16,135 new coronavirus infections and sadly 19 deaths due to Covid-19 have been reported in 24 hours, together with 201,826 new infections reported in the past 28 days.

First published in June 2021.

Today’s Summary.

510 days since the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was first reported in Britain, it has infected 4,667,870 people in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data); and the virus has been responsible for at least 128,027 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test result). Official data currently indicate there have been 152,490 deaths in total, where the deceased person’s death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday 11 June 2021, according to Public Health England (PHE).

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). These figures are due to be updated at the end of June 2021.

  • 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 22 June 2021, 47.52% of the “total” UK population had 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 19 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours due to Covid-19. Transmission of the virus is of increasing concern, with a further 16,135 new infections reported in the last 24 hours (the highest one day total since 6 February 2021).

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 (7,208) and the average (28-day) reported daily number of coronavirus deaths (10).

The 14-day cumulative number of infections reported has increased by 89.8% in the past 14 days from 70,980 to 134,697 (14-day totals, from 10 June 2021 to 23 June 2021). While, the official 7-day cumulative equivalent reported today shows an increase of 43.9% in the relevant 7-day period.

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Comment of the Day.

Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi held Wednesday’s Downing Street briefing after the UK reported the highest number of new coronavirus cases since 6 February 2021 – by the way, do you remember those claiming back in April, The pandemic in the UK is over? The 16,135 new infections have not appeared by magic.

The Telegraph

Returning to Nadhim Zahawi’s briefing, what an absolutely dreadful delivery of a briefing it was!

It was the excessive and unrestrained gratification of a self-satisfactory, self-praising government taking credit for the success of the vaccination rollout despite it having only been possible because of the hard-working healthcare teams, health professionals and healthcare support workers who work across the mighty and priceless NHS (that the very Tories dream of privatising and destroying).

Nadhim Zahawi. | Number 10

In fact, without the NHS, this government would have totally failed the vaccination programme in the same way it failed everything during the pandemic, from the lack of PPE to the dodgy contracts with Tory donors, the failing Covid app, the late lockdowns, and the failing of the multi-billion Track & Trace.

The one thing that saved this government from total failure was the NHS.

In the meantime, the government still currently ignores key issues, including:

  1. Children are not immune. What is the government’s strategy for children and young people?
  2. Long Covid implications for children and adults;
  3. The coronavirus arrived in the UK by plane just 510 days ago;
  4. Why still no mask mandate in secondary schools.
  5. What about the booster programme for the most vulnerable who have been vaccinated early on in the vaccination programme?
Will the government act quickly enough to protect the most vulnerable from the third wave of COVID-19?
The populations most at risk of severe COVID-19, older and vaccinated early, may need to receive a booster jab earlier than expected because their protection is waning significantly against vaccine-resistant Delta variant.

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 relaxing of restrictions delayed ⛔️
Step 4: 19 July 🚦 “Terminus Date”: Final restrictions to be lifted ❓

Find out more about the latest data on COVID-19 variants:

UK COVID-19 variant updates.
The latest COVID-19 variant updates in the United Kingdom.

Latest health care data indicate that 1,508 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds (as of 21 June) – highest since 28 April 2021 2021, and 250 patients are requiring intensive care support (as of 22 June), highest number since 22 April 2021, and there were 211 new Covid-19 admissions (on the 19 June), all three an increasing 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 23 June 2021:

(previous figures and changes in brackets)

16,135 positive tests in the last 24 hours | ↗️ 𝟳𝟴.𝟮% vs last week
211 hospital admissions as of 16 June | ↗️ 𝟭𝟴.𝟱% vs last week
1,508 hospital in-patients as of 20 June | ↗️ 𝟮𝟴% vs last week
250 patients on ventilation beds as of 21 June | ↗️ 𝟮𝟭.𝟯% vs last week
19 deaths in the last 24 hours | ↗️ 𝟭𝟭𝟭.𝟭% vs last week

4,667,870 total positive cases (recorded) since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
128,027 total deaths – number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result (for COVID-19 reported up to 23 June 2021)

Additional Data:

📈 𝟭𝟲,𝟭𝟯𝟱 daily
↗️ 𝟳𝟴.𝟮% vs last week
📈 𝟳𝟵,𝟰𝟴𝟭 weekly
↗️ 𝟰𝟯.𝟵%

📉 𝟮𝟭𝟭 daily
↗️ 𝟭𝟴.𝟱% vs last week
📈 𝟭,𝟱𝟲𝟵 weekly
↗️ 𝟮𝟰.𝟴%

📉 𝟭𝟵 daily
↗️ 𝟭𝟭𝟭.𝟭% vs last week
📈 𝟭𝟬𝟭 weekly
↗️ 𝟱𝟯%

7-Day UK COVID-19 Data – Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 23 June 2021.

People vaccinated in the UK: (up to and including 22 June 2021)

• 💉43,448,680 first doses
📈 82.49% of UK adults (18+)
📈 65.05% of UK population

• 💉31,740,115 fully vaccinated
📈 60.26% of UK adults (18+)
📈 47.52% of UK population

People vaccinated in the UK up to and including 22 June 2021.

Estimated ®️ number: (report as of 11 June 2021)

  • Latest R range for England 1.2 to 1.4
  • Latest growth rate range for England +3% to +6% per day
  • An R value between 1.2 and 1.4 means that, on average, every 10 people infected will infect between 12 and 14 other people. A growth rate of between 3% and 6% means that the number of new infections is growing by between 3% and 6% 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:

  • 201,826 new cases in total 🦠 highest 28-day infections since 17 March 2021
  • 279 deaths in total

Days since:

  • 510 days since the first reported UK case
  • 474 days since the first reported UK death

The total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes: 152,490 – Registered up to Friday 11 June 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, PhD physical scientist, research & development, governor NHS FT hospital.
J.N. PAQUET, Author & Journalist, Editor of PMP Magazine.


[This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 23 June 2021. | The author writes in a personal capacity.]