48 lives lost due to Covid-19 and an additional 26,476 coronavirus infections reported in 24h. 235,090 new virus infections reported in the past 7 days. 805 deaths in 7 days.

First published in August 2021.

📆 #TodayInCOVID

🦠 26,476 cases ↘️
🦠 235,090 cases in 7 days ↘️
🦠 350.5 cases/100k ↘️

🏥 969 hospitalisations ↔️
🏥️ 6,942 patients in hospital️️ ↔️️
🛏️ 982 in ICU beds ↔️️

🕯️ 48 deaths ↘️
🕯️ 805 deaths in 7 days ↗️
🕯️ 2,744 in 28 days ↗️

💉 42.7m fully vaccinated
💉 63.68% of UK population fully vaccinated

®️ 1.01.1 in England ↗️

🦠 6,757,650 cases so far
🕯️ 155,465 total deaths

↗️ Increasing | ↘️ Decreasing | ↔️ Unchanged

Today’s data in the UK sadly indicate that a further 48 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours due to Covid-19, while transmission of the virus continues to be of concern, with further 26,476 new infections reported in the last 24 hours.

Note: Because of a public holiday, no data have been updated for Wales and only headline cases, vaccinations and deaths are available from Northern Ireland. UK cases, vaccinations and deaths by report date therefore only include those newly reported from England, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

It is worth noting the total number of new coronavirus infections, and deaths due to the virus, reported in the last 7 days of Covid-19 data. The total number of coronavirus infections reported in the last 7 days was 235,090 while 805 deaths due to coronavirus have been reported in the last 7 days. This equates on average to around 115 deaths each of the past 7 days.

If this was to be the “new normal” for daily deaths caused by Covid-19, then annually this would equate to around 41,975 deaths.

What is normal about that?

Latest health care data indicate that there were 969 Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 24 August 2021 (the highest number reported to be admitted in one day since 25 February 2021), while 6,942 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 26 August 2021, and 982 patients are requiring intensive care support as of 25 August 2021 – the highest number since 15 March 2021 – all three measures an increasing concern for our over-stretched National Health Service.

578 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain, and 542 days since the first reported death, the virus has now been responsible for infecting over 6.7 million people (6,757,650 reported, to be precise) in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data) and responsible for at least 132,485 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test result).

Official data currently indicate there have been 155,465 deaths in total, where the deceased person’s death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday 13 August 2021, according to Public Health England (PHE).

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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  • Changes to green and red travel lists, from 4am on 30 August – UK WIDE

Montenegro and Thailand will move to the red list. The Azores, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania and Switzerland will move to the green list.

  • If you have had contact with someone who has tested positive – ENGLAND

If you are fully vaccinated, or under 18, you no longer need to self-isolate after close contact with someone who has COVID-19. If you have symptoms you should still isolate and take a PCR test. Find out when to self-isolate and what to do on the NHS website.

  • Vaccinations for young peopleENGLAND

16 and 17-year-olds can now get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. They will be contacted and invited by the NHS but cannot book online.

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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 (Sequencing as of 29 August 2021)


📉 42,438 sequenced cases in the last 28 days
↘️ 45.96% of all sequenced cases


📈 42,280
↗️ 45.79%


📉 2,630
↘️ 2.85%

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

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.

📈 UK COVID-19 data (reported on 29 August 2021)

📉 26,476 daily
↘️ -17.0% vs last week
📉 235,090 in 7 days
↗️ +1.8%
📉 350.5 per 100k daily
↗️ +1.8%

King’s College ESTIMATE 🦠
📈 56,067 daily cases

📈 969 daily – UnchangedHighest since 25 Feb (969)
↔️ +1.4%
📈 6,294 in 7 days
↔️ +6.7%

📈 6,942 daily – Unchanged
↔️ +7.2%

📈 982 daily – Unchanged Highest since 15 March (1,016)
↔️ +5.8%

📉 48 daily
↗️ +20.0%
📈 805 in 7 days
↗️ +14.8%
📈 2,744 in 28 days
↗️ +10.9%

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

🦠 6,757,650 positive cases so far to date (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
🕯️ 132,485 deaths so far – Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result
🕯️ 155,465 total deaths – Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes– Registered up to Friday 13 August 2021

7-Day UK COVID-19 Data – Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 30 August 2021.

💉 Vaccination UK (up to and including 29 August 2021)

💉48,024,928 first doses
📈 90.80% of UK adults (aged 18+)
📈 88.36% of UK population (aged 16+)
📈 71.59% of total UK population

💉42,718,652 fully vaccinated
📈 80.77% of UK adults (aged 18+)
📈 78.59% of UK population (aged 16+)
📈 63.68% of total UK population

Estimates suggest that around 12 million children in the UK – aged 15 and below – remain unvaccinated.

People vaccinated in the UK up to and including 29 August 2021.

In summary, as of 29 August 2021:

  • 63.68% of the total UK population (all ages) had received two doses of a vaccine against the virus (one that for the vaccines currently being used requires 2 doses).
  • 78.59% of the UK population (aged 16 and above) had received two doses of a vaccine against the virus (one that for the vaccines currently being used requires 2 doses).
  • 80.77% of the UK population (aged 18 and above) had received two doses of a vaccine against the virus (one that for the vaccines currently being used requires 2 doses)

PMP Xtra

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)

(Source ▪ ONS)

Estimated ®️ number: (report as of 27 August 2021)

  • Latest R range for England 1.0 to 1.1
  • Latest growth rate range for England 0% to +2% per day
  • An R value between 1.0 and 1.1 means that, on average, every 10 people infected will infect between 10 and 11 other people. A growth rate of between 0% and +2% means that the number of new infections could be growing by up to 2% 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.

Estimates of the percentage of the population testing positive for COVID-19:

Latest ONS Covid-19 Infection Survey data showing COVID-19 infections have increased in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

New infections and deaths in the last 28 days:

  • 863,789 new cases in total in the last 28 days
  • 2,744 deaths in the last 28 days

Days since:

  • 578 days since the first reported UK case
  • 542 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: https://vip.politicsmeanspolitics.com/tag/uk-covid-19-chart/

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

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

🗃️ Sources: @CovidGenomicsUK | @PHE_uk | @ONS

🧮 Special thanks: @JoePajak & #NHS


Dr Joe Pajak, PhD physical scientist, research & development, governor NHS FT hospital.
J.N. PAQUET, Author & Journalist, Editor of PMP Magazine.