Latest government data reports 59,937 new coronavirus infections in the UK and tragically 1,035 deaths in the last 24 hours, Dr Joe Pajak writes.


First published in January 2021.


Today’s Data in Focus

Today’s data indicates the tragic fact that 6,255 people have lost their lives in the last 7 days in the UK, while there have been 10,389 COVID-19 deaths and 759,566 new cases reported in the last 14 days in the UK. Β 

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 restrictions, and behaviours, over the Christmas and New Year period, are now having a terrible impact on our NHS – with new hospital admissions, those already occupying hospital beds, and those requiring intensive care support, all reaching levels that are becoming ever more difficult to manage. Β 

Data Charts

14-day UK data charts is provided below:

UK Covid-19 Data for period 21-Mar-2020 to 9-Jan-2021: 14-day trend lines

UK COVID-19 data, reported on 09 January 2021:

  • 59,937 positive tests in last 24 hours
  • 1,035 COVID-19 deaths in last 24 hours
  • 4,051 further hospital admissions (5 January) – the highest number admitted in one 24 hour period at any time during the pandemic.
  • 32,294 hospital in-patients (to 7 January) – the highest level at any time during the pandemic
  • 3,098 patients on ventilation beds (8 January)
  • 345 days since first reported case
  • 309 days since first reported death
  • 1,296,432 people received first vaccinations (cumulative weekend 03/01/2021)

Since Boxing Day:

  • 795,257 new cases 🦠
  • 10,619 further deaths

The numbers are reaching record levels, and we must never forget these data represent real people suffering, real people dying, and a situation that some would argue is so much worse because of poor decision-making and delayed action.πŸ”·


Data source:






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 9 January 2021. | The author writes in a personal capacity.]