Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in the United Kingdom (UK) 2021

On March 6, 2020, the first death as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) was recorded in the United Kingdom (UK). The number of deaths in the UK has increased significantly since then. As of February 25, 2021, the number of confirmed deaths due to coronavirus in the UK amounted to 122,070. On January 20, 2021, 1,820 deaths were recorded, which is the highest total in single day in the UK since the outbreak began.

Number of deaths highest in Europe

The UK has had the highest number of deaths from coronavirus in Europe. In terms of rate of coronavirus deaths, the UK has the fourth-highest rate compared to the countries in the EEA. As of February 14, the UK has recorded 181 deaths per 100,000, which is only lower than the mortality rates in Belgium, Slovenia, and Czechia.

Cases in the UK

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK was 4,154,562 as of February 25, 2021. London has the highest number of confirmed cases of the virus in the UK with 694,187 cases, while the North West and the South East have 572,518 and 517,011 confirmed cases respectively. As of February 26, the UK has had 107 new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days.
For further information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please visit our dedicated Facts and Figures page.

Cumulative number of coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in the United Kingdom (UK)

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February 2021


United Kingdom

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Supplementary notes

On August 14, coronavirus deaths in the UK were redefined to mean a death of a person who died within 28 days of a positive test. As a result, all of the figures prior to this date has been revised.

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