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UK Covid update 1 August – 65 deaths and 24,470 cases – see hospitals and vaccination data

UK Covid update 1 August. Cases, deaths, vaccinations, hospitalisations and testing data for today.<!–more–>

UK Covid update 1 August

There were 863,554 tests reported on 29 July 2021. This shows a decrease of -14.3% compared to the previous 7 days.

Between 23 July 2021 and 29 July 2021, there have been 5,840,617 tests.

Cases

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

24,470 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on 1 August 2021.

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Between 26 July 2021 and 1 August 2021, 187,548 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows a decrease of -30.0% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations

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

46,851,145 people had been given a first dose by the end of 31 July 2021.

38,345,841 people had been given a second dose by the end of 31 July 2021.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

911 people with coronavirus went into hospital on 27 July 2021.

Between 21 July 2021 and 27 July 2021, 6,327 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows an increase of 14.8% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 5,916 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 29 July 2021.

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

There were 869 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 29 July 2021.

Deaths

There were 65 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 1 August 2021.

Between 26 July 2021 and 1 August 2021, there have been 525 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows an increase of 16.7% compared to the previous 7 days.

UK Covid update 1 August

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