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UK Covid Update 3 March – 720 deaths and 243,057 cases in last week – see additional data

UPDATED: UK Covid Update 3 March.  Cases, deaths, vaccinations, hospitalisations and testing data for today.

UK Covid Update 3 March

From the week of 21 February 2022, the UK Health Security Agency stopped publishing dashboard updates at weekends.

The dashboard is updated daily from Monday to Friday. Daily cases and deaths by report date published on Mondays include figures from the preceding weekend. These will not be separated out to show daily figures for Saturday and Sunday. Cases by specimen date and deaths by date of death are separated out for each day.

Tests

Between 24 February 2022 and 2 March 2022, there have been 4,322,449 tests. This shows a decrease of -16.9% compared to the previous 7 days.

Cases

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

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Between 25 February 2022 and 3 March 2022, 243,057 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows a decrease of -12.2% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations

Vaccines are currently given in 3 doses.

52,647,706 people had been given a first dose by the end of 2 March 2022.

49,043,938 people had been given a second dose by the end of 2 March 2022.

38,281,644 people had been given a booster or third dose by the end of 2 March 2022.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

Between 21 February 2022 and 27 February 2022, 7,779 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows a decrease of -5.9% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 10,649 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 2 March 2022.

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

There were 279 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 2 March 2022.

Deaths

Between 25 February 2022 and 3 March 2022, there have been 720 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows a decrease of -18.5% compared to the previous 7 days.

UK Covid Update 3 March

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