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UK Covid Update 18 March – Cases, hospitalisations and deaths – cases up 38% on previous seven days

UPDATED: UK Covid Update 18 March.  Cases, deaths, vaccinations, hospitalisations and testing data for today.

UK Covid Update 18 March

 

Tests

Between 11 March 2022 and 17 March 2022, there have been 4,997,040 tests. This shows an increase of 9.7% compared to the previous 7 days.

Cases

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

Between 12 March 2022 and 18 March 2022, 552,198 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows an increase of 38.1% compared to the previous 7 days.

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Vaccinations

Vaccines are currently given in 3 doses.

52,725,660 people had been given a first dose by the end of 17 March 2022.

49,269,524 people had been given a second dose by the end of 17 March 2022.

38,596,693 people had been given a booster or third dose by the end of 17 March 2022.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

Between 8 March 2022 and 14 March 2022, 12,029 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows an increase of 24.8% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 14,671 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 17 March 2022.

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

There were 292 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 17 March 2022.

Deaths

Between 12 March 2022 and 18 March 2022, there have been 752 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows an increase of 3.0% compared to the previous 7 days.

UK Covid Update 18 March

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