Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK

Simple summary for Birmingham

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 in England

Testing is where we do a test to see who has coronavirus. Some people are tested more than once.

There were 958,915 tests reported on 23 September 2021. This shows a decrease of -5.1% compared to the previous 7 days.

Between 17 September 2021 and 23 September 2021, there have been 5,930,704 tests.

Cases in Birmingham

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

535 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on 24 September 2021.

Between 18 September 2021 and 24 September 2021, 2,941 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows an increase of 5.8% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations in Birmingham

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

672,450 people had been given a first dose by the end of 23 September 2021.

593,953 people had been given a second dose by the end of 23 September 2021.

Healthcare in Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

8 people with coronavirus went into hospital on 19 September 2021.

Between 13 September 2021 and 19 September 2021, 70 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows no change compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 67 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 21 September 2021.

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

There were 8 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 21 September 2021.

Deaths in Birmingham

There were 2 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 24 September 2021.

Between 18 September 2021 and 24 September 2021, there have been 21 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows a decrease of -19.2% compared to the previous 7 days.