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09/05/2020 - UK Covid 19 statistics

Number of cases and deaths

As of 9am 9 May, there have been 1,728,443 tests, with 96,878 tests on 8 May.

1,270,408 people have been tested, of which 215,260 tested positive.

As of 5pm on 8 May, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 31,587 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 26,339.

Tests People tested Positive results Deaths in all settings

Daily 96,878 63,339 3,896 346

Total 1,728,443 1,270,408 215,260 31,587

Change on previous day

UK infected Down : 3,896 Previous 4,649

UK Tested Down: 63,339 Previous 67,413

UK Died hospitals Down 270 : Previous 498

UK Died all settings down 346 Previous 626

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

Pillar 1 Pillar 2 Pillar 4

People Tested 749,110 521,298

Tests 974,004 718,803 35,636

Positive 163,871 51,389

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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