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Latest COVID-19 PCR test results for UK Biobank released

The latest tranche of COVID-19 PCR test result data for UK Biobank participants, collated from Public Health England data, has been released. This latest data covers the period March 16 - May 3. For details of how to access the data, see this post.

The updated data contains 5356 test results, 1806 of them positive. The tests correspond to 3002 participants, broken down as follows:

  • 1073 returned one or more positive tests, of whom 825 returned tests while a hospital inpatient*
  • 1929 never returned a positive test, of whom 1260 returned tests while a hospital inpatient
* This definition of COVID-19 positive inpatient does not require that the positive test and the test while an inpatient necessarily coincide in participants with multiple tests. Requiring them to coincide on the same test reduces this number from 825 to 818.

Here is a new version of Figure 4 of our paper, updated to reflect this latest tranche of test results. For a daily updating summary of lab-confirmed cases in England, visit coronavirus.data.gov.uk.

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