First published in February 2021.

As of today, 516,392 people (0.98% of UK adults) have now completed their full, recommended, course of TWO vaccinations against Covid-19; and 12,646,486 people (24.01% of UK adults) in total have had one vaccination.

Today’s Data in Focus

Today’s data indicates the grim and sad fact that 1,052 people have died in the last 24 hours in the UK. This means that 13,688 people have now lost their lives in the last 14 days.

In addition, 30,647 people have now lost their lives because of the virus in the past 28 days. This important data measure has fallen for the sixth day running, a sign that the number of deaths are currently trending downwards. However, the situation remains finely balanced particularly with concerns about the arrival of new more transmissible Covid-19 variants.

Transmission of the virus remains at a high level with 12,364 new cases reported in the last 24 hours (still significantly higher than at any time during the first wave) and 282,402 new cases 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 26,723 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds (as of 7 February), and 3,230 patients are requiring intensive care support (as of 8 February) – still worryingly high.  

The Full Data

The 14-day UK data chart is provided below.

7-Day UK COVID-19 Data – Trend Lines 09-February-2021

UK COVID-19 data 🦠 reported on 9 February 2021:

(previous day’s figures and change in brackets)

  • 12,364 positive tests (↘️ -1,740) in the last 24 hours
  • 1,052 deaths (↗️ +719) in the last 24 hours
  • 3,972,148 total positive cases (↗️ +12,364) since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
  • 113,850 total deaths (↗️ +1,052) within 28 days of first positive test result (for COVID-19 reported up to 9 February 2021)
  • 1,987 hospital admissions (↘️ -120) – last reported 5 February
  • 26,723 hospital in-patients (↘️ -2,603)last reported 7 February
  • 3,230 patients on ventilation beds (↘️ -275) last reported 8 February

People vaccinated: (up to and including 8 February 2021)

  • 💉12,646,486 first dose vaccines (↗️ +352,480), i.e. 24.01% of UK adults
  • 💉516,392 second dose vaccines – fully vaccinated (↗️ +3,811), i.e. 0.98% of UK adults

Estimated ®️ number: (as of 5 February 2021)

  • 0.7 to 1.0 with a daily infection growth rate range of -5% to 0%

New infections and deaths in the last 28 days:

  • 808,102 new cases 🦠
  • 30,647 new deaths

Days since:

  • 376 days since the first reported UK case
  • 340 days since the first reported UK death

The total number of people whose death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes: 121,674 – Registered up to Friday 29 January 2021.  

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  

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.