Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK

Simple summary for England

This information comes from the UK Government.

This document explains the key statistics presented on the UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard. It was last updated on .

Testing in England

Testing is where we do a test to see who has coronavirus. Some people are tested more than once.

Between 24 May 2023 and 30 May 2023, there have been 51,030 tests. This shows a decrease of 18.6% compared to the previous 7 days.

Cases in England

A confirmed case is someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.

Between 14 May 2023 and 20 May 2023, 6,654 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows a decrease of 17.4% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations in England

3,232,651 people had been given a spring booster by the end of 31 May 2023.

Healthcare in England

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

Between 16 May 2023 and 22 May 2023, 2,268 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows a decrease of 13.5% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 3,116 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 24 May 2023.

Some people in the hospital need to use a special device called a mechanical ventilator to help them breathe.

There were 81 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 24 May 2023.

Deaths in England

Between 29 April 2023 and 5 May 2023, there have been 269 deaths with COVID-19 on the death certificate. This shows a decrease of 10.0% compared to the previous 7 days.