A further 53,285 coronavirus infections have been reported in the last 24 hours, with over 564,899 new cases reported in the last 14 days, and sadly 613 new deaths in 24 hours, Dr Joe Pajak writes.


First published in January 2021.


Today’s data indicate the dreadful fact that a further 613 people have lost their lives in the last 24 hours in the UK,   while the number of deaths in the last 14 days was 7,584.

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 564,899 new cases reported in the past 14 days, almost twice the 14-day figures reported two weeks ago,   on 18 December.


UK Covid-19 data, reported on 1 January 2021:

  • 53,285 further positive tests
  • 613 further deaths in the last 24 hours
  • 2,434 new hospital admissions (reported as of 22/12)
  • 23,823 hospital in-patients in total (reported as of 28/12)
  • 1,847 patients on ventilation beds (reported as of 28/12)

337 days after the first case was reported in the UK, 2,542,065 cases have been reported, together with 74,125 deaths   (since the first death was reported in the UK 301 days ago).

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.”🔷


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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.





[This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 1 January 2021. | The author writes in a personal capacity.]