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Hospital admissions with coronavirus (COVID-19)


Hospital admissions of COVID-19-confirmed patients in England increased by 29% to 5.88 per 100,000 people in the week ending 18 July 2021. The rates increased across all age groups in the latest week. Hospital admissions increased in all English regions, except for London, where they are at a similar level to the previous week. The largest increase was in the North East.

Data on hospital admissions presented here are collected by Public Health England and available on the GOV.UK coronavirus dashboard and national flu and COVID-19 surveillance reports.

Data on coronavirus-confirmed hospital admissions for other nations are available on the Northern Ireland Department of Health webpage, Scottish Government webpage and Public Health Wales dashboard.

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Hospital admissions of COVID-19-confirmed patients continued to increase

Overall COVID-19-positive hospital admission rates per 100,000, England, weeks ending 9 August 2020 to 18 July 2021

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The hospital admission rate of COVID-19-confirmed patients increased to 5.88 per 100,000 people in the week ending 18 July 2021. This is over three times the rate seen four weeks ago (1.93 in the week ending 20 June), but still much lower than in the mid-January peak when the rate was 36.02 per 100,000.

Last updated: 23/07/2021

Read more about this in National flu and COVID-19 surveillance report

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Hospital admissions by age

In older age groups, COVID-19 positivity rates were lowest, but hospital admission rates and deaths were highest

Estimated percentage of the population testing positive for COVID-19 in the week ending 17 July 2021, hospital admission rates in the week ending 18 July, and deaths registered in the week ending 9 July, by age, England

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Positivity rates were highest among teenagers and young adults (school Year 12 to age 24 years) and lowest in groups aged 70 years and over (week ending 17 July 2021). While hospital admission rates remain highest in those aged 75 years and over, rates in those aged 25 to 44 years are higher than in age groups between 45 and 74 years (week ending 18 July 2021). This is likely to reflect a higher proportion of fully vaccinated adults among those aged 45 to 74 years compared with those aged 25 to 44 years. The proportion of deaths involving COVID-19 has been highest in those aged 75 years and over throughout the pandemic, however, this proportion has decreased since January.

Last updated: 23/07/2021

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Hospital admissions by region

Hospital admissions increased in most English regions

Change in hospital admission rates and numbers of deaths involving COVID-19 from previous week, England, weeks ending 18 and 9 July 2021

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Confirmed COVID-19 hospital admission rates increased in most English regions in the week ending 18 July 2021. The rates continued to be highest in the North East followed by the West Midlands. The largest increases were seen in the North East, South West and West Midlands.

The number of registered deaths involving COVID-19 in the week ending 9 July increased in all English regions. The largest increase was recorded in the North West (25 more deaths).

Last updated: 23/07/2021

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Further information


This page provides an overview of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK, bringing together data from multiple sources. Each graphic provides a link to explore the topic further. See the more information page to read about different data sources used in the tool.

The tool is updated regularly when relevant data are published. This is typically at least twice a week, for example:

  • when weekly deaths registrations are published (usually on a Tuesday)

  • when results from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, and Opinions and Lifestyle Survey are published (usually on a Friday)

Daily updates on COVID-19 levels and vaccinations can be found on GOV.UK.

Some policy areas are devolved and more information is available for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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