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UK Covid Update 17 March – 740 deaths – cases up 44% on previous seven days

UPDATED: UK Covid Update 17 March.  Cases, deaths, vaccinations, hospitalisations and testing data for today.

UK Covid Update 17 March

 

Tests

Between 10 March 2022 and 16 March 2022, there have been 4,930,922 tests. This shows an increase of 9.8% compared to the previous 7 days.

Cases

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

Between 11 March 2022 and 17 March 2022, 534,747 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows an increase of 43.9% compared to the previous 7 days.

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Vaccinations

Vaccines are currently given in 3 doses.

52,721,459 people had been given a first dose by the end of 16 March 2022.

49,254,795 people had been given a second dose by the end of 16 March 2022.

38,576,876 people had been given a booster or third dose by the end of 16 March 2022.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

Between 7 March 2022 and 13 March 2022, 11,580 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows an increase of 21.9% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 14,078 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 15 March 2022.

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

There were 281 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 15 March 2022.

Deaths

Between 11 March 2022 and 17 March 2022, there have been 740 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows an increase of 1.9% compared to the previous 7 days.

UK Covid Update 17 March

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