131 deaths due to Covid-19 sadly reported in the UK in 24 hours, together with 23,511 new coronavirus infections. There were also 984,394 new virus infections reported in the past 28 days.

First published in July 2021.

📆 Today’s Summary.

544 days since the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was first reported in Britain, and 508 days since the first reported death, the virus has now been responsible for infecting 5,745,526 people in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data) and responsible for at least 129,303 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test result).

Official data currently indicate there have been 153,342 deaths in total, where the deceased person’s death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday 16 July 2021, according to Public Health England (PHE).

🔍 The Details.

Today’s data in the UK sadly indicate that 131 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours due to Covid-19the highest daily number of reported deaths since 17 March 2021 – while transmission of the virus is of increasing concern, with further 23,511 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 35,157, and the average (28-day) reported daily number of coronavirus deaths has risen to 42.

The 14-day cumulative number of infections reported has increased by 28.1% in the past 14 days from 438,732 to 561,896 (14-day totals, from 14 to 27 July 2021).

Latest health care data indicate that there were 945 Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 22 July (the highest since 25 February 2021), 5,918 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 26 July (the highest since 18 March 2021), and 820 patients are requiring intensive care support as of 26 July (the highest since 19 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.

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🧬 Variants News.


📉 𝟳𝟯,𝟮𝟳𝟬 sequenced cases in the last 28 days
↗️ 𝟵𝟵.𝟯𝟯% of all sequenced cases


📉 𝟰𝟭𝟬 sequenced cases in the last 28 days
↘️ 𝟬.𝟱𝟲% of all sequenced cases

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

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 27 July 2021

📉 𝟮𝟯,𝟱𝟭𝟭 daily
↘️️ -49.5% vs last week
📉 𝟯𝟰𝟰.𝟭 per 100k population daily
↘️ -30.8% vs last week
📉 𝟮𝟮𝟵,𝟴𝟮𝟴 weekly
↘️ -30.8% vs last week

📈 𝟵𝟰𝟱 daily highest since 25 Feb 2021 (968)
↗️ +22.7% vs last week
📈 𝟱,𝟴𝟱𝟭 weekly
↗️ +24.9% vs last week

📈 𝟱,𝟵𝟭𝟴 daily highest since 18 March 2021 (6,150)
↗️ +28.2% vs last week

📈 𝟴𝟮𝟬 daily highest since 19 March 2021 (830)
↗️ +34.2% vs last week

📈 𝟭𝟯𝟭 daily highest since 17 March 2021 (141)
↗️ +36.5% vs last week
📈 𝟰𝟴𝟬 weekly
↗️ +40.4% vs last week

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

🔴 5,745,526 positive cases so far (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
⚫️ 129,303 deaths so far – Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result (for COVID-19 reported up to 26 July 2021)
⚫️ 153,342 total deaths – Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes – Registered up to Friday 16 July 2021

7-Day UK COVID-19 Data – Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 27 July 2021.

💉 Vaccination Data

People vaccinated in the UK: (up to and including 26 July 2021)

• 💉46,653,796 first doses
📈 88.21% of UK adults (aged 18+)
📈 69.55% of total UK population

• 💉37,459,060 fully vaccinated
📈 70.82% of UK adults (aged 18+)
📈 55.84% of total UK population

* Using latest ONS population data published on 25 June 2021

People vaccinated in the UK up to and including 26 July 2021.
Vaccination Data UK up to and including 26 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 26 July 2021, 55.84% 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 23 July 2021)

  • Latest R range for England 1.2 to 1.4
  • Latest growth rate range for England +4% to +6% 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 4% and 6% means that the number of new infections is growing by between 4% and 6% every day. These estimates represent the transmission of COVID-19 two to three 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:

  • 984,394 new cases in total 🦠 highest 28-day infections since 4 February 2021
  • 1,177 deaths in the last 28 days - the highest 28-day number of deaths since 16 April 2021

Days since:

  • 544 days since the first reported UK case
  • 508 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

🧮 Special thanks: @JoePajak


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 27 July 2021. | The authors write in a personal capacity.]