A further 1,001 lives lost to Covid-19 in the UK in the last 24 hours, and 773,590 people infected with the virus in the past 28 days. Trends are downwards, but there is always a risk of an upsurge due to the variants. It all surely remains too high to relax any restrictions, Dr Joe Pajak writes.
First published in February 2021.
As of today, 519,553 people (0.99% of UK adults) have now completed their full, recommended, course of TWO vaccinations against Covid-19; and 13,058,298 (24.79% of UK adults) in total have had one vaccination.
Today’s Data in Focus
In addition, 30,084 people have now lost their lives because of the virus in the past 28 days. This important data measure has fallen for the seventh day running, a clear sign now that the number of deaths are trending downwards. However, the situation remains on a knife-edge, with growing concerns about the arrival of new more transmissible Covid-19 variants.
As Sir Patrick Vallance said today at the Number 10 press briefing, “The key thing is we need to get the numbers down.”
Sir Patrick Vallance & PM Boris Johnson. | Number 10
Transmission of the virus remains at a high level with 13,013 new cases reported in the last 24 hours (still significantly higher than at any time during the first wave) and 270,107 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 26,684 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds (as of 8 February), and 3,164 patients are requiring intensive care support (as of 9 February).
The Full Data
The 14-day UK data chart is provided below.
UK COVID-19 data 🦠 reported on 10 February 2021:
(previous day’s figures and change in brackets)
- 13,013 positive tests (↗️ +649) in the last 24 hours
- 1,001 deaths (↘️ -51) in the last 24 hours
- 3,985,161 total positive cases (↗️ +13,013) since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
- 114,851 total deaths (↗️ +1,001) within 28 days of first positive test result (for COVID-19 reported up to 10 February 2021)
- 1,872 hospital admissions (↘️ -115) – last reported 6 February
- 26,684 hospital in-patients (↘️ -39) – last reported 8 February
- 3,164 patients on ventilation beds (↘️ -66) – last reported 9 February
People vaccinated: (up to and including 9 February 2021)
- 💉13,058,298 first dose vaccines (↗️ +411,812), i.e. 24.79% of UK adults
- 💉519,553 second dose vaccines – fully vaccinated (↗️ +3,161), i.e. 0.99% 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:
- 773,590 new cases 🦠
- 30,084 new deaths
- 377 days since the first reported UK case
- 341 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.