01/05/2020 - UK Covid 19 statistics

Number of cases and deaths

As of 9am on 1 May, there have been 1,023,824 tests, with 122,347 tests on 30 April.

762,279 people have been tested, of whom 177,454 have tested positive.

As of 5pm on 30 April, of those who tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 27,510 have died.

This new figure includes deaths in all settings, not just in hospitals. The equivalent figure under the old measure would have been 23,229.

Tests People tested Positive results Deaths

Daily **122,347 73,,191 6,201 739

Total 1,023,824 762,279* 177,454 27,510

** Approx 39k of tests have been sent out by post - Not completed.

Change on previous day

UK infected Up : 6,201 Previous 6,032

UK Tested Down: 73,191 Previous 81,611

UK Died Down : 739 Previous 765

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

Pillar 1 Pillar 2 Pillar 4

People Tested 560,719 201,560

Tests 721,124 289,929 12,771

Positive 146,255 31,199

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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