Coronavirus: the UK's cases, deaths and vaccines mapped By Harriet Clugston and Aimee Stanton

As the UK battles to control the latest wave of the coronavirus crisis, this series of interactive maps will track the impact of Covid-19 on each local area and region of the UK.

The maps will be updated on a daily, weekly and monthly basis as new information is published.

Scroll down to see different parts of the UK in more detail.

Millions of cases

More than 3.8 million people in the UK have tested positive for Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

While daily cases have risen above the peak seen in April, far more tests are now being carried out.

This means fewer cases are going undetected, unlike during the first wave, when most people could not get a test even if they had symptoms.

These graphs will be updated daily.

To see where coronavirus hotspots are developing we can also look at the rate of new infections over the last seven days in England and Scotland.

Hospital Admissions

While the majority of people who contract coronavirus experience mild symptoms, some develop difficulty breathing and need hospital care – around one in five, according to the World Health Organisation.

The number of people in hospital dropped to low levels during summer, but admissions have now increased following the sharp rise in infections.

This graph will be updated daily.

Over 100,000 deaths

Coronavirus has killed more than 100,000 people in the UK since the first death was recorded almost a year ago.

The UK Government publishes figures each day reporting the number of people who died within 28 days of their first positive coronavirus test.

The deadliest day was the 19th January when 1,311 deaths were recorded within 28 days of a positive test. Shortly after the UK reached the grim milestone of over 100,000 deaths on 26 January 2021.

This graph will be updated daily.

The UK is not alone in battling Coronavirus.

More than 103 million people have tested positive around the world and more than 2.2 million people have died as a result of the virus.

This graph will be updated weekly.

Excess Deaths

Not all victims of the coronavirus pandemic will be killed by the disease itself.

Health experts have warned that efforts to control the infection could indirectly cause deaths in the long term.

This could be because people have stayed away from hospitals and GP surgeries and not sought treatment for things such as heart problems or suspected cancer.

Delays that have built up on NHS waiting lists because procedures have been rescheduled or cancelled could also have an impact.

Ministers leading the public response to the coronavirus crisis have consistently said excess mortality figures will be the most accurate measure of the overall impact.

Excess deaths can be measured by comparing all deaths during 2020 with the five-year average between 2015 and 2019.

These graphs will be updated monthly.

The Vaccine race

There is an end in sight though and three vaccines have now been approved for use in the UK Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca.

The vaccines have been approved by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency who have strict standards on safety, quality and effectiveness.

All three vaccines provide a good level of protection after one dose but a second dose is needed for longer lasting protection.

The race is now on to vaccinate the most vulnerable people in society.

The first people to receive the vaccines are over 80s, over 70s, people who are clinically extremely vulnerable, care home staff and health and social care workers.

But how does the UK’s vaccine rollout compare to other countries?

These graphics will be updated weekly.