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UK Covid Update 21 March – Cases, hospitalisations and deaths

UPDATED: UK Covid Update 21 March.  Cases, deaths, vaccinations, hospitalisations and testing data for today.

UK Covid Update 21 March

 

Tests

Between 14 March 2022 and 20 March 2022, there have been 5,136,855 tests. This shows an increase of 9.3%compared to the previous 7 days.

Cases

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

Between 15 March 2022 and 21 March 2022, 607,737people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows an increase of 36.8% compared to the previous 7 days.

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Vaccinations

Vaccines are currently given in 3 doses.

52,747,246 people had been given a first dose by the end of 20 March 2022.

49,312,977 people had been given a second dose by the end of 20 March 2022.

38,648,211 people had been given a booster or third dose by the end of 20 March 2022.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

Between 9 March 2022 and 15 March 2022, 12,507 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows an increase of 25.1% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 14,948 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 18 March 2022.

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

There were 287 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 18 March 2022.

Deaths

Between 15 March 2022 and 21 March 2022, there have been 786 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows an increase of 8.3% compared to the previous 7 days.

UK Covid Update 21 March

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