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UK Covid update 28 May – 10 deaths and 4,182 cases – see hospitals and vaccination data

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UK Covid update 28 May. Cases, deaths, vaccinations, hospitalisations and testing data for today.

UK Covid update 28 May

Testing

Testing is where we do a test to see who has coronavirus. Some people are tested more than once.

There were 959,007 tests reported on 27 May 2021. This shows an increase of 1.3% compared to the previous 7 days.

Between 21 May 2021 and 27 May 2021, there have been 6,160,114 tests.

Cases

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

4,182 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on 28 May 2021.

Between 22 May 2021 and 28 May 2021, 20,765 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows an increase of 24.0% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations

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

38,871,200 people had been given a first dose by the end of 27 May 2021.

24,478,052 people had been given a second dose by the end of 27 May 2021.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

134 people with coronavirus went into hospital on 24 May 2021.

Between 18 May 2021 and 24 May 2021, 860 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows an increase of 25.2% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 889 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 26 May 2021.

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

There were 120 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 27 May 2021.

Deaths

There were 10 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 28 May 2021.

Between 22 May 2021 and 28 May 2021, there have been 58 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows an increase of 38.1% compared to the previous 7 days.

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UK Covid update 28 May