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18/04/2020 - UK Covid 19 statistics

Number of cases and deaths

As of 9am 18 April, 460,437 tests have concluded, with 21,389 tests on 17 April.

357,023 people have been tested of which 114,217 tested positive.

As of 5pm on 17 April, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 15,464 have sadly died.

Tests People tested Positive results Deaths

Daily 21,389 15,472 5,526 888

Total 460,437 357,023 114,217 15,464

Change on previous day

UK infected Down : 5,525 Previous 5,599

UK Tested Up: 15,472 Previous 14,576

UK Died Up : 888 Previous 847

Incorporating figures on swab testing for critical key workers

From 10 April, figures for positive tests include positive case results from swab testing for key workers and their households (pillar 2). Data on positive case results from swab testing for key workers and their households between 25 March and 9 April is available below.

Date Positive results

Wed 25 March 0

Thurs 26 March 0

Fri 27 March 5

Sat 28 March 10

Sun 29 March 69

Mon 30 March 46

Tues 31 March 241

Wed 1 April 243

Thurs 2 April 278

Fri 3 April 222

Sat 4 April 265

Sun 5 April 296

Mon 6 April 341

Tues 7 April 254

Wed 8 April 374

Thurs 9 April 331

Breakdown of total people tested by 3 of the testing strategy ‘pillars’

Pillar People tested Positive results

Pillar 1 326,389 104,264

Pillar 2 30,654 9,953

Pillar 4 3,910 0

Pillar 1: swab testing in PHE labs and NHS hospitals for those with a medical need and the most critical workers and their families

Pillar 2: swab testing for key workers and their households

Pillar 4: a national surveillance programme for population blood testing, using a high accuracy antibody test operated by Public Health England to find out what proportion of the population have had the virus.

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