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UPDATED: UK Covid 31 December – 203 deaths and 189,846 cases – see additional data

UPDATED: UK Covid 31 December.  Cases, deaths, vaccinations, hospitalisations and testing data for today.

Deaths by publish date for England include backlog*

Today’s death figures include a backlog of hospital deaths reported overnight by NHS England covering the period 24th⁠–⁠29th December.

UPDATED: UK Covid 31 December

There were 1,507,040 tests reported on 30 December 2021. This shows a decrease of -8.0%compared to the previous 7 days.

Between 24 December 2021 and 30 December 2021, there have been 9,850,680 tests.

Cases

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

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189,846 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on 31 December 2021.

Between 25 December 2021 and 31 December 2021, 1,051,807 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows an increase of 48.7% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations

Vaccines are currently given in 3 doses.

51,771,384 people had been given a first dose by the end of 30 December 2021.

47,412,181 people had been given a second dose by the end of 30 December 2021.

33,924,738 people had been given a booster or third dose by the end of 30 December 2021.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

1,915 people with coronavirus went into hospital on 27 December 2021.

Between 21 December 2021 and 27 December 2021, 9,937 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows an increase of 49.9% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 11,918 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 29 December 2021.

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

There were 868 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 29 December 2021.

Deaths

There were 203 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 31 December 2021.

Between 25 December 2021 and 31 December 2021, there have been 767 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows a decrease of -5.3% compared to the previous 7 days.

UPDATED: UK Covid 31 December

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