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UPDATED: UK Covid 28 December – 18* deaths and 129,471* cases – see additional data

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

Incomplete data for deaths due to holidays

No data have been reported for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Additional details

28 December 2021

England

  • Daily: 15
  • Cumulative: 128,686

Scotland

  • Daily: 0
  • Cumulative: 9,822

Wales

  • Daily: 6,551
  • Cumulative: 3

Northern Ireland

  • Daily: 2,962
  • Cumulative: 0

UK

  • Daily: 18
  • Cumulative: 128,686

Incomplete data for cases due to the holidays

During the holidays, consistency of cases data for different areas vary for both publish and specimen date metrics:

  • Figures for Wales represent the sum of figures that would have been reported on 25 and 26 December 2021.
  • Provisional figures for Scotland are not included in the data. They will be added to the time series once confirmed.
  • No figures have been reported for Northern Ireland.

See the breakdown of cases by publish date for 28 December 2021 in the details section.

Additional details

28 December 2021

England

  • Daily: 117,093
  • Cumulative: 10,545,584

Scotland

  • Daily: 0
  • Cumulative: 831,158

Wales

  • Daily: 12,378
  • Cumulative: 594,753

Northern Ireland

  • Daily: 0
  • Cumulative: 367,181

UK

  • Daily: 129,471
  • Cumulative: 12,338,676

28 December 2021

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

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There were 1,582,378 tests reported on 23 December 2021. This shows an increase of 14.3%compared to the previous 7 days.

Between 17 December 2021 and 23 December 2021, there have been 10,665,352 tests.

Cases

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

98,515 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on 27 December 2021.

Between 21 December 2021 and 27 December 2021, 763,295 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows an increase of 30.5% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations

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

51,663,078 people had been given a first dose by the end of 26 December 2021.

47,270,663 people had been given a second dose by the end of 26 December 2021.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

1,171 people with coronavirus went into hospital on 20 December 2021.

Between 14 December 2021 and 20 December 2021, 6,581 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows an increase of 8.2% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 8,240 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 22 December 2021.

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

There were 842 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 22 December 2021.

Deaths

 

There were 143 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 27 December 2021.

Between 21 December 2021 and 27 December 2021, there have been 742 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows a decrease of -5.6% compared to the previous 7 days.

UK Covid 28 December

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