a man in his 60s is the third patient to have died from the virus.
- March 7 – The total number of cases in the UK reaches 206, with five more people testing positive for the deadly bug in Scotland.
- March 6 – The Department of Health confirmed the deadly bug is spreading at its fastest rate yet as the total people tested positive reach 164
- March 5 – Three tested positive in Scotland. Total cases climbs to 116. It's the biggest 24-hour jump in the UK. First Brit dies of the virus in Berkshire.
- March 4 – The number of cases in the UK jumps to 85 as 29 people who had recently travelled to affected areas were diagnosed.
- March 3 -The number of coronavirus patients in the UK rises to 51. Speaking in the Commons, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said 11 new cases had been confirmed in the last 24 hours.
- March 2 – 17 more people in the UK have tested positive for coronavirus taking the total number of UK cases to 40. Three of the new cases were linked to the man from Surrey who was the first to be infected within the UK. Eight of the 13 people had visited affected areas including Italy and Iran
- February 28 – Wales confirms its first case and two other English people test positive bringing the total to 19 before the first British person to die of coronavirus is reported in Japan as a passenger on the Diamond Princess Cruise
- February 27 – one person diagnosed with coronavirus in Northern Ireland
- February 23 – Department of Health and Social Care confirm four new cases
- February 12 – woman becomes first coronavirus case confirmed in London bringing the total to nine
- February 10 – four more – three men and a woman – test positive for the killer bug. Two are confirmed as GPs. All were known contacts of Brit businessman Steve Walsh
- February 9 – the fourth person in the UK tests positive and is treated at The Royal Free Hospital, London. The person had come into contact with a known carrier of the illness, Steve Walsh, in France
- February 6 – A Brit businessman diagnosed in Brighton was infected in Singapore and unknowingly became a super-spreader, passing the virus on in France and UK. He was later identified as Steve Walsh
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What precautions is the UK taking against coronavirus?
As of March 23, Mr Johnson ordered the entire UK into lockdown telling everyone to stay inside their homes.
The PM forced all non-essential shops to close, banned gatherings of more than two people and insisted families stay behind closed doors.
It came after he and The Queen urged people across the UK to follow strict social distancing rules.
In the coronavirus hotspot of London, mayor Sadiq Khan shut 40 Tube stations to help stretched staff.
On March 16 it was announced by researchers at Imperial College London that drastic restrictions will be required for up to 18 months in order to save thousands of live.
Earlier in the month the goverment's more relaxed plans to try and "mitigate" the epidemic came under fire from researchers who said an estimated 260,000 people could have died.
The PM's ramped up battle plan means:
- All non-essential shops, pubs, clubs, theatres, gyms and cinemas have been closed indefinitely
- Gatherings of more than two people are banned
- People should only leave the house once a day for exercise, buying essential supplies or going to a medical appointment
- Only key workers should leave their home to go to work
- Communal play and exercise areas inside parks are closed, but parks remain open
- Places of worship such as churches and mosques are closed, except for funerals
- Schools are shut except to children with parents that are key workers
- Over 70s, those who are pregnant and anyone with underlying health conditions should self isolate
- People are advised to not visit vulnerable and elderly family and friends – for around 12 weeks
- If one family member shows symptoms then the entire family should stay home for two weeks
- The Government is no longer supporting mass public gatherings
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