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UK Covid update 18 May – 7 deaths and 2,412 cases – see hospitals and vaccination data

Today's coronavirus situation.

UK Covid update 18 May. Cases, deaths, vaccinations, hospitalisations and testing data for today.

UK Covid update 18 May

There were 967,126 tests reported on 17 May 2021. This shows a decrease of -8.3% compared to the previous 7 days.

Between 11 May 2021 and 17 May 2021, there have been 6,067,305 tests.

Cases

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

2,412 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on .

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Between 12 May 2021 and 18 May 2021, 15,478 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows a decrease of -2.6% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations

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

36,811,405 people had been given a first dose by the end of 17 May 2021.

20,546,452 people had been given a second dose by the end of 17 May 2021.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

116 people with coronavirus went into hospital on 12 May 2021.

Between 6 May 2021 and 12 May 2021, 752 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows a decrease of -2.1% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 932 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 16 May 2021.

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

There were 125 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 17 May 2021.

Deaths

There were 7 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 18 May 2021.

Between 12 May 2021 and 18 May 2021, there have been 62 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows a decrease of -27.9% compared to the previous 7 days.

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UK Covid update 18 May

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