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UK Covid update 20 August – 114 deaths and 37,314 cases – see hospitals and vaccination data

UK Covid update 20 August. Cases, deaths, vaccinations, hospitalisations and testing data for today.<!–more–>

 

UK Covid update 20 August.

There were 822,777 tests reported on 19 August 2021. This shows a decrease of -1.1% compared to the previous 7 days.

Between 13 August 2021 and 19 August 2021, there have been 5,213,493 tests.

Cases

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

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37,314 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on 20 August 2021.

Between 14 August 2021 and 20 August 2021, 219,350 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows an increase of 9.6% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations

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

47,516,505 people had been given a first dose by the end of 19 August 2021.

41,332,128 people had been given a second dose by the end of 19 August 2021.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

858 people with coronavirus went into hospital on 16 August 2021.

Between 10 August 2021 and 16 August 2021, 5,809 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows an increase of 8.1% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 6,441 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 19 August 2021.

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

There were 928 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 19 August 2021.

Deaths

There were 114 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 20 August 2021.

Between 14 August 2021 and 20 August 2021, there have been 688 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows an increase of 10.4% compared to the previous 7 days.

UK Covid update 20 August

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