Covid-19 has claimed another 1,322 deaths in the past 24 hours, and to quote the Prime Minister, “the level of infections is alarmingly high”, Dr Joe Pajak writes.
First published in February 2021.
The roll-out of the vaccines against coronavirus should continue to be celebrated, especially the fact that 498,962 people have now completed the full, recommended, course of TWO vaccinations against Covid-19, while 10,021,471 people in total have had one vaccination. An amazing achievement by scientists, healthcare staff, and local volunteers!
Today’s Data in Focus
The overall situation remains finely balanced – with 19,202 new cases in the last 24 hours and 366,072 new cases reported in the last 14 days. The fall in these data continues, but the decrease is clearly dependent on the rigour, and speed of implementation, of government restrictions; and on people’s attitudes and behaviours in response to the rules.
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 majority of infections occur as a result of infected people expelling large droplets and small particles (aerosols) when they cough, talk or breathe. This is why the measures directed by SAGE scientists are so vitally important – to reduce the possibility of virus transmission.
Latest health care data indicate that 32,851 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds (as of 1 February), and 3,638 patients are requiring intensive care support (as of 2 February). These data continue to be ‘alarming’ and mean that the extreme pressure will continue for our healthcare staff.
The Full Data
The 14-day UK data chart is provided below.
UK COVID-19 data 🦠 reported on 3 February 2021:
(previous day’s figures and change in brackets)
- 19,202 (↗️ +2,632) positive tests in the last 24 hours
- 1,322 (↘️ -127) deaths in the last 24 hours
- 3,871,825 (↗️ +19,202) total positive cases (since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020)
- 109,335 (↗️ +1,322) total deaths within 28 days of first positive test result (for COVID-19 reported up to 3 February 2021)
- 2,651 (↗️ +9) hospital admissions (last reported 29 January)
- 32,851 (↘️ +385) hospital in-patients (last reported 1 February)
- 3,638 (↘️ -88) patients on ventilation beds (last reported 2 February)
People vaccinated: (up to and including 2 February 2021)
- 💉 10,021,471 (↗️ +374,756) first dose vaccines
- 💉 498,962 (↗️ +2,166) second dose vaccines (fully vaccinated)
Estimated ®️ 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:
- 1,035,029 new cases 🦠
- 31,989 new deaths
- 370 days since the first reported UK case
- 334 days since the first reported UK death
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.
- Daily summary: Coronavirus in the UK | UK Government
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) NHS Advice | PMP Magazine
- Vaccination Data | UK Government
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.