Today’s data indicates that 38 deaths due to Covid-19 were reported in the last 24 hours in the UK, 2,491 new infections, and a total of 19,030 new cases in the past 7 days, Dr Joe Pajak writes.

First published in April 2021.

The number of deaths has risen three days consecutively, which is of some concern. Meanwhile variants are still causing significant concern – as demonstrated by the increasing (albeit in relatively small numbers at present) prevalence of the South African variant of Covid-19, which is emerging in a growing number of London Boroughs – as reported widely in the media, including the Evening Standard,

More Londoners have been urged to take a test as the South African variant spreads across capital. People living in an area of Barnet have been told a case of the variant of coronavirus was detected in the north London borough. It comes after initial cases were detected in Lambeth, Wandsworth and Southwark in south London.”

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As of today, 15.51% of UK adults (8,170,081 people) have completed the full course of TWO vaccinations (as currently required with our vaccines) against Covid-19; and 61.37% of UK adults (32,326,604 people) in total have received only one dose. A truly remarkable 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, there is little doubt that the recent lockdown has contributed to the downward data trends.

Back to today’s data in the UK, which indicate the sad fact that another 38 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 2,491 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.

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 (4,028) and the average (28-day) reported daily number of coronavirus deaths (48).

Latest health care data indicate that 2,481 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds (as of 12 April), and 370 patients are requiring intensive care support (as of 13 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 14 April 2021:

(previous day’s figures and change in brackets)

  • 2,491 positive tests in the last 24 hours (↗️ +19 on yesterday’s data)
  • 181 hospital admissions as of 10 April ( ↘️ -49 since last data report on 7 April)
  • 2,481 hospital in-patients as of 12 April (↘️ -56 since last data report on 11 April)
  • 370 patients on ventilation beds as of 13 April (↘️ -7) since last data report on 12 April)
  • 38 deaths in the last 24 hours (↗️ +15 on yesterday’s data) - third consecutive increase in daily deaths data.
  • 4,378,305 total positive cases since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
  • 127,161 total deaths – within 28 days of first positive test result (for COVID-19 reported up to 14 April 2021)
14-Day UK COVID-19 Data – Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 14 April 2021.

People vaccinated: (up to and including 13 April 2021)

  • 32,326,604 first doses 💉 (↗️ +76,123) – 61.37% of UK adults
  • 8,170,081 fully vaccinated 💉 (↗️ +312,685) – 15.51% of UK adults

People vaccinated in the UK (up to and including 13 April 2021).

Estimated ®️ number: (as of 2 April 2021)

  • England: Between 0.8 and 1

New infections and deaths in the last 28 days:

  • 112,772 new cases in total 🦠
  • 1,332 deaths in total

Days since:

  • 440 days since the first reported UK case
  • 404 days since the first reported UK death

The total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes: 150,419 – Registered up to Friday 2 April 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.