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UK Covid update 21 August – 104 deaths and 32,058 cases – see hospitals and vaccination data

UK Covid update 21 August. Cases, deaths, vaccinations, hospitalisations and testing data for today.<!–more–>

 

UK Covid update 21 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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32,058 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on 21 August 2021.

Between 15 August 2021 and 21 August 2021, 221,888 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows an increase of 10.4% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations

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

47,573,794 people had been given a first dose by the end of 20 August 2021.

41,496,576 people had been given a second dose by the end of 20 August 2021.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

948 people with coronavirus went into hospital on 17 August 2021.

Between 11 August 2021 and 17 August 2021, 5,869 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows an increase of 6.6% 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 104 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 21 August 2021.

Between 15 August 2021 and 21 August 2021, there have been 699 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows an increase of 14.0% compared to the previous 7 days.

UK Covid update 21 August

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