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UK Covid update 19 May – 3 deaths and 2,696 cases – see hospitals and vaccination data

Today's coronavirus situation.

UK Covid update 19 May. Cases, deaths, vaccinations, hospitalisations and testing data for today.

UK Covid update 19 May

There were 732,012 tests reported on 18 May 2021. This shows a decrease of -5.9% compared to the previous 7 days.

Between 12 May 2021 and 18 May 2021, there have been 6,088,213 tests.

Cases

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

2,696 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on .

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Between 13 May 2021 and 19 May 2021, 15,890 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows a decrease of -0.9% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations

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

36,985,505 people had been given a first dose by the end of 18 May 2021.

20,870,453 people had been given a second dose by the end of 18 May 2021.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

89 people with coronavirus went into hospital on 15 May 2021.

Between 9 May 2021 and 15 May 2021, 709 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows a decrease of -10.0% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 939 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 17 May 2021.

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

There were 124 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 18 May 2021.

Deaths

There were 3 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 19 May 2021.

Between 13 May 2021 and 19 May 2021, there have been 54 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows a decrease of -22.9% compared to the previous 7 days.

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UK Covid update 19 May

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