Over 9,529 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the UK, but the actual number of cases is estimated to be much higher.
So far, 463 people who tested positive for respiratory infection have died.
More than 87,400 people in the UK have been tested for the virus, but have not been found.
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Note: not all people with the virus have been tested
The following graphs and charts will help you understand the situation in the UK and how the authorities are handling it.
1. The United Kingdom has increased measures to combat the virus
The new coronavirus, which causes respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK in late January.
Although there were several people with positive results throughout February, the numbers in the UK started to rise in early March.
Most cases in the United Kingdom are in England, mainly in London. England has at least 7,973 confirmed cases. Scotland has 719, Wales 628 and Northern Ireland 209, according to the latest Public Health England figures.
In an attempt to slow the spread of the virus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on everyone to stay home. He said the police would be empowered to fine people deliberately in breach of the new restrictions, which would last an initial three-week period.
Most stores, in addition to those selling food and medicine, have already closed. Schools closed their doors, except for vulnerable students or children of key workers. Cafes, bars, leisure centers and other social spaces were also closed.
The government had already asked people to work from home whenever possible and to stop all unnecessary travel.
People over 70 have also been asked to isolate themselves at home in the coming weeks and letters are being sent to 1.5 million people in England who are most at risk for coronavirus, asking them to stay at home.
Currently, the UK figures are lower than some other European countries, such as Italy, for example, where there were more than 74,000 cases and more than 7,500 deaths, according to data from March 25 of the Johns Hopkins University.
Globally, authorities confirmed more than 450,000 cases of the coronavirus and nearly 20,500 deaths.
2. London saw more deaths
The capital suffered the most deaths, with numbers reaching more than 150 on Tuesday.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan asked workers to stay at home and said public transport should only be used by key workers, otherwise "people are going to die".
3. We are in the second phase of the government's response
The government action plan to deal with the virus it involves three phases – contains; delay; mitigate – along with ongoing research.
After trying to contain the disease, the country went into the "delay" phase on March 12 to prevent the virus from spreading further.
The government announced tougher restrictions on popular movements.
Even if you have no symptoms, the government says you should:
- Stay at home – just shop or essential drugs and exercise once a day
- Disrupt all non-essential contact with other people – public meetings or more than two people are prohibited
- Stop all unnecessary travel – you can travel to work if absolutely necessary
- Work from home whenever possible
The government has now been encouraging self-isolation at home for more than 70 years and the most vulnerable to the virus for 12 weeks.
British citizens should avoid all non-essential trips abroad to combat the spread of the coronavirus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
Retired NHS personnel were asked to return to work. A government appeal to 250,000 volunteers to help provide food and medicines to the vulnerable led to more than 405,000 responses in 24 hours. Johnson said they would play a crucial role in fighting the virus.
4. People who think they have coronavirus should isolate themselves
Symptoms include high temperature and a "new, continuous" cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour or three or more episodes of coughing in 24 hours (if you usually cough, it may be worse than normal).
If you think you have coronavirus, you are advised not to go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Instead, you stay at home for seven days. If you live with other people, stay at least 2m away from them and they should also stay home for 14 days to see if they have symptoms.
If symptoms persist or worsen, contact your NHS specialist doctor. online coronavirus service or call 111.