Number of COVID-19 cases and deaths

The first UK case of COVID-19 was recorded on 31 January 2020. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the UK passed 100,000 on 20 April 2020.

The first UK death caused by COVID-19 was on 5 March 2020. The total number of deaths caused by or involving COVID-19 in the UK passed 10,000 on 12 April 2020.

A full list of important dates, events and time periods from the coronavirus pandemic, as well as links to the relevant government statements or guidance for each country is available on request by emailing

More information about how to refer to the coronavirus is available in Writing about the coronavirus.

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