48,533 new coronavirus infections and 63 new deaths due to Covid-19 in 24 hours, together with 690,833 new infections reported in the past 28 days.

First published in July 2021.

📆 Today’s Summary.

532 days since the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was first reported in Britain, it has now been responsible for infecting 5,281,098 people in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data)  and the virus has been responsible for at least 128,593 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test result). Official data currently indicate there have been 152,856 deaths in total, where the deceased person’s death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday 2 July 2021, according to Public Health England (PHE).

🔍 The Details.

Today’s data in the UK sadly indicate that 63 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours due to Covid-19 (the highest daily number since 26 March 2021), while transmission of the virus is of increasing concern, with a further 48,533 new infections reported in the last 24 hours (the highest daily number since 15 January 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 at 24,673 (the highest 28-day average since 12 February 2021), and the average (28-day) reported daily number of coronavirus deaths has risen to 23.

The 14-day cumulative number of infections reported has increased by 84.8% in the past 14 days from 248,537 to 459,296 (14-day totals, from 2 July 2021 to 15 July 2021). While the official 7-day cumulative equivalent reported today shows an increase of 32.6% in the relevant 7-day period.

Latest health care data indicate that: there were 582 new Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 11 July, 3,786 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 14 July (the highest since 30 March 2021), and 545 patients are requiring intensive care support as of 14 July (the highest since 31 March 2021) – all three measures increasingly a serious 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.

🗺️ 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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🧬 Variants News.


📈 𝟳𝟳,𝟳𝟱𝟭 sequenced cases in the last 28 days
↗️ 𝟵𝟴.𝟯𝟰% of all sequenced cases


📉 𝟭,𝟭𝟳𝟬 sequenced cases in the last 28 days
↘️ 𝟭.𝟰𝟴% of all sequenced cases

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 15 July 2021

📈 48,553 daily – highest since 15 January 2021
↗️ +49.2% vs last week
📈 392 per 100k population daily – highest since 22 January 2021
↗️ +32.6% vs last week
📈 261,832 weekly
↗️ +32.6% vs last week

📈 582 daily – highest since 6 March 2021
↗️ +26.5% vs last week
📈 3,933 weekly
↗️ +46.8% vs last week

📈 3,786 daily – highest since 30 March 2021
↗️ +42.8% vs last week

📈 545 daily – highest since 31 March 2021
↗️ +30.7% vs last week

📈 63 daily – highest since 26 March 2021
↗️ +80.0% vs last week
📈 257 weekly
↗️ +47.7% vs last week

📈 Increasing figure | 📉 Decreasing figure | ↗️ Increasing % | ↘️ Decreasing %

🔴 5,281,098 positive cases so far (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
⚫️ 128,593 deaths so far – Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result (for COVID-19 reported up to 15 July 2021)
⚫️ 152,856 total deaths – Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes – Registered up to Friday 2 July 2021.

7-Day UK COVID-19 Data – Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 15 July 2021.

💉 Vaccination Data

People vaccinated in the UK: (up to and including 14 July 2021)

• 💉46,097,464 first doses
📈 87.16% of UK adults (18 & above)
📈 68.72% of the total UK population

• 💉35,341,428 fully vaccinated
📈 66.82% of UK adults (18 & above)
📈 52.68% of the total UK population

* Using latest ONS population data published on 25 June 2021

People vaccinated in the UK up to and including 14 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 14 July 2021, 52.68% 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 9 July 2021)

  • Latest R range for England 1.2 to 1.5
  • Latest growth rate range for England +3% to +7% per day
  • An R value between 1.2 and 1.5 means that, on average, every 10 people infected will infect between 12 and 15 other people. A growth rate of between 3% and 7% means that the number of new infections is growing by between 3% and 7% 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:

  • 690,833 new cases in total 🦠 highest 28-day infections since 12 February 2021
  • 648 deaths in total in the last 28 days highest 28-day number of deaths since 4 May 2021

Days since:

  • 532 days since the first reported UK case
  • 496 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 15 July 2021. | The authors write in a personal capacity.]