14,876 new coronavirus infections and sadly 11 deaths due to Covid-19 have been reported in 24 hours, together with 253,123 new infections reported in the past 28 days.
First published in June 2021.
- 📆 Today’s Summary
- 🔍 The Details
- 💬 Comment of the Day
- 🧬 Variants News
- 📈 Full Data Today
- 💉 Vaccination Data
- 📄 Additional Data
- 📌 Data Sources
📆 Today’s Summary.
514 days since the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was first reported in Britain, it has infected 4,732,434 people in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data); and the virus has been responsible for at least 128,100 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).
🔍 The Details.
Today’s data in the UK sadly indicate that 11 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours due to Covid-19. Transmission of the virus is of increasing concern, with a further 14,876* new infections reported in the last 24 hours.
(*PHE official note – 27 June 2021: Delayed reporting of cases data in England.
Because of a technical issue, there was a delay to the processing of a subset of cases data in England yesterday. This means that the reported number of cases would be lower than expected. Outstanding cases will be reported in the next update.)
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 9,040 (the highest 28-day average since 9 March 2021), and the average (28-day) reported daily number of coronavirus deaths (11).
The 14-day cumulative number of infections reported has increased by 93.0% in the past 14 days from 87,872 to 169,610 (14-day totals, from 14 June 2021 to 27 June 2021). While, the official 7-day cumulative equivalent reported today shows an increase of 58.7% in the relevant 7-day period.
Latest health care data indicate that 1,505 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds (as of 24 June) and 259 patients are requiring intensive care support (as of 24 June), and there were 227 new Covid-19 admissions (on the 22 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.
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• 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 ✅
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• Step 4: 19 July 🚦 “Terminus Date”: Final restrictions to be lifted ❓
💬 Comment of the Day.
The BBC’s Andrew Marr revealed on Sunday that he caught a “very nasty” Covid following his trip to cover the G7 summit in Cornwall, despite being double-vaccinated. Opening his weekly Sunday show, he said: “A warm thank you to Nick Robinson for standing in for me last week. I had a bit of Covid last week, despite being double-jabbed, and very nasty it was too.”
There is no better opportunity to debunk the myth that double-vaccinated people are fully bulletproofed against COVID-19 – and, therefore, should be able to travel abroad, attend sports events, concerts, discos, you name it without any restrictions...
Spoiler: they are not!
The latest PHE data indeed shows that although the vaccine is essential for all (and by all means do get the jab as soon as you can!), it does not, however, protect 100% against COVID-19.
Take a look at the cases by vaccination status among Delta variant cases last week. When 58.5% of all cases were among unvaccinated people, 21.7% were among single-vaccinated, and... 7.9% were among double-vaccinated.
As for the data of deaths by vaccination status among Delta variant cases, it shows that 42.7% of all cases were among double-vaccinated people, 17.1% were single-vaccinated, and 37.6% were among unvaccinated people.
Why is the government not telling the British public that being double-vaccinated does not make you invincible? Because of its herd immunity strategy? Because it is afraid people would stop taking the jab?
Let’s have this conversation? Andrew Marr was right to let his viewers know that it is possible to catch COVID-19 when double-vaccinated, and have a bad covid.
Whether the Libertarian Minions out there like it or not, there is a very strong case to continue to be extra cautious with the Delta variant even when double-vaccinated because the data, not dates, prove it is still necessary.
Whether you have not been vaccinated yet, or have received a single dose or are fully vaccinated, please, wear a mask, wash your hands, and ventilate indoors.
🧬 Variants News.
Find out more about the latest data on COVID-19 variants:
📈 Full Data Today
UK COVID-19 data 🦠 reported on 27 June 2021
(previous figures and changes in brackets)
📉 14,876 daily
↗️ +60.2% vs last week
📈 104,052 weekly
↗️ +58.7% vs last week
📈 227 daily
↗️ +2.3% vs last week
📈 1,557 weekly
↗️ +10.3% vs last week
📈 1,505 daily
↗️ +14.2% vs last week
• ON VENTILATION BEDS
📈 259 daily
↗️ +23.3% vs last week
📉 11 daily
↗️ +83.3% vs last week
📈 124 weekly
↗️ +72.2% vs last week
🔴 4,732,434 total positive cases (recorded) since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
⚫️ 128,100 total deaths – number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result (for COVID-19 reported up to 27 June 2021)
7-Day UK COVID-19 Data – Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 27 June 2021.
💉 Vaccination Data
People vaccinated in the UK: (up to and including 25 June 2021)
• 💉44,314,799 first doses
📈 83.79% of UK adults (18+)
📈 66.06% of the total UK population
• 💉32,460,191 fully vaccinated
📈 61.37% of UK adults (18+)
📈 48.39% of the total UK population
* Using latest ONS population data published on 25 June 2021
People vaccinated in the UK up to and including 25 June 2021.
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 26 June 2021, 48.39% 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).
📄 Additional Data
Estimated ®️ number: (report as of 26 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:
- 253,123 new cases in total 🦠 highest 28-day infections since 9 March 2021
- 319 deaths in total in the last 28 days
- 514 days since the first reported UK case
- 478 days since the first reported UK death
Long COVID estimate: (ONS data, as of 2 May 2021)
- Number of people with self-reported Long COVID: 1,021,000
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 Sources:
- Daily summary: Coronavirus in the UK | UK Government
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) NHS Advice | PMP Magazine
- Variants: distribution of cases data | Public Health England
- Vaccination Data | UK Government
- What’s new | UK Government
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK | ONS
- United Kingdom population mid-year estimate | ONS
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[This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 27 June 2021. | The author writes in a personal capacity.]