This graph shows the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the city*. It gives a rolling 7-day average because this is a better indication of local trends than daily figures, which can go up and down a lot.

Please note that the most recent data, in particular the last 4 days, is likely to be incomplete due to delays in reporting so may underrepresent the total number of confirmed cases.

Therefore, we show the number and rate of confirmed cases for the latest likely complete 7 day period, excluding the latest 4 days.

Rates may differ slightly from those published by Public Health England, as these are produced as a snapshot in time and do not include retrospectively added confirmed cases.

Update to case rate information

Public Health England has updated the way it records the location of people who test positive for COVID-19.

It now assigns cases to an area based on the address given at the time of testing, instead of the details registered on the patient’s NHS Summary Care Record.

This better reflects the distribution of cases and tests. However, it does result in differences to previously reported numbers and cases in the city. The change has been retrospectively applied to confirmed positive tests from the 1 September onwards.

Where this information comes from

This data is published by the Public Health England.

*This includes both Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 tests. Pillar 1 tests are those conducted within the NHS and pillar 2 are those carried out by commercial laboratories.