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UK Covid update 17 August – 170 deaths and 26,852 cases – see hospitals and vaccination data

UK Covid update 17 August. Cases, deaths, vaccinations, hospitalisations and testing data for today.<!–more–>

 

UK Covid update 17 August.

There were 699,466 tests reported on 16 August 2021. This shows a decrease of 0.0% compared to the previous 7 days.

Between 10 August 2021 and 16 August 2021, there have been 5,259,035 tests.

Cases

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

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26,852 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on 17 August 2021.

Between 11 August 2021 and 17 August 2021, 206,946 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows an increase of 5.6% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations

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

47,369,418 people had been given a first dose by the end of 16 August 2021.

40,841,971 people had been given a second dose by the end of 16 August 2021.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

773 people with coronavirus went into hospital on 13 August 2021.

Between 7 August 2021 and 13 August 2021, 5,549 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows an increase of 3.9% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 6,303 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 16 August 2021.

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

There were 918 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 16 August 2021.

Deaths

There were 170 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 17 August 2021.

Between 11 August 2021 and 17 August 2021, there have been 648 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows an increase of 4.2% compared to the previous 7 days.

UK Covid update 17 August

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