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Progression dashboard

The dashboard shows both the rate of triage for coronavirus (COVID-19) using NHS Pathways, and the number of people confirmed by a lab to have coronavirus (a positive test).

The data is shown by region and by local authority area.

What this data shows

This data brings together coronavirus triage data with coronavirus cases to show trends at each Upper Tier Local Authority (UTLA) in England. It has been compiled to present the latest available information to highlight changes by UTLA or region. Data may subsequently be revised if quality issues are identified.

This dashboard includes 

  • the number of people with coronavirus identified through an NHS lab (Pillar 1) or from commercial swab testing (Pillar 2)
  • triage of coronavirus symptoms through NHS Pathways by calls to NHS 111 and 999 and through NHS 111 online. This is the count of triages, not a count of people


Data is updated every day with data from 18 March 2020 to three days before the current calendar date to allow for data to mature. Total figures in the below may differ from those on due to this difference

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1. NHS Pathways 111/999 triages: This data shows the latest information relating to the triage of coronavirus symptoms triaged through NHS Pathways by callers to NHS 111 and 999.  It reports the triages which have received a potential coronavirus (COVID-19) final disposition.

This is a count of number of assessments, not the number of people. This data is based on signs and symptoms reported by members of the public and is not based on the outcomes of tests for coronavirus.

The North West, Yorkshire, East Midlands, East of England, London, and South Western Ambulance Services use another system to triage calls to 999. Therefore, for UTLAs in those areas, data here will not include most 999 calls related to COVID-19. 

Learn more about the public NHS Pathways dashboard and full list of caveats.

This information is presented at UTLA  level and is grouped from the postcode of the caller to the relevant UTLA. 

2. NHS 111 Online triages: This data shows the latest information relating to the triage through NHS 111 online.  It reports the triages and completed online assessments which have received a potential coronavirus final disposition. This is a count of number of assessments, not the number of people. This data is based on signs and symptoms reported by members of the public and is not based on the outcomes of tests for coronavirus. 

111 Online triage counts are allocated to an UTLA based on the postcode area and the CCG of the individual. In some cases there is no direct mapping from a postcode area and CCG to a UTLA. In these cases the count has been allocated to a UTLA based on the proportion of postcodes in the UTLA that overlap with the CCG and postcode area of the individual. 

Data for this release does not always match the NHS Pathways dashboard figures. This is due to two reasons

  • data for this release were extracted retrospectively. Due to changes in the triage system, it is not possible to recreate exactly the information available at the time of the NHS Pathways release
  • regional figures for some UTLAs in this release are created by assigning triages based on the proportion of postcodes form a postcode area and CCG that are in the UTLA. This involves some rounding which effects the daily England figure by a small amount

Where an exact count of 111 online triages is required, we recommend using the NHS Pathways dashboard.

Any triage with missing postcode data will not be included. The total figure may differ from that on the NHS Pathways Dashboard for this reason. 

3. Coronavirus cases: This is a count of people, not tests. Lab-confirmed case counts for England and subnational areas are provided by Public Health England and represented at the Upper Tier Local Authority (UTLA) level.  Testing volumes vary and some areas may test more people than others and this may be a factor in geographical variation in positive cases. Learn more about information on cases

The last 2 calendar days are excluded from this dashboard as many cases are not reported in the data until 2 days after the event.

Cases that are known to be in England but for which there is insufficient information to allocate them to a specific local authority are excluded from this dashboard. This means that when looking at the grand total it is less slightly less than the overall England total on 

4. Population data provided by ONS. Lower Tier Local Authority (LTLA) population figures mapped to UTLA using geoportal reference data.  Population estimates are from mid-2019. 

5. Regions data: data provided by the ONS Open Geography Portal Local Authority District to Region (April 2019) Lookup in England. Data contains Local Authority District (LAD) and ONS Region Codes and names. This is joined on the LTLA to UTLA mapping from the ONS Open Geography Portal's and used to present the data at regional level.

6. All moving averages are based on the preceding 7 days.

Full reports and datasets

These open data sets contributed to the dashboard data. 

NHS Pathways 111/999 triages

Coronavirus cases


Regions data

Last edited: 12 April 2021 6:25 pm