03/05/2020 - UK Covid 19 statistics

Number of cases and deaths

As of 9am on 3 May, there have been 1,206,405 tests, with 76,496 tests on 2 May.

882,343 people have been tested of which 186,599 tested positive.

As of 5pm on 2 May, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 28,446 have sadly died. This new figure includes deaths in all settings not just in hospitals.

The equivalent figure under the old measure would have been 24,097.

Tests People tested Positive results Deaths in all settings

Daily 76,496 56,397 4,339 315

Total 1,206,405 882,343 186,599 28,446

Change on previous day

UK infected Down : 4,339 Previous 6,201

UK Tested Down: 56,397 Previous 73,191

UK Died Down : 315 Previous 739

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

Pillar 1 Pillar 2 Pillar 4

People Tested 610,229 272,114

Tests 788,273 403,267 14,865

Positive 151,446 35,153

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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