We source the data we publish from a publicly available platform in the interests of being open and transparent.

The data source (link to external website) currently publishes the updates in the late afternoon.

Data shown are cases by specimen date and because these are incomplete for the most recent dates, the period represented is the 7 days ending 5 days before the date when the website was last updated.

We refer to this data as the "last 7 days of complete data".