27,125 new coronavirus infections and sadly 27 further deaths due to Covid-19 have been reported in 24 hours, together with 355,262 new infections reported in the past 28 days.

First published in July 2021.

📆 Today’s Summary.

519 days since the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was first reported in Britain, it has infected 4,855,169 people in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data)  and the virus has been responsible for at least 128,189 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test result). Official data currently indicate there have been 152,606 deaths in total, where the deceased person’s death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday 18 June 2021, according to Public Health England (PHE).

🔍 The Details.

Today’s data in the UK sadly indicate that 27 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours due to Covid-19. Transmission of the virus is of increasing concern, with a further 27,125 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 12,688 (the highest 28-day average since 28 February 2021), and the average (28-day) reported daily number of coronavirus deaths (13).

The 14-day cumulative number of infections reported has increased by 122.6% in the past 14 days from 111,632 to 248,537 (14-day totals, from 19 June 2021 to 2 July 2021). While, the official 7-day cumulative equivalent reported today shows an increase of 74.2% in the relevant 7-day period.

Latest health care data indicate that 1,795 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds (as of 30 June) and 300 patients are requiring intensive care support (as of 1 July), and there were 304 new Covid-19 admissions (on the 28 June) – all three increasingly a concern for our National Health Service, if not our government?

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 2: 12 April 🚦 Non-essential shops ✅
Step 3: 17 May 🚦 Social contact, outdoors, travel abroad ✅
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💬 Comment of the Day.

According to the latest ONS data, the percentage of people testing positive last week has increased in all age groups except those aged 70 years and over, especially the School Years 7 to 11 and School Year 12 to Age 24 groups.

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In England, in the same period, the percentage of people testing positive has continued to increase with what the ONS estimates to be around 1 in 260 people. In Wales, the ONS estimates that around 1 in 450 people have tested positive to COVID-19. In Scotland, the estimate is 1 in 150 people and finally in Northern Ireland, the ONS estimates that around 1 in 670 people have tested positive last week.

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🧬 Variants News.

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.

📈 Full Data Today

UK COVID-19 data 🦠 reported on 2 July 2021

📈 27,125 daily
↗️ +71.5% vs last week
📈 157,675 weekly
↗️ +74.2% vs last week

📈 304 daily
↗️ +35.7% vs last week
📈 1,825 weekly
↗️ +16.5% vs last week

📈 1,795 daily
↗️ +20.7% vs last week
📈 12,883 weekly

📈 300 daily
↗️ +15.8% vs last week
📈 2,202 weekly

📈 27 daily
↗️ +50% vs last week
📈 123 weekly
↗️ +11.8% vs last week

🔴 4,855,169 positive cases so far (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
⚫️ 128,189 deaths so far – Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result (for COVID-19 reported up to 2 July 2021)
⚫️ 152,606 total deaths – Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes – Registered up to Friday 18 June 2021.

7-Day UK COVID-19 Data – Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 2 July 2021.

💉 Vaccination Data

People vaccinated in the UK: (up to and including 1 July 2021)

• 💉45,013,503 first doses
📈 85.11% of UK adults (18+)
📈 67.10% of the total UK population

• 💉33,241,265 fully vaccinated
📈 62.85% of UK adults (18+)
📈 49.55% of the total UK population

* Using latest ONS population data published on 25 June 2021

People vaccinated in the UK up to and including 1 July 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 1 July 2021, 49.55% 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 2 July 2021)

  • Latest R range for England 1.1 to 1.3
  • Latest growth rate range for England +2% to +5% per day
  • An R value between 1.1 and 1.3 means that, on average, every 10 people infected will infect between 11 and 13 other people. A growth rate of between 2% and 5% means that the number of new infections is growing by between 2% and 5% 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:

  • 355,262 new cases in total 🦠 highest 28-day infections since 28 February 2021
  • 366 deaths in total in the last 28 days

Days since:

  • 519 days since the first reported UK case
  • 483 days since the first reported UK death

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:

📈 Full Daily UK COVID-19 Charts & Comments via #TodayInCovid, at: https://vip.politicsmeanspolitics.com/tag/uk-covid-19-chart/

🧬 Full #Variants Sequencing Data, at: https://vip.politicsmeanspolitics.com/uk-covid-19-variant-updates/

🦠 Everything #COVID19, at: https://vip.politicsmeanspolitics.com/covid19/

🗃️ Sources: @CovidGenomicsUK | @PHE_uk | @ONS


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 2 July 2021. | The author writes in a personal capacity.]