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UK Covid 17 December – 111 deaths and 93,045 cases – 875 hospital admissions

UK Covid 17 December.  Cases, deaths, vaccinations, hospitalisations and testing data for today.

UKHSA note: Reported UK figures for vaccinations will not include an update for England in today’s release. We are aiming to add figures for England later today. The current estimate is 7pm.

UK Covid 17 December

There were 1,598,910 tests reported on 16 December 2021. This shows an increase of 19.0%compared to the previous 7 days.

Between 10 December 2021 and 16 December 2021, there have been 9,330,590 tests.

Cases

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

93,045 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on 17 December 2021.

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Between 11 December 2021 and 17 December 2021, 477,229 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows an increase of 38.6% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations

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

51,364,110 people had been given a first dose by the end of 16 December 2021.

46,886,162 people had been given a second dose by the end of 16 December 2021.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

900 people with coronavirus went into hospital on 13 December 2021.

Between 7 December 2021 and 13 December 2021, 6,056 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows an increase of 8.1% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 7,611 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 16 December 2021.

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

There were 875 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 16 December 2021.

Deaths

There were 111 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 17 December 2021.

Between 11 December 2021 and 17 December 2021, there have been 794 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows a decrease of -4.5% compared to the previous 7 days.

UK Covid 17 December

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