UK COVID-19 Hotspot Indicator

Dr Foster analysts have developed an indicator to help local public health teams monitor any increases in Covid-19 infections to help prevent lockdown situations.

12 Aug 2020 | 1 min read

The interactive graph allows public health teams to monitor any increases in cases of Covid-19 by recent daily case rate compared to a prior eight-week daily case rate. It provides an early indication of a potential spike, allowing local authorities to act early and implement restrictions.

The graph can be adjusted to filter on specific UTLAs and by Region. Further UTLAs are coloured by region, deprivation or obesity.

Lab-confirmed case counts and deaths are reported daily by Public Health England. More information available at

Population data from Office for National Statistics (ONS) 2018 mid-year population estimates.