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 931,579 tests reported on 8 April 2021. This shows a decrease of -23.9% compared to the previous 7 days.

Between 2 April 2021 and 8 April 2021, there have been 5,113,776 tests.

Cases

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

2,589 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on .

Between 4 April 2021 and 10 April 2021, 18,970 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows a decrease of -32.0% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations

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

32,010,244 people had been given a first dose by the end of 9 April 2021.

6,991,310 people had been given a second dose by the end of 9 April 2021.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

221 people with coronavirus went into hospital on 6 April 2021.

Between 31 March 2021 and 6 April 2021, 1,606 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows a decrease of -21.0% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 2,862 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 8 April 2021.

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

There were 406 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 9 April 2021.

Deaths

There were 40 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 10 April 2021.

Between 4 April 2021 and 10 April 2021, there have been 254 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows no change compared to the previous 7 days.