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UK Covid Update 8 March – 729 deaths and 322,917 cases in last week – see additional data

UPDATED: UK Covid Update 8 March.  Cases, deaths, vaccinations, hospitalisations and testing data for today.

UK Covid Update 8 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 1 March 2022 and 7 March 2022, there have been 4,392,544 tests. This shows a decrease of -2.8% compared to the previous 7 days.

Cases

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

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Between 2 March 2022 and 8 March 2022, 322,917 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows an increase of 39.2% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations

Vaccines are currently given in 3 doses.

52,677,564 people had been given a first dose by the end of 7 March 2022.

49,120,352 people had been given a second dose by the end of 7 March 2022.

38,396,473 people had been given a booster or third dose by the end of 7 March 2022.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

Between 26 February 2022 and 4 March 2022, 8,763 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows an increase of 11.1% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 11,318 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 7 March 2022.

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

There were 268 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 7 March 2022.

Deaths

Between 2 March 2022 and 8 March 2022, there have been 729 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows a decrease of -1.6% compared to the previous 7 days.

UK Covid Update 8 March

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