06/05/2020 - UK Covid 19 statistics

Number of cases and deaths

As of 9am 6 May, there have been 1,448,010 tests. There were 69,463 tests on 5 May.

1,072,144 people have been tested and 201,101 tested positive.

As of 5pm on 5 May, of those who tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 30,076 have died. This new figure includes deaths in all settings, not just in hospitals.

The equivalent figure under the old measure would have been 25,148.

Tests People tested Positive results Deaths in all settings

Daily 69,463 57,006 6,611 649

Total 1,448,010 1,072,144 201,101 30,076

Change on previous day

UK infected Up 6,111 : Previous 4,406

UK Tested Down: 57,006 Previous 69,839

UK Died Down : 413 Previous 282

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

Pillar 1 Pillar 2 Pillar 4

People Tested 679,343 392,801

Tests 875,253 547,355 25,402

Positive 157,598 43,503

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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