7,393 new coronavirus infections and 7 deaths due to Covid-19 reported in 24h. Also 106,499 new infections reported in the past 28 days. Younger people are more at risk than ever because the government has ignored the warnings and relaxed the roadmap restrictions too soon. It would be more than sensible now to reverse back to before Step 3.

First published in June 2021.


As of 10 June 2021, 497 days since the presence of the SARS-CoV2 virus was first reported in Britain, it has infected 4,542,986 people in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data) and been responsible for at least 127,867 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test result); while official data indicate 152,289 deaths in total, where the deceased person’s death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to 28 May 2021, according to Public Health England (PHE).

The latest vaccination data indicates that 40,886,878 people (aged 18 and above) have received a first dose of vaccine against Covid-19 in the UK, while 28,857,102 people (aged 18 and above) are now fully vaccinated.

It is important to note the full range of population data, given that the focus has been on vaccinating those aged 18 and above, and to bear in mind that there is unlikely to be any scientific evidence that the virus draws a line at age 18 years.

Total UK population: 66,796,800, via ONS mid-year June 2020 (subject to changes in population over the year).

  • Adult population (aged 18 and above) = 52,673,433
  • Population aged 16 and above = 54,098,971
  • Population aged 11 and above = 57,975,918
  • Population aged 5 and above = 62,939,544

We need therefore to challenge politicians who present the “vaccination” figures with an almost casual, over-emphasis of the percentages vaccinated. The data are always currently quoted for those in the population aged 18 and above.

As of today 43.20% of the “total” UK population has received two doses of a vaccine against the virus (one that for the vaccines currently being used requires 2 doses).

The details.

Today’s data in the UK sadly indicate that 7 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours due to Covid-19. Transmission of the virus is of increasing concern, with a further 7,393 new infections reported in the last 24 hours.

It is worth noting the average number of new coronavirus infections and deaths due to the virus, reported in the last 28 days of Covid-19 data: average (28-day) reported daily numbers of coronavirus infections (3,804 - the highest 28-day average since 15 April 2021) and the average (28-day) reported daily number of coronavirus deaths (8).

The 14-day cumulative number of infections reported has increased by 89% in the past 14 days from 37,508 to 70,980 (i.e. 14-day totals, from 28 May 2021 to 10 June 2021). While, the official 7-day cumulative equivalent reported today shows an increase of 63% in the relevant 7-day period.

The Mirror

Comment of the Day

On Thursday, as he gave evidence before the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee and the Health and Social Care Committee as part of their joint inquiry on the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Secretary Matt Hancock made some bold claims. One of them was when he told Labour MP Sarah Owen that there was never a national shortage of PPE at the beginning of the pandemic because of the action taken by the government.

We have looked into this and there’s no evidence that I have seen that a shortage of PPE provision led to anybody dying of Covid.

We never had a national outage of PPE, he insisted.

Bold claims? No. This is literally Matt Hancock re-writing history.

Remember these?

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It is clearly time to listen to those SAGE experts who are warning us of the risk of a “substantial” third wave of coronavirus in the UK?

📈 𝟳,𝟯𝟵𝟯 daily cases | Increase of 𝟰𝟬.𝟮% ↗️ compare to previous week
📈 𝟰𝟰,𝟬𝟬𝟴 weekly cases | Increase of 𝟲𝟯.𝟮% ↗️ compare to previous week
📈 𝟱𝟱 weekly deaths | Increase of 𝟭.𝟵% ↗️ compare to previous week
📈 𝟮𝟮,𝟱𝟭𝟯 sequenced cases of the Delta variant in 28 days | 𝟲𝟲.𝟯% ↗️ of all cases

The government’s roadmap, as we know it, cannot possibly still go ahead:

Step 1: 8 March 🚦 Schools and colleges open fully ✅
Step 2: 12 April 🚦 Non-essential shops ✅
Step 3: 17 May  🚦 Social contact, outdoors, travel abroad ✅
Step 4: 21 June 🚦 Final restrictions lifted ❓

Just 11 days to 21 June, where are we now? Well... Warning signs repeatedly being ignored, science ignored, experts ignored, and data ignored by the government. It is ever clearer where we are heading, and sadly time is against us.

Latest health care data indicate that 1,048 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds (as of 8 June) – highest since 12 May, and 158 patients are requiring intensive care support (as of 9 June) – highest since 7 May – a growing concern for our National Health Service.

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 June 2021:

(previous figures and changes in brackets)

7,393 positive tests in the last 24 hours (↘️ -147 on yesterday’s data)
153 hospital admissions as of 6 June (↗️ +30 on last report, dated 3 June)
1,048 hospital in-patients as of 8 June (↗️ +24 on last report, dated 7 June)
158 patients on ventilation beds as of 9 June (↗️ +4 on last report, dated 8 June)
7 deaths in the last 24 hours (↗️ +1 compared to yesterday’s figure)

4,542,986 total positive cases (recorded) since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
127,867 total deaths – number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result (for COVID-19 reported up to 10 June 2021)

7-Day UK COVID-19 Data – Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 10 June 2021.

People vaccinated in the UK: (up to and including 9 June 2021)

• 💉40,886,878 first doses (↗️+176,559)
📈 77.62% of UK adults (18+)
📈 61.21% of UK population

• 💉28,857,102 fully vaccinated (↗️+316,258)
📈 54.78% of UK adults (18+)
📈 43.20% of UK population

Estimated ®️ number: (as of 4 June 2021)

  • Latest R range for England: 1.0 to 1.2
  • Latest growth rate range for England* 0% to +3% per day
  • An R value between 1.0 and 1.2 means that, on average, every 10 people infected will infect between 10 and 12 other people. A growth rate of between 0% and 3% means that the number of new infections could be broadly flat or growing by up to 3% every day. These estimates represent the transmission of COVID-19 2 to 3 weeks ago, due to the time delay between someone being infected, developing symptoms, and needing healthcare.

To better understand the state of the epidemic in the UK, the UK government recommend “focusing on indicators for the 4 nations of the UK individually, rather than an average value across the UK.” Estimates of the R value and growth rate for different nations can be found via this link.

New infections and deaths in the last 28 days:

  • 106,499 new cases in total 🦠 highest 28-day infections since 16 April 2021
  • 216 deaths in total

Days since:

  • 497 days since the first reported UK case
  • 461 days since the first reported UK death

The total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes: 152,289 – Registered up to Friday 28 May 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 an NHS foundation trust hospital.
J.N. PAQUET, Author & Journalist, Editor of PMP Magazine.