08/05/2020 UK Covid 19 statistics

Number of cases and deaths

As of 9 am 8 May, there have been 1,631,561 tests. There were 97,029 tests on 7 May.

1,207,069 people have been tested and 211,364 tested positive.

As of 5pm on 7 May, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 31,241 have sadly died. This new figure includes deaths in all settings, not just in hospitals.

The equivalent figure under the old measure would have been 26,069.

Tests People tested Positive results Deaths in all settings

Daily 97,029 67,443 4,649 626

Total 1,631m561 1,207,069 211,364 31,241

Change on previous day

UK infected Up : 4,649 Previous 5,614

UK Tested Down: 67,413 Previous 67,482

UK Died hospitals Down : 498 Previous 423

UK Died all settings down 626 Previous 539

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

Pillar 1 Pillar 2 Pillar 4

People Tested 728,115 478,954

Tests 941,508 656,407 33,646

Positive 162,192 49,172

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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