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Thursday, 15 April 2021

14 January delayed data: UK Covid update – 1,248 deaths, 48,682 cases also see testing and hospital data

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14 January: UK Coronavirus update – data was delayed, this update refers to 14 January report published on 15 January. Another update may be published this afternoon for 15 January figures. 

 

There were 628,556 tests reported on 13 January 2021.

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Between 20 April and 13 January 2021, there have been 59,538,320 tests.

 

 Confirmed cases

A confirmed case is where a person has had a positive test result for Coronavirus.

There were 48,682 new people with a confirmed positive test result reported on 14 January 2021.

Between 31 January and 14 January 2021, there have been 3,260,258 people who have had a confirmed positive test result.

 

 

 Healthcare

Some people with Coronavirus have to go into hospital.

4,256 people with Coronavirus had to go into hospital on 7 January 2021.

Between 23 March and 7 January 2021, there have been 314,435 people who have had to go into hospital with Coronavirus.

There were 36,797 people in hospital with Coronavirus on 12 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 3,626 Coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 13 January 2021.

 

 Deaths

Sadly, many people have died.

There were 1,248 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for Coronavirus reported on 14 January 2021.

Between 2 March and 13 January 2021, there have been 86,009 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.