400 days since the first reported coronavirus death in the UK. 2,589 new infections, 40 deaths due to Covid-19 reported in 24 hours in the UK, and a total of 18,970 new cases in the past 7 days. The weekend lag is often confusing, Dr Joe Pajak writes.


First published in April 2021.


As of today, 13.27% of UK adults (6,991,310 people) have completed the full course of TWO vaccinations against Covid-19; and 60.77% of UK adults (32,010,244 people) in total have received only one dose. A wonderful achievement by our dedicated NHS staff, volunteers, scientists and vaccine manufacturers.

Note: We must remember that the current vaccines the UK is using require two doses to complete the course, so there is no cause for complacency.

Vaccines are the best way for people to be protected from COVID-19 and have already saved thousands of lives, alongside the range of measures provided through various government websites.

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Back to today’s data in the UK, which indicate the sad fact that another 40 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours due to Covid-19. While, transmission of the virus continues to be at a high level with 2,589 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.

The data indicate that 508 people have now lost their lives in the last 14 days due to Covid-19. In addition, 1,618 have now lost their lives because of the virus in the past 28 days, and 46,882 new cases have been reported in the UK in the last 14 days.


It is also worth noting here, the average number of new coronavirus infections, and of deaths due to the virus, reported in the last 28 days of Covid-19 data: average (28-day) reported daily numbers of coronavirus infections (4,403) and the average (28-day) reported daily number of coronavirus deaths (58).

Latest health care data indicate that 2,862 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds (as of 8 April), and 406 patients are requiring intensive care support (as of 9 April) – a continuing concern for our NHS.

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 Full Data

UK COVID-19 data 🦠 reported on 10 April 2021:

(previous day’s figures and change in brackets)

  • 2,589 positive tests in the last 24 hours (↘️ -561 on yesterday’s data)
  • 221 hospital admissions: data report as of 6 April (↘️ -12 since previous report on 5 April)
  • 2,862 hospital in-patients: data report as of 8 April (↘️ -143 since previous report on 7 April)
  • 406 patients on ventilation beds: data report as of 9 April (↘️ -15 since previous report on 8 April)
  • 40 deaths in the last 24 hours (↘️ -20 on yesterday’s data)
  • 4,368,045 total positive cases since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
  • 127,080 total deaths – within 28 days of first positive test result (for COVID-19 reported up to 10 April 2021)
14-Day UK COVID-19 Data – Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 10 April 2021.

People vaccinated: (up to and including 9 April 2021)

  • 32,010,244 first doses 💉 (↗️ +106,878) – 60.77% of UK adults
  • 6,991,310 fully vaccinated 💉 (↗️ +450,136) – 13.27% of UK adults

People vaccinated in the UK (up to and including 9 April 2021).

Estimated ®️ number: (as of 2 April 2021)

  • England: Between 0.8 and 1

New infections and deaths in the last 28 days:

  • 123,270 new cases 🦠
  • 1,618 new deaths

Days since:

  • 436 days since the first reported UK case
  • 400 days since the first reported UK death

The total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes: 149,968 – Registered up to Friday 26 March 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  


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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.