32,551 new coronavirus infections and sadly 35 further deaths due to Covid-19 reported in 24 hours, together with 487,831 new infections reported in the past 28 days.

First published in July 2021.

📆 Today’s Summary.

525 days since the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was first reported in Britain, it has now been responsible for infecting 5,022,893 people in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data)  and the virus has been responsible for at least 128,336 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test result). Official data currently indicate there have been 152,725 deaths in total, where the deceased person’s death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday 25 June 2021, according to Public Health England (PHE).

🔍 The Details.

Today’s data in the UK sadly indicate that 35 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours due to Covid-19, while transmission of the virus is of increasing concern, with a further 32,551 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 17,423 (the highest 28-day average since 20 February 2021), and the average (28-day) reported daily number of coronavirus deaths has risen to 17 (the highest 28-day average since 13 May 2021).

The 14-day cumulative number of infections reported has increased by 126.7% in the past 14 days from 151,692 to 343,824 (14-day totals, from 25 June 2021 to 8 July 2021). While the official 7-day cumulative equivalent reported today shows an increase of 34.9% in the relevant 7-day period.

Latest health care data indicate that: there were 456 new Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 4 July (the highest since 15 March 2021), 2,636 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 7 July (the highest since 10 April 2021), and 417 patients are requiring intensive care support as of 7 July (the highest since 8 April 2021) – all three measures increasingly a serious concern for our National Health Service.

These data are providing important detail and appear to indicate that the link has not been completely severed between infections, hospitalisations, intensive care support and deaths due to the virus.

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.

🗺️ UK Government Roadmap.

• 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. ✅
• S̶t̶e̶p̶ ̶4̶:̶ ̶2̶1̶ ̶J̶u̶n̶e̶ ̶🚦̶ ̶F̶i̶n̶a̶l̶ ̶r̶e̶l̶a̶x̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶r̶e̶s̶t̶r̶i̶c̶t̶i̶o̶n̶s̶ ̶d̶e̶l̶a̶y̶e̶d̶.  ❌
• Step 4: 19 July 🚦 “Terminus Date”: Final restrictions lifted.

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PM Boris Johnson. | Number 10

💬 Comments of the Day.

Britain is again at another crucial juncture.

All the data continues to trend upwards. It is absolutely not the right time to be relaxing these vitally important ‘public health’ restrictions. As powerfully evidenced and explained in the recently published letter in The Lancet, led by Dr Deepti Gurdasani.

  • The letter was signed by over 100 scientists explaining why a policy that allows mass infection should not be an option:
Mass infection is not an option: we must do more to protect our young
As the third wave of the pandemic takes hold across England, the UK Government plansto further re-open the nation. Implicit in this decision is the acceptance that infectionswill surge, but that this does not matter because vaccines have “broken the link betweeninfection and mortality”.1 On July …
  • As the WHO calls “epidemiological stupidity” the idea of letting people get infected with Covid-19 in early Covid reopening, what do experts and health professionals think about the government’s handling of the situation?
Essentially, a government GIVING UP protecting its citizens.
As the WHO calls “epidemiological stupidity” the idea of letting people get infected with Covid-19 in early Covid reopening, what do experts and health professionals think about the government’s handling of the situation?
  • Sign the Parliament Petition today to get the UK Government to offer the Covid-19 vaccine to under 18s:
Petition: Offer the Covid-19 vaccine to under 18s
Now that all adults are being offered the vaccine, most youth have so far remained unvaccinated, and unsurprisingly, the delta variant seems to disproportionately affect youth (likely as they are unvaccinated), significantly more than adults. The UK Government must take action to address this.

🧬 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 8 July 2021

📈 32,551 daily
↗️ +16.3% vs last week
📈 197,464 weekly
↗️ +34.9% vs last week

📈 456 daily
↗️ +74.7% vs last week
📈 2,661 weekly
↗️ +51.5% vs last week

📈 2,636 daily
↗️ +46.0% vs last week
📈 17,302 weekly

📈 417 daily
↗️ +45.3% vs last week
📈 2,749 weekly

📈 35 daily
↗️ +59.1% vs last week
📈 174 weekly
↗️ +52.6% vs last week

🔴 5,022,893 positive cases so far (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
⚫️ 128,336 deaths so far – Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result (for COVID-19 reported up to 8 July 2021)
⚫️ 152,725 total deaths – Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes – Registered up to Friday 25 June 2021.

7-Day UK COVID-19 Data – Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 8 July 2021.

💉 Vaccination Data

People vaccinated in the UK: (up to and including 7 July 2021)

• 💉45,601,445 first doses
📈 86.22% of UK adults (aged 18 and above)
📈 67.98% of the total UK population

• 💉34,198,779 fully vaccinated
📈 64.66% of UK adults (aged 18 and above)
📈 50.98% of the total UK population

* Using latest ONS population data published on 25 June 2021

People vaccinated in the UK up to and including 7 July 2021.

UK vaccination daily numbers continue to fall by 7 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 7 July 2021, 50.98% 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 1.1 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:

  • 487,831 new cases in total 🦠 highest 28-day infections since 20 February 2021
  • 469 deaths in total in the last 28 days highest 28-day number of deaths since 12 May 2021

Days since:

  • 525 days since the first reported UK case
  • 489 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 #COVID19 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 8 July 2021. | The author writes in a personal capacity.]