5 March UK Covid update: UK Covid update. Cases, deaths, vaccinations, hospitalisations and testing data for today.
5 March UK Covid update
There were 992,812 tests reported on 4 March 2021. This shows an increase of 12.2% compared to the previous 7 days.
Between 26 February 2021 and 4 March 2021, there have been 4,775,355 tests.
A confirmed case is someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
5,947 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on 5 March 2021.
Between 27 February 2021 and 5 March 2021, 44,220 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows a decrease of 34.8% compared to the previous 7 days.
Vaccines are currently given in 2 doses, at least 21 days apart.
21,358,815 people had been given a first dose by the end of 4 March 2021.
1,034,068 people had been given a second dose by the end of 4 March 2021.
Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.
811 people with coronavirus went into hospital on 1 March 2021.
Between 23 February 2021 and 1 March 2021, 6,303 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows a decrease of 28.8% compared to the previous 7 days.
There were 11,492 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 3 March 2021.
Some people in the hospital need to use a special device called a mechanical ventilator to help them breathe.
There were 1,590 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 4 March 2021.
There were 236 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 5 March 2021.
Between 27 February 2021 and 5 March 2021, there have been 1,674 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows a decrease of 32.9% compared to the previous 7 days.
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.