Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK

Simple summary for Dorset

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 Dorset

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

Between 13 May 2022 and 19 May 2022, there have been 13,312 tests. This shows a decrease of -9.1% compared to the previous 7 days.

Cases in Dorset

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

Between 14 May 2022 and 20 May 2022, 310 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows a decrease of -28.4% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations in Dorset

Vaccines are currently given in 3 doses.

321,119 people had been given a first dose by the end of 19 May 2022.

309,745 people had been given a second dose by the end of 19 May 2022.

269,235 people had been given a booster or third dose by the end of 19 May 2022.

Healthcare in South West

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

Between 12 May 2022 and 18 May 2022, 446 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows a decrease of -8.2% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 335 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022.

Deaths in Dorset

Between 14 May 2022 and 20 May 2022, there have been 4 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows no change compared to the previous 7 days.