05/05/2020 - UK Covid 19 statistics

Number of cases and deaths

As of 9am on 5 May, there have been 1,383,842 tests, with 84,806 tests on 4 May.

1,015,138 people have been tested, of whom 194,990 tested positive.

As of 5pm on 4 May, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 29,427 have died. This new figure includes deaths in all settings, not just in hospitals.

The equivalent figure under the old measure would have been 24,735.

Tests People tested Positive results Deaths in all settings

Daily 84,806 69,839 4,406 693

Total 1,383,842 1,015,138 194,990 29,427

Change on previous day

UK infected Up 4,406 : Previous 3,985

UK Tested Down: 69,839 Previous 82,956

UK Died Down : 282 Previous 288

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

Pillar 1 Pillar 2 Pillar 4

People Tested 655,790 359,348

Tests 842,903 513,153 27,786

Positive 155,567 39,423

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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