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 1,128,774 tests reported on 2 December 2021. This shows an increase of 5.2% compared to the previous 7 days.

Between 26 November 2021 and 2 December 2021, there have been 6,962,130 tests.

Cases

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

50,584 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on 3 December 2021.

Between 27 November 2021 and 3 December 2021, 312,450 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows an increase of 1.0% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations

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

51,046,133 people had been given a first dose by the end of 2 December 2021.

46,462,638 people had been given a second dose by the end of 2 December 2021.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

787 people with coronavirus went into hospital on 29 November 2021.

Between 23 November 2021 and 29 November 2021, 5,339 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows a decrease of -3.8% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 7,373 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 2 December 2021.

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

There were 895 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 2 December 2021.

Deaths

There were 143 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 3 December 2021.

Between 27 November 2021 and 3 December 2021, there have been 831 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows a decrease of -5.2% compared to the previous 7 days.