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.

Between 12 May 2022 and 18 May 2022, there have been 1,566,809 tests. This shows a decrease of -8.7% compared to the previous 7 days.

Cases

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

Between 13 May 2022 and 19 May 2022, 58,786 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows a decrease of -16.6% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations

Vaccines are currently given in 3 doses.

53,337,395 people had been given a first dose by the end of 11 May 2022.

49,844,562 people had been given a second dose by the end of 11 May 2022.

39,474,656 people had been given a booster or third dose by the end of 11 May 2022.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

Between 9 May 2022 and 15 May 2022, 5,074 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows a decrease of -16.4% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 6,729 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 19 May 2022.

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

There were 191 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 19 May 2022.

Deaths

Between 13 May 2022 and 19 May 2022, there have been 789 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows a decrease of -29.4% compared to the previous 7 days.