New coronavirus heat map shows the worst-affected parts of UK

A live coronavirus heat map showing the number of confirmed cases in different parts of the UK has given a fuller picture of the outbreak across the country.

Today, the government revealed the total number of UK coronavirus cases stands at 14,759 as the death toll leapt by the single biggest daily figure to 759.

The 185 new deaths included 168 in England, up from 521.

Public Health Wales said another six had died in Wales, taking its death count from 28 to 34.

There have also been 180 new positive tests for coronavirus in Wales, taking the total to 921.

It came after a further eight deaths in Scotland were confirmed by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, up to 33, with 1,059 positive cases.

The colour-coded map shows that London is by far the most affected region with more than 3,000 cases.

Southwark, in south London, is the worst-affected part of the capital with 253 confirmed cases.

Other areas which have seen large numbers of cases include Sheffield, which has 240 cases, up from 174 on Thursday.

Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, and Torfaen in South Wales have a combined 358 cases between them, and Greater Glasgow and Clyde has 258 cases.

Rutland in the East Midlands is the only place in mainland Britain to have no recorded cases of coronavirus so far.

The map is colour-coded based on the number of coronavirus cases per 100,000 people.

While much of London is shaded dark blue to show the highest number of cases per 100,000 people, others are a light blue to show fewer case density.

For example, Hull has a population roughly similar to that of London's worst-affected borough Southwark.

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But despite that, it has escaped the outbreak relatively unscathed so far with just four cases to Southwark's 253.

The UK's number of cases has risen sharply in recent days, as well as the death toll after slower growth on Wednesday gave hopes that the trend was slowing.

Experts at the time warned that a single day's dater was "not a reliable guide".

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The NHS is coming under growing strain as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow.

Yesterday, millions of Brits clapped the NHS to thank staff currently fighting the coronavirus.

Today it was confirmed both Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock have coronavirus.

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