Trends continue downwards today with 678 deaths in 24 hours (738,402 people infected with the virus in 28 days), but there is a long and challenging journey ahead, and still potentially a risk of an upsurge due to the many variants. A risk best avoided by holding firm now, Dr Joe Pajak writes.
First published in February 2021.
As of today, 524,447 people (1% of UK adults) have now completed their full, recommended, course of TWO vaccinations against Covid-19; and 13,509,108 people (25.65% of UK adults) in total have had one vaccination.
Today’s Data in Focus
In addition, 29,514 people have now lost their lives because of the virus in the past 28 days. This important data measure has fallen for the eighth day running, an important sign now that the number of deaths are trending downwards. However, the risk of an upsurge in infections is very real, with growing evidence about the presence of new more transmissible Covid-19 variants.
Transmission of the virus remains at a high level with 13,494 new cases reported in the last 24 hours (still higher than at any time during the first wave) and 254,921 new cases reported in the last 14 days.
It is worth reflecting here on the average daily numbers of infections (26,371) and the average daily number of deaths (1,054) as reported in the last 28 days. While both numbers are falling the average over the past 28 days highlights the severity of the situation.
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 25,621 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds (as of 9 February), and 3,132 patients are requiring intensive care support (as of 10 February).
The Full Data
The 14-day UK data chart is provided below.
UK COVID-19 data 🦠 reported on 11 February 2021:
(previous day’s figures and change in brackets)
- 13,494 positive tests (↗️ +481) in the last 24 hours
- 678 deaths (↘️ -323) in the last 24 hours
- 3,998,655 total positive cases (↗️ +13,494) since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
- 115,529 total deaths (↗️ +678) within 28 days of first positive test result (for COVID-19 reported up to 11 February 2021)
- 1,842 hospital admissions (↘️ -30) – last reported 7 February
- 25,621 hospital in-patients (↘️ -1,063) – last reported 9 February
- 3,132 patients on ventilation beds (↘️ -32) – last reported 10 February
People vaccinated: (up to and including 10 February 2021)
- 💉13,509,108 first dose vaccines (↗️ +450,810), i.e. 25.65% of UK adults
- 💉524,447 second dose vaccines – fully vaccinated (↗️ +4,894), i.e. 1% 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:
- 738,402 new cases 🦠
- 29,514 new deaths
- 378 days since the first reported UK case
- 342 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.
[This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 11 February 2021. | The author writes in a personal capacity.]