50 lives lost due to Covid-19 and an additional 32,181 coronavirus infections reported in 24 hours. 236,433 new virus infections reported in the past 7 days. 1,386 UK deaths due to Covid-19 in the last 14 days.

First published in August 2021.

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🦠 32,181 cases ↗️
🦠 236,433 cases in 7 days ↗️
🦠 352.5 cases/100k ↗️

🏥 901 hospitalisations ↘️
🏥️ 7,015 patients in hospital ↗️
🛏️ 988 in ICU beds ↗️

🕯️ 50 deaths ↗️
🕯️ 681 deaths in 7 days ↘️
🕯️ 2,656 in 28 days ↘️

💉 42.7m double vaccinated
💉 63.79% of UK population double vaccinated

®️ 1.01.1 in England ↗️

🦠 6,789,581 cases so far
🕯️ 155,465 total deaths

↗️ Increasing | ↘️ Decreasing | ↔️ Unchanged

Today’s data in the UK sadly indicate that a further 50 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 32,181 new infections reported in the last 24 hours.

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 236,433 while 681 deaths due to coronavirus have been reported in the last 7 days. This equates on average to around 97 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 35,509 deaths.

What is normal about that?

Latest health care data indicate that there were 901 Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 27 August 2021; while 7,015 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 27 August 2021, and 988 patients are requiring intensive care support as of 27 August 2021 – both these are the highest number since 15 March 2021 – all three measures an increasing concern for our over-stretched National Health Service.

579 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain, and 543 days since the first reported death, the virus has now been responsible for infecting over 6.7 million people (6,789,581 reported, to be precise) in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data) and responsible for at least 132,535 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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There are currently 7,015 people in hospital with infections – highest since 15 March – and 988 patients in ICU beds. It is all trending upwards unlike in March when there was last this number in hospital and data was then trending downwards.

The impact of the lack of restrictions in the UK is ever clearer.


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The potential dreadful impact of the Delta variant on children, school staff, families, and communities should be ringing alarm bells across the country. Further delay is inexcusable. Opposition MPs should demand urgent action. This is a preventable disaster.

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🧬 Variants News (Sequencing as of 31 August 2021)

The subtype Delta AY.4 variant has now overtaken the Delta variant in the UK. 10 other subtypes are also growing in the country at different pace.


📈 47,061 sequenced cases in the last 28 days
↗️ 47.71% of all sequenced cases


📉 43,374
↘️ 43.98%


📉 2,778
↘️ 2.82%

📈 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 31 August 2021)

📈 32,181 daily
↗️ +4.4% vs last week
📈 236,433 in 7 days
↗️ +0.7%
📈 352.5 per 100k daily
↗️ +0.7%

King’s College ESTIMATE 🦠
📈 55,772 daily cases

📉 901 daily
↗️ +4.3%
📈 6,479 in 7 days
↗️ +6.0%

📈 7,015 daily – Highest since 15 March (7,207)
↗️ +8.1%

📈 988 daily – Highest since 15 March (1,016)
↗️ +3.5%

📈 50 daily
↘️ -71.3%
📉 681 in 7 days
↘️ -3.4%
📉 2,656 in 28 days
↗️ +5.5%

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

🦠 6,789,581 positive cases so far to date (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
🕯️ 132,535 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 31 August 2021.

💉 Vaccination UK (up to and including 30 August 2021)

💉48,048,009 first doses
📈 90.85% of UK adults (aged 18+)
📈 88.40% of UK population (aged 16+)
📈 71.63% of total UK population

💉42,790,585 second doses
📈 80.90% of UK adults (aged 18+)
📈 78.73% of UK population (aged 16+)
📈 63.79% 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 30 August 2021.

In summary, as of 30 August 2021:

  • 63.79% 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).
  • 78.73% 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).
  • 80.90% 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:

  • 874,279 new cases in total in the last 28 days
  • 2,656 deaths in the last 28 days

Days since:

  • 579 days since the first reported UK case
  • 543 days since the first reported UK death

These data, and trends, are shared to focus some light on the evolving 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.