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 992,812 tests reported on 4 March 2021. This shows an increase of 12.2% compared to the previous 7 days.

Between 26 February 2021 and 4 March 2021, there have been 4,775,355 tests.

Cases

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

5,177 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on 7 March 2021.

Between 1 March 2021 and 7 March 2021, 41,968 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows a decrease of 31.3% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations

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

22,213,112 people had been given a first dose by the end of 6 March 2021.

1,122,402 people had been given a second dose by the end of 6 March 2021.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

707 people with coronavirus went into hospital on 3 March 2021.

Between 25 February 2021 and 3 March 2021, 5,699 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows a decrease of 29.6% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 10,898 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 4 March 2021.

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

There were 1,542 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 5 March 2021.

Deaths

There were 0 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 7 March 2021.

Between 1 March 2021 and 7 March 2021, there have been 1,398 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows a decrease of 38.4% compared to the previous 7 days.