15,810 new coronavirus infections and sadly 18 deaths due to Covid-19 have been reported in 24 hours, together with 226,615 new infections reported in the past 28 days.

First published in June 2021.

Today’s Summary.

512 days since the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was first reported in Britain, it has infected 4,699,868 people in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data); and the virus has been responsible for at least 128,066 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: 67,081,234 (last year: 66,796,800), via ONS (subject to changes in population over the year). These figures were updated on 25 June 2021.

  • Adult population (aged 18 and above) = 52,890,044 (last year: 52,673,433)
  • Population aged 16 and above = 54,353,665 (last year: 54,098,971)
  • Population aged 11 and above = 58,325,411 (last year: 57,975,918)
  • Population aged 5 and above = 63,298,904 (last year: 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. So where is the vaccination strategy for children and young people in the UK?

As of 24 June 2021, 47.83% 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 18 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours due to Covid-19. Transmission of the virus is of increasing concern, with a further 15,810 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 at 8,093 the highest 28-day, and the average (28-day) reported daily number of coronavirus deaths (11).

The 14-day cumulative number of infections reported has increased by 91.4% in the past 14 days from 79,263 to 151,692 (14-day totals, from 12 June 2021 to 25 June 2021). While, the official 7-day cumulative equivalent reported today shows an increase of 47.9% in the relevant 7-day period.

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Comment of the Day.

After Matt Hancock’s cheating story and late apology, Boris Johnson’s spokesperson told the media briefing that “the health secretary set out that he accepted he breached the social distancing guidelines, and he has apologised for that. The prime minister has accepted the health secretary’s apology and considers the matter closed.”

Hannah Brady, spokesperson of Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice U.K (@CovidJusticeUK), a group of families bereaved by Covid, and daughter of Shaun Brady, a Key Worker who died of Covid on 16 May 2020, wrote to PM Boris Johnson on Friday:

“To allow Matt Hancock to continue to hold the position of health secretary compounds the heartbreak of bereaved families who sacrificed so much whilst he broke the rules.

“It is not only an insult to bereaved families and all those who have obeyed the rules, but undermines the public’s trust in measures designed to save others from the loss we have suffered.

“If Matt Hancock is unable to find the decency to do the right thing and resign his position, it is paramount that you relieve him of it.”

BBC News

CovidJusticeUK’s statement earlier on Friday was very strong too:

“Up and down the country, bereaved families have been doing everything they can to follow the rules and prevent further loss of life.

“But it’s clear Matt Hancock thought that ‘hands, face, space’ was a rule for everyone else.

“For bereaved families to know that the man responsible for public health in this country, was ignoring the rules whilst we were unable to hug friends and family at our loved ones funerals, is heartbreaking.

For Boris Johnson to keep him in his position is a slap in the face to bereaved families.

“He himself described Hancock as “fucking hopeless” over a year ago, even before he went on to disastrously handle PPE, care homes, Test and Trace and ultimately oversee the deaths of 150,000 people. Hancock has treated bereaved families with contempt.

“He’s got to go and he should have gone a long time ago.”

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 1,485 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds (as of 23 June) and 259 patients are requiring intensive care support (as of 24 June), and there were 224 new Covid-19 admissions (on the 21 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 25 June 2021:

(previous figures and changes in brackets)

📉 15,810 daily
↗️ +50.9% vs last week
📈 90,511 weekly
↗️ +47.9% vs last week

📈 224 daily
↗️ +2.3% vs last week
📈 1,556 weekly
↗️ +13.4% vs last week

📉 1,485 daily
↗️ +18.5% vs last week

📈 259 daily
↗️ +23.3% vs last week

📉 18 daily
↗️ +63.6% vs last week
📈 110 weekly
↗️ +52.8% vs last week

🔴 4,699,868 total positive cases (recorded) since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
⚫️ 128,066 total deaths – number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result (for COVID-19 reported up to 25 June 2021)

7-Day UK COVID-19 Data – Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 25 June 2021.

People vaccinated in the UK: (up to and including 24 June 2021)

• 💉43,877,861 first doses
📈 82.96% of UK adults (18+)
📈 65.41% of the total UK population

• 💉32,085,916 fully vaccinated
📈 60.67% of UK adults (18+)
📈 47.83% of the total UK population

* Using latest ONS population data published on 25th June 2021

People vaccinated in the UK up to and including 24 June 2021.

Estimated ®️ number: (report as of 25 June 2021)

  • Latest R range for England 1.2 to 1.4
  • Latest growth rate range for England +3% to +5% 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:

  • 226,615 new cases in total 🦠 highest 28-day infections since 13 March 2021
  • 298 deaths in total in the last 28 days

Days since:

  • 512 days since the first reported UK case
  • 476 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 25 June 2021. | The author writes in a personal capacity.]