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.

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