More than two years have passed since the UK was hit by coronaviruses, with millions of cases and tens of thousands of deaths linked to the disease.

How is the disease progressing in the UK?

The number of recorded cases has become less reliable since the government ended free tests for most people.

The Office for National Statistics publishes a weekly estimate for the proportion of people in each home nation that have contracted the virus in the past week. This is based on a sample of household surveys and tests.

The weekly death estimates are published by the ONS. The number of deaths where Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate is given by these.

There are daily figures for the number of people in hospital with coronaviruses.

How is the vaccine rollout going?

The UK's vaccine roll out has picked up pace since the Pfizer vaccine was approved in December of 2020.

There is a persistent number of people who are not inoculated. Younger age groups have the lowest rates of vaccination. There are concerns about vaccine hesitancy among younger people, even though they were the last to be invited.

How does testing affect cases?

The number of people catching coronaviruses will always be higher than the number of positive tests. The proportion of cases that will be recorded will fall now that the availability of tests has been reduced.

The number of daily tests in the UK used to be more than 2 million, but it is now less than that. The ONS figures are used for cases on the tracker page.

How many new cases are reinfections?

It was rare to re-invade with coronaviruses. As the Omicron variant arrived at the end of 2021, the number of infections increased.

Find coronavirus cases near you

The table below shows the number of cases and deaths in your area since the start of the Pandemic.

The number of tests reported by the general public is used to calculate the government numbers for cases. The government figure is less reliable than the ONS estimates, but we are using it because it allows people to compare areas.

About this data

The data comes from the ONS and Public Health England. Data collection and publishing schedules can be different.

The ONS case data is used in the Guardian's tracker. The government dashboard no longer publishes case data every day of the week, and low testing levels mean recorded case data is unreliable.

All deaths where Covid is on the death certificate are counted by the ONS. The majority of deaths are due to Covid, but it is acontributory factor in some deaths. The daily figures the government used to publish were different. There have been deaths that have occurred after a positive test.

Due to the ongoing nature of the coronaviruses outbreak, this article is being regularly updated to reflect the current situation as well as possible. Guardian editorial policy states that any significant changes made to this or previous versions of the article will be footnoted.