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.