7 deaths due to Covid-19 reported in the last 24 hours in the UK, 1,730 new infections, and a total of 18,403 new cases in the past 7 days. Key data currently heading in the right direction, let’s keep a hold on this trend, Dr Joe Pajak writes.

First published in April 2021.

As of today, 14.18% of UK adults (7,466,540 people) have completed the full course of TWO vaccinations (as currently required with our vaccines) against Covid-19; and 60.98% of UK adults (32,121,353 people) in total have received only one dose. An amazing achievement by our NHS staff, volunteers, scientists and vaccine manufacturers.

Note: We must remember that the current vaccines thin use in the UK 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 7 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 1,730 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The positive point to note here is that both these figures are the lowest since early September 2020.

The data indicate that 496 people have now lost their lives in the last 14 days due to Covid-19. In addition, 1,573 have now lost their lives because of the virus in the past 28 days, and 44,750 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 (4,299) and the average (28-day) reported daily number of coronavirus deaths (56).

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 11 April 2021:

(previous day’s figures and change in brackets)

  • 1,730 positive tests in the last 24 hours (↘️ -859 on yesterday’s data)
  • 221 hospital admissions: data report as of 6 April
  • 2,862 hospital in-patients: data report as of 8 April
  • 406 patients on ventilation beds: data report as of 9 April
  • 7 deaths in the last 24 hours (↘️ -33 on yesterday’s data)
  • 4,369,775 total positive cases since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
  • 127,087 total deaths – within 28 days of first positive test result (for COVID-19 reported up to 11 April 2021)
14-Day UK COVID-19 Data – Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 11 April 2021.

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

  • 32,121,353 first doses 💉 (↗️ +111,109) – 60.98% of UK adults
  • 7,466,540 fully vaccinated 💉 (↗️ +475,230) – 14.18% of UK adults

People vaccinated in the UK (up to and including 10 April 2021).

Estimated ®️ number: (as of 2 April 2021)

  • England: Between 0.8 and 1

New infections and deaths in the last 28 days:

  • 120,382 new cases in total 🦠
  • 1,573 deaths in total

Days since:

  • 437 days since the first reported UK case
  • 401 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  

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.

[This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 11 April 2021. | The author writes in a personal capacity.]