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 2 August 2023 and 8 August 2023, there have been 32,151 tests. This shows an increase of 1.7% compared to the previous 7 days.

Cases in England

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

Between 10 September 2023 and 16 September 2023, 10,195 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows a decrease of 13.8% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations in England

3,855,085 people had been given a spring booster by the end of 17 September 2023.

Healthcare in England

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

Between 9 September 2023 and 15 September 2023, 2,767 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows a decrease of 16.1% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 3,041 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 15 September 2023.

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

There were coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on .

Deaths in England

Between 19 August 2023 and 25 August 2023, there have been 168 deaths with COVID-19 on the death certificate. This shows an increase of 20.9% compared to the previous 7 days.