Today’s data indicate 50,023 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, over half a million new cases in the last 14 days, and a further 981 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.
The data also indicate that there have been 519,612 new cases reported in the past 14 days, that is about double the 14-day figures reported two weeks ago on 16 December.
Today’s 14-day trendline chart is provided below:
UK Covid-19 headline data, reported on 30 December 2020:
- 50,023 further positive tests – the second HIGHEST UK number reported at any time during the pandemic.
- 981 further deaths in the last 24 hours
- 2,430 new hospital admissions (reported as of 22/12)
- 23,771 hospital in-patients in total (reported as of 28/12)
- 1,847 patients on ventilation beds (reported as of 28/12)
However, these data only include those who have died within 28 days of testing positive; other measures suggest the number of deaths is higher: 82,624 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, 18 December 2020.”🔷
- Daily summary: Coronavirus in the UK | UK Government
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.