A further 1,052 lives lost to Covid-19 in the UK in the last 24 hours, and 808,102 people infected with the virus in the past 28 days. Trends are currently downwards, but risks of an upsurge due to variants surely remain too high to relax lockdown restrictions yet, Dr Joe Pajak writes.
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
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.
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
- 376 days since the first reported UK case
- 340 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.