Covid-19 crisis in numbers: LBC brings you the stats you need to know

6 January 2021, 12:48 | Updated: 6 January 2021, 12:54

LBC is analysing the latest Covid data as it happens throughout the pandemic.

We’re looking at the total number of cases each week across the UK, how they compare to the previous week and who has been affected.

The latest data shows a sharp rise in cases and a rise in hospitalisations in December and January, particularly in London and the South East. It comes after scientists identified a new, more contagious variant of Covid-19. England entered a third national lockdown this week.

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We'll also show you a daily breakdown of the number of deaths due to coronavirus, both across the UK and in England.

LBC's data will also compare the UK's weekly Covid-19 deaths with the five-year flu and pneumonia death average.

Our graphs give you the facts, day-by-day, as the coronavirus crisis continues.

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Dozens of countries have announced they have banned arrivals from the UK due to the new highly contagious strain of the virus. Scientists have said there is no evidence the new strain causes worse illness or is resistant to vaccines.

The government has said they plan to deliver covid vaccines to over 13m people by the middle of February.

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