Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK

Simple summary for England

This information comes from the UK Government.

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

Testing in England

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

Between 10 August 2022 and 16 August 2022, there have been 941,123 tests. This shows a decrease of -9.1% compared to the previous 7 days.

Cases in England

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

Between 6 August 2022 and 12 August 2022, 40,027 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows a decrease of -21.2% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations in England

Vaccines are given in several doses.

45,206,546 people had been given a first dose by the end of 16 August 2022.

42,560,881 people had been given a second dose by the end of 16 August 2022.

33,465,300 people had been given a booster or third dose by the end of 16 August 2022.

Healthcare in England

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

Between 9 August 2022 and 15 August 2022, 6,005 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows a decrease of -10.3% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 7,486 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 17 August 2022.

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

There were 207 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 17 August 2022.

Deaths in England

Between 6 August 2022 and 12 August 2022, there have been 744 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows a decrease of -20.3% compared to the previous 7 days.