Today’s data indicate 53,135 new coronavirus cases (the highest one day figure for new infections, whether reporting by specimen date or date recorded) and a further 414 deaths, Dr Joe Pajak writes.
First published in December 2020.
Note: The data for deaths attributed to Covid-19 - each following a reported positive test result for Covid-19 within 28 days of their death.
Today’s 14-day trendline chart is provided below:
UK Covid-19 headline data, reported on 28 December 2020:
- 53,135 further positive tests – the HIGHEST UK number reported at any time during the pandemic, whichever government data report is used!
- 414 further deaths in the last 24 hours
- 2,322 new hospital admissions (reported as of 21/12)
- 21,286 hospital in-patients in total (reported as of 22/12)
- 1,529 patients on ventilation beds (reported as of 22/12)
The time lag in the healthcare data is a particular concern and the data are highly likely to be significantly greater than the figures here which are 7 days out of date.
However, these data only include those who have died within 28 days of testing positive; other measures suggest the number of deaths is higher: 79,349 being reported as “the total number of deaths of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday, 11 December 2020.”🔷
Dr Joe Pajak, Professional experience applied scientific research and development, then director of a national children’s charity, trustee of a disability charity, and governor of NHS foundation trust hospitals.