04/05/2020 UK Covid 19 statistics

Number of cases and deaths

As of 9am on 4 May, there have been 1,291,591 tests, with 85,186 tests on 3 May.

945,299 people have been tested, of whom 190,584 tested positive.

As of 5pm on 3 May, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 28,734 have died. This new figure includes deaths in all settings, not just in hospitals.

The equivalent figure under the old measure would have been 24,332.

Tests People tested Positive results Deaths in all settings

Daily 85,186 62,956 3,985 288

Total 1,291,591 945,299 190,584 28,734

Change on previous day

UK infected Down : 3,985 Previous 4,339

UK Tested Up: 62,956 Previous 56,397

UK Died Down : 288 Previous 315

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

Pillar 1 Pillar 2 Pillar 4

People Tested 630,849 314,450

Tests 814,140 461,972 15,479

Positive 153,364 37,220

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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