Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK

Simple summary for United Kingdom

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

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

There were 863,554 tests reported on 29 July 2021. This shows a decrease of -14.3% compared to the previous 7 days.

Between 23 July 2021 and 29 July 2021, there have been 5,840,617 tests.

Cases

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

26,144 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on 31 July 2021.

Between 25 July 2021 and 31 July 2021, 192,251 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows a decrease of -33.0% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations

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

46,811,298 people had been given a first dose by the end of 30 July 2021.

38,126,702 people had been given a second dose by the end of 30 July 2021.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

927 people with coronavirus went into hospital on 26 July 2021.

Between 20 July 2021 and 26 July 2021, 6,341 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows an increase of 18.9% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 5,916 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 29 July 2021.

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

There were 869 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 29 July 2021.

Deaths

There were 71 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 31 July 2021.

Between 25 July 2021 and 31 July 2021, there have been 488 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows an increase of 9.2% compared to the previous 7 days.