A record 1,564 people have died in 24h in the UK. That is the highest number reported in any 24h during the pandemic, Dr Joe Pajak writes. It also means that 7,421 people have lost their lives in the last 7 days – the highest number in any 7-day period!


First published in January 2021.


Today’s Data in Focus

Today’s data indicates the horrendous fact that a record 1,564 people have died in the last 24 hours in the UK. This is the highest number reported in any 24 hours since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.  

7,421 people have lost their lives in the last 7 days in the UK, the highest number of UK deaths recorded in any 7-day period during the pandemic   – equivalent to 1,060 deaths each day for the past 7 days.

Finally, 778,689 new cases have been reported in the last 14 days.

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.

Latest health care data indicates: 4,253 new hospital admissions in the past 24 hours, 36,489 patients suffering from Covid-19 are already occupying hospital beds, and 3,496 requiring intensive care support.  

The Full Data

The 14-day UK data chart is provided below.

14-Day UK COVID-19 Data - Trend Lines 13-January-2021

UK COVID-19 data, reported on 13 January 2021:

  • 47,525 positive tests in last 24 hours 🦠
  • 1,564 COVID-19 deaths in last 24 hours – the highest level at any time during the pandemic!
  • 4,253 further hospital admissions (7 January 2021)
  • 36,489 hospital in-patients (to 11 January 2021) – the highest level at any time during the pandemic!
  • 3,496 patients on ventilation beds (12 January 2021)
  • 3,211,576 positive Covid-19 cases (since the first case was reported on 31 January 2020)
  • 349 days since first reported case
  • 313 days since first reported death
  • 2,639,309 people have now received first vaccinations (cumulative reported 11/01/2021)

Since Boxing Day:

  • 989,424 new cases 🦠
  • 14,518 further deaths

The total number of people whose death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes: 89,243 – Registered up to Friday, 1 January 2021.

The data continues to reach new record levels, and we must never forget the data represent real people suffering, real people dying, and a situation that many would argue is so much worse because of poor decision-making and delayed action.🔷


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