Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK

Easy read summary for United Kingdom

This information comes from the UK Government.

This easy read document explains the key statistics presented on the UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard. It was last updated on .

Testing

Testing is where we do a test to see who has coronavirus. Some people are tested more than once.

There were 982,881 tests reported on 13 May 2021. This shows an increase of 2.5% compared to the previous 7 days.

Between 7 May 2021 and 13 May 2021, there have been 6,356,212 tests.

Cases

A confirmed case is someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.

2,027 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on .

Between 9 May 2021 and 15 May 2021, 15,762 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows an increase of 8.3% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations

Vaccines are currently given in 2 doses, at least 21 days apart.

36,320,867 people had been given a first dose by the end of 14 May 2021.

19,698,121 people had been given a second dose by the end of 14 May 2021.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

103 people with coronavirus went into hospital on 11 May 2021.

Between 5 May 2021 and 11 May 2021, 751 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows a decrease of -1.2% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 991 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 13 May 2021.

Some people in the hospital need to use a special device called a mechanical ventilator to help them breathe.

There were 129 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 13 May 2021.

Deaths

There were 7 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 15 May 2021.

Between 9 May 2021 and 15 May 2021, there have been 72 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows a decrease of -8.9% compared to the previous 7 days.