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 1,162,840 tests reported on 14 April 2021. This shows an increase of 17.3% compared to the previous 7 days.

Between 8 April 2021 and 14 April 2021, there have been 6,024,424 tests.

Cases

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

2,672 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on .

Between 9 April 2021 and 15 April 2021, 18,672 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows a decrease of -6.9% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations

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

32,444,439 people had been given a first dose by the end of 14 April 2021.

8,513,864 people had been given a second dose by the end of 14 April 2021.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

201 people with coronavirus went into hospital on 11 April 2021.

Between 5 April 2021 and 11 April 2021, 1,479 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows a decrease of -11.2% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 2,393 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 13 April 2021.

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

There were 351 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 14 April 2021.

Deaths

There were 30 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 15 April 2021.

Between 9 April 2021 and 15 April 2021, there have been 211 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows a decrease of -2.3% compared to the previous 7 days.