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UPDATED: UK Covid 29 January – 296 deaths and 72,727 cases – see additional data

UPDATED: UK Covid 29 January.  Cases, deaths, vaccinations, hospitalisations and testing data for today.

UPDATED: UK Covid 29 January

There were 1,285,156 tests reported on 27 January 2022. This shows a decrease of -3.9%compared to the previous 7 days.

Between 21 January 2022 and 27 January 2022, there have been 8,833,049 tests.

Cases

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

72,727 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on 29 January 2022.

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Between 23 January 2022 and 29 January 2022, 622,156 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows a decrease of -3.6% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations

Vaccines are currently given in 3 doses.

52,313,949 people had been given a first dose by the end of 28 January 2022.

48,347,597 people had been given a second dose by the end of 28 January 2022.

37,211,022 people had been given a booster or third dose by the end of 28 January 2022.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

1,732 people with coronavirus went into hospital on 24 January 2022.

Between 18 January 2022 and 24 January 2022, 12,223 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows a decrease of -14.4% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 16,149 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 27 January 2022.

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

There were 549 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 27 January 2022.

Deaths

There were 296 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 29 January 2022.

Between 23 January 2022 and 29 January 2022, there have been 1,827 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows a decrease of -3.2% compared to the previous 7 days.

• READ MORE: ‘To say only 17,000 people have died from COVID-19 is highly misleading’ says ONS

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UPDATED: UK Covid 29 January

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