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Hospital admissions rate per 100,000 people by age - respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Age breakdown of weekly rates per 100,000 people of patients admitted to hospital (including ICU and HDU) with RSV.

Up to and including 19 February 2024

ChartChart showing Age breakdown of weekly rates per 100,000 people of patients admitted to hospital (including ICU and HDU) with RSV. Refer to tabular data.
Tabular data

Hospital admissions rate per 100,000 people by age - respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) data for age breakdown of weekly rates per 100,000 people of patients admitted to hospital (including ICU and HDU) with RSV.

Up to and including 19 February 2024

Date0 to 4 years5 to 14 years
19 Feb 20241.310.18
12 Feb 20242.710.09
5 Feb 20242.860.19
29 Jan 20242.050.08
22 Jan 20242.430.42
15 Jan 20244.260.09
8 Jan 20244.660.07
1 Jan 202412.470.17
25 Dec 202312.920.59
18 Dec 202315.810.42
11 Dec 202328.961.3
4 Dec 202332.941.52
27 Nov 202344.831.13
20 Nov 202339.021.13
13 Nov 202331.961.16
6 Nov 202333.471.13
30 Oct 202332.190.66
23 Oct 2023271.35
16 Oct 202318.770.5
9 Oct 202312.550.31
2 Oct 20236.120.09
25 Sep 20237.910
18 Sep 20233.90
11 Sep 20231.760
4 Sep 20231.270.11
28 Aug 20232.050
21 Aug 20230.770
14 Aug 20231.260
7 Aug 20230.80.11
31 Jul 20231.950
24 Jul 20230.80
17 Jul 20230.770
10 Jul 20230.830
3 Jul 20230.340
26 Jun 202300
19 Jun 202300.14
12 Jun 20230.780
5 Jun 20230.830
29 May 202300
22 May 20230.370
15 May 20230.640
8 May 20230.980.11
1 May 20230.420
24 Apr 20230.460
17 Apr 20231.30
10 Apr 20230.780.11
3 Apr 20230.90
27 Mar 20230.520.11
20 Mar 20231.990
13 Mar 20231.010
6 Mar 20232.720
27 Feb 20232.180.12
20 Feb 20232.560
13 Feb 20233.730.53
6 Feb 20233.980.33
Date15 to 44 years45 to 54 years
19 Feb 20240.070
12 Feb 20240.250.2
5 Feb 20240.070
29 Jan 20240.030.09
22 Jan 20240.070.09
15 Jan 20240.20.37
8 Jan 20240.290.37
1 Jan 20240.20.19
25 Dec 20230.230.37
18 Dec 20230.370.46
11 Dec 20230.470.75
4 Dec 20230.420.69
27 Nov 20230.240.1
20 Nov 20230.130.64
13 Nov 20230.610.67
6 Nov 20230.360.37
30 Oct 20230.260.09
23 Oct 20230.140
16 Oct 20230.030
9 Oct 20230.070
2 Oct 20230.030.09
25 Sep 202300
18 Sep 20230.080
11 Sep 20230.050
4 Sep 20230.040
28 Aug 202300
21 Aug 202300
14 Aug 202300
7 Aug 20230.040
31 Jul 202300
24 Jul 20230.090
17 Jul 202300
10 Jul 202300
3 Jul 20230.110
26 Jun 202300
19 Jun 202300
12 Jun 202300
5 Jun 202300
29 May 202300
22 May 202300
15 May 202300
8 May 202300
1 May 202300
24 Apr 202300
17 Apr 202300
10 Apr 20230.040.11
3 Apr 20230.040
27 Mar 20230.040
20 Mar 202300
13 Mar 20230.040
6 Mar 20230.070.3
27 Feb 20230.130.36
20 Feb 20230.070.21
13 Feb 202300.21
6 Feb 20230.040.22
Date55 to 64 years65 to 74 years
19 Feb 202400.13
12 Feb 20240.110.56
5 Feb 202400.13
29 Jan 20240.11.14
22 Jan 20240.721.53
15 Jan 20240.821.01
8 Jan 20240.921.91
1 Jan 20240.731.17
25 Dec 20230.413.16
18 Dec 20231.033.42
11 Dec 20231.252.47
4 Dec 20232.182.84
27 Nov 20231.181.99
20 Nov 20231.641.52
13 Nov 20231.482.21
6 Nov 20230.610.63
30 Oct 20230.310.63
23 Oct 20230.110.28
16 Oct 202300
9 Oct 202300
2 Oct 202300.38
25 Sep 20230.130
18 Sep 202300
11 Sep 202300
4 Sep 202300
28 Aug 202300
21 Aug 202300.23
14 Aug 20230.160
7 Aug 202300
31 Jul 202300
24 Jul 202300.17
17 Jul 202300
10 Jul 202300
3 Jul 202300
26 Jun 202300
19 Jun 202300
12 Jun 202300
5 Jun 202300
29 May 202300
22 May 202300
15 May 202300
8 May 202300
1 May 202300.12
24 Apr 202300
17 Apr 202300.31
10 Apr 202300
3 Apr 202300.13
27 Mar 20230.130.15
20 Mar 20230.110.38
13 Mar 20230.240.15
6 Mar 20230.110.82
27 Feb 20230.40
20 Feb 20230.120
13 Feb 20230.230.15
6 Feb 20230.120.73
Date75 to 84 years85 years and over
19 Feb 20240.221.7
12 Feb 202400
5 Feb 20240.221.13
29 Jan 20241.065.93
22 Jan 20243.437.51
15 Jan 20244.4711.33
8 Jan 20244.728.05
1 Jan 20242.8610.1
25 Dec 20237.6617.26
18 Dec 20236.1816.19
11 Dec 20237.2511.79
4 Dec 20235.718.18
27 Nov 20237.3511.71
20 Nov 20234.4710.25
13 Nov 20233.527.3
6 Nov 20231.493.78
30 Oct 20231.73.78
23 Oct 20230.471.82
16 Oct 20230.910.58
9 Oct 20230.470.61
2 Oct 20230.210.55
25 Sep 20230.270.7
18 Sep 202300
11 Sep 20230.310
4 Sep 202300
28 Aug 202300
21 Aug 202300
14 Aug 20230.310
7 Aug 202300
31 Jul 202300.74
24 Jul 202300
17 Jul 202300
10 Jul 202300
3 Jul 202300
26 Jun 202300
19 Jun 202300
12 Jun 202300
5 Jun 202300
29 May 202300
22 May 202300
15 May 202300.73
8 May 202300
1 May 202300.51
24 Apr 202300
17 Apr 202300.66
10 Apr 202300.62
3 Apr 20230.440.56
27 Mar 20230.520.66
20 Mar 202300
13 Mar 20230.250
6 Mar 202300
27 Feb 20232.220.72
20 Feb 20231.491.89
13 Feb 20231.711.87
6 Feb 20231.713.75
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Weekly RSV positivity of people receiving a PCR test in England

The percentage of people who had a PCR test and had at least one positive PCR test result for RSV in the same 7 days. Data is shown by specimen date (the date the sample was collected).

Up to and including 19 February 2024

ChartChart showing The percentage of people who had a PCR test and had at least one positive PCR test result for RSV in the same 7 days. Data is shown by specimen date (the date the sample was collected). Refer to tabular data.
Tabular data

Weekly RSV positivity of people receiving a PCR test in England data for the percentage of people who had a PCR test and had at least one positive PCR test result for RSV in the same 7 days. Data is shown by specimen date (the date the sample was collected).

Up to and including 19 February 2024

DateAmount
19 Feb 20240.75
12 Feb 20240.84
5 Feb 20241.14
29 Jan 20241.48
22 Jan 20241.83
15 Jan 20242.51
8 Jan 20243.3
1 Jan 20244.54
25 Dec 20236.12
18 Dec 20237.51
11 Dec 20238.89
4 Dec 20239.71
27 Nov 202312.48
20 Nov 202312.41
13 Nov 202311.6
6 Nov 20239.98
30 Oct 20239.25
23 Oct 20238.52
16 Oct 20236.02
9 Oct 20234.33
2 Oct 20233.6
25 Sep 20232.17
18 Sep 20231.36
11 Sep 20231.13
4 Sep 20231.53
28 Aug 20230.79
21 Aug 20230.66
14 Aug 20230.89
7 Aug 20230.91
31 Jul 20230.92
24 Jul 20230.3
17 Jul 20230.23
10 Jul 20230.31
3 Jul 20230.3
26 Jun 20230.27
19 Jun 20230.19
12 Jun 20230.35
5 Jun 20230.19
29 May 20230.25
22 May 20230.33
15 May 20230.43
8 May 20230.29
1 May 20230.54
24 Apr 20230.37
17 Apr 20230.5
10 Apr 20230.57
3 Apr 20230.62
27 Mar 20230.46
20 Mar 20230.73
13 Mar 20230.94
6 Mar 20230.85
27 Feb 20231.17
20 Feb 20231.64
13 Feb 20231.63
6 Feb 20231.64
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