12 January: UK Coronavirus update.
There were 536,947 tests reported on 11 January 2021.
Between 20 April and 11 January 2021, there have been 58,297,536 tests.
A confirmed case is where a person has had a positive test result for Coronavirus.
There were 45,533 new people with a confirmed positive test result reported on 11 January 2021.
Between 31 January and 11 January 2021, there have been 3,164,051 people who have had a confirmed positive test result.
Some people with Coronavirus have to go into hospital.
4,240 people with Coronavirus had to go into hospital on 7 January 2021.
Between 23 March and 7 January 2021, there have been 314,198 people who have had to go into hospital with Coronavirus.
There were 35,075 people in hospital with Coronavirus on 10 January 2021.
Some people who go to the hospital need to use a special device called a Mechanical Ventilator to help them breathe.
There were 3,363 Coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 11 January 2021.
There were 1,243 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for Coronavirus reported on 12 January 2021.
Between 2 March and 12 January 2021, there have been 83,203 deaths within 28 days of a positive Coronavirus test.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON THE WAY DEATHS ARE REPORTED
Total number of people who had a positive test result for COVID-19 and died within 28 days of the first positive test, reported on or up to the date of death or reporting date (depending on availability).
People who died more than 28 days after their first positive test are not included, whether or not COVID-19 was the cause of death.
Death data can be presented by when death occurred (date of death) or when the death was reported (date reported) and the availability of each of these time series varies by area:
- Deaths by date of death – each death is assigned to the date that the person died irrespective of how long it took for the death to be reported. Previously reported data are therefore continually updated
- Deaths by date reported – each death is assigned to the date when it was first included in the published totals. The specific 24 hour periods reported against each date vary by nation and are defined below
Deaths are allocated to the deceased’s usual area of residence.