These statistics provide a summary on the number of defence personnel who have had a COVID-19 test; and for the UK Armed Forces, the number of positive cases of COVID-19.
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause disease in people and animals. COVID19 refers to the “coronavirus disease 2019” and is a disease that can affect the lungs and airways. The World Health Organization classified COVID-19 as a pandemic on 11 March 2020. This fortnightly official statistic provides information on the number of Defence personnel who have had a COVID-19 test administered through the UK national testing programme; and for the UK armed forces, the number of positive cases of COVID-19.
Ministry of Defence, 2020. Coronavirus Cases in Defence: Number of COVID-19 tests in Defence & positive cases in the UK armed forces. Available at: <https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/904634/20200727-Off_Stat_COVID_testing___positive_cases_-_17_July_-_O.pdf>.