07/05/2020 - UK Covid 19 statistics
Number of cases and deaths
As of 9am on 7 May, there have been 1,534,533 tests. There were 86,583 tests on 6 May.
1,139,626 people have been tested and 206,715 tested positive.
As of 5pm on 6 May, of those who tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 30,615 have died. This new figure includes deaths in all settings, not just in hospitals.
The equivalent figure under the old measure would have been 25,646.
Tests People tested Positive results Deaths in all settings
Daily 86,583 65,092 5,614 539
Total 1,534,533 1,139,626 206,715 25,656
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 703,825 435,801
Tests 907,921 597,237 29,375
Positive 160,083 46,632
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.