Since Boxing Day over 1 million new cases of Covid-19 and 15,766 further deaths due to the virus have been reported in the UK, Dr Joe Pajak writes.


First published in January 2021.


Today’s Data in Focus

Today’s data indicates the grim and sad fact that 1,248 people have died in the last 24 hours in the UK. This means that 7,507 people have now lost their lives in the last 7 days – the highest number in any 7-day period!  

12,503 people have lost their lives in the last 14 days.

Finally, 771,479 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 indicate that 36,797 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds (as of 12 January), and 3,626 patients are requiring intensive care support   (as of 13 January).

The Full Data

The 14-day UK data chart is provided below.

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

UK COVID-19 data, reported on 14 January 2021:

  • 48,682 positive tests in last 24 hours 🦠
  • 1,248 COVID-19 deaths in last 24 hours.
  • 4,256 hospital admissions (latest date reported 7 January 2021)
  • 36,797 hospital in-patients (to 12 January 2021) – the highest level at any time during the pandemic!
  • 3,626 patients on ventilation beds (13 January 2021)
  • 3,260,258 positive Covid-19 cases (since the first case was reported on 31 January 2020)
  • 350 days since first reported case
  • 314 days since first reported death
  • 2,639,309 people have now received first vaccinations (cumulative reported 12/01/2021)

Since Boxing Day:

  • 1,038,106 new cases 🦠
  • 15,766 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 dreadful 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 government 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 14 January 2021. | The author writes in a personal capacity.]