365 days since the first reported case of coronavirus in the UK. A further 1,245 lives were very sadly lost in the last 24 hours (8,390 in the past 7 days) whilst 478,254 people have now completed their course of two doses of vaccine which will help protect them from the virus, Dr Joe Pajak writes.


First published in January 2021.


The roll-out of the vaccines against Covid-19 should continue to be celebrated, in particular, 478,254 people who have now completed the full, recommended, course of two vaccinations against Covid-19. ย 

Todayโ€™s Data in Focus

Todayโ€™s data indicates the very sad fact that 1,245 people have died in the last 24 hours in the UK. This means that 17,076 people have now lost their lives in the last 14 days. ย 

456,799 new cases have been reported in the last 14 days.

Note: The data for deaths attributed to COVID-19 โ€“ each following a reported positive test result for COVID-19 within 28 days of their death.

Latest health care data indicate that 35,375 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds (as of 27 January), and 3,918 patients are requiring intensive care support (as of 28 January) โ€“ the pressure continues for our healthcare services. ย 

The Full Data

The 14-day UK data chart is provided below.

14-Day UK COVID-19 Data โ€“ Trend Lines 29-January-2021

UK COVID-19 data ๐Ÿฆ  reported on 29 January 2021:

(previous dayโ€™s figures and change in brackets)

  • 29,079 (โ†—๏ธ +399) positive tests in the last 24 hours
  • 1,245 (โ†—๏ธ +6) deaths in the last 24 hours
  • 2,903 (โ†˜๏ธ -185) hospital admissions (latest date reported 25 Jan)
  • 35,375 (โ†˜๏ธ -1,556) hospital in-patients (latest date reported 27 Jan)
  • 3,918 (โ†˜๏ธ -19) patients on ventilation beds (latest date reported 28 Jan)
  • 3,772,813 (โ†—๏ธ +29,079) total positive cases (since the first case was reported on 31 Jan)

People vaccinated: (up to and including 28 January 2021)

  • ๐Ÿ’‰ 7,891,184 (โ†—๏ธ +443,985) first dose vaccines
  • ๐Ÿ’‰ 478,254 (โ†—๏ธ +1,956) second dose vaccines (fully vaccinated)

Estimated ยฎ๏ธ number: (as of 29 January 2021)

  • 0.7 to 1.1 with a daily infection growth rate range of -5% to 0%

Last 28 days:

  • 1,230,754 new cases ๐Ÿฆ 
  • 30,203 further deaths

Days since:

  • 365 days since the first reported case
  • 329 days since the first reported death

The total number of people whose death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes: 103,602 โ€“ Registered up to Friday 15 January 2021. ย 


These data, and trends, are shared to focus some light on the situation. We must never forget the data represent real people suffering, real people dying, in what has been a dreadful year of suffering and deaths.ย  ย 


Data source:






Dr Joe Pajak, Professional experience applied scientific research and development, then director of a national childrenโ€™s charity, trustee of a disability charity, and governor of NHS foundation trust hospitals.





[This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 29 January 2021. | The author writes in a personal capacity.]