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UK Covid update 29 August – 61 deaths and 33,196 cases – see hospitals and vaccination data

The latest data for the United Kingdom.

UK Covid update 29 August. Cases, deaths, vaccinations, hospitalisations and testing data for today.<!–more–>

 

UK Covid update 29 August.

There were 948,488 tests reported on 26 August 2021. This shows an increase of 4.6%compared to the previous 7 days.

Between 20 August 2021 and 26 August 2021, there have been 5,453,294 tests.

Cases

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

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33,196 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on 29 August 2021.

Between 23 August 2021 and 29 August 2021, 240,528 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows an increase of 5.8% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations

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

48,001,316 people had been given a first dose by the end of 28 August 2021.

42,639,781 people had been given a second dose by the end of 28 August 2021.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

969 people with coronavirus went into hospital on 24 August 2021.

Between 18 August 2021 and 24 August 2021, 6,294 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows an increase of 6.7% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 6,942 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 26 August 2021.

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

There were 982 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 26 August 2021.

Deaths

There were 61 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 29 August 2021.

Between 23 August 2021 and 29 August 2021, there have been 797 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows an increase of 16.0% compared to the previous 7 days.

UK Covid update 29 August

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