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UK Covid update 23 August – 40 deaths and 31,914 cases – see hospitals and vaccination data

UK Covid update 23 August . Cases, deaths, vaccinations, hospitalisations and testing data for today.<!–more–>

 

UK Covid update 23 August .

There were 679,665 tests reported on 22 August 2021. This shows a decrease of -2.6%compared to the previous 7 days.

Between 16 August 2021 and 22 August 2021, there have been 5,149,196 tests.

Cases

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

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31,914 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on 23 August 2021.

Between 17 August 2021 and 23 August 2021, 230,867 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows an increase of 13.4% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations

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

47,690,741 people had been given a first dose by the end of 22 August 2021.

41,810,753 people had been given a second dose by the end of 22 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 40 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 23 August 2021.

Between 17 August 2021 and 23 August 2021, there have been 701 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows an increase of 12.3% compared to the previous 7 days.

UK Covid update 23 August

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