207 lives lost due to Covid-19 and an additional 35,693 coronavirus infections reported in 24 hours. 236,279 new virus infections reported in the past 7 days. 1,482 UK deaths due to Covid-19 in the last 14 days – on average 106 each of those 14 days.

First published in September 2021.

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🦠 35,693 cases ↗️
🦠 236,279 cases in 7 days ↘️
🦠 352.2 cases/100k ↘️

🏥 842 hospitalisations ↘️
🏥️ 7,598 patients in hospital ↗️
🛏️ 1,014 in ICU beds ↗️

🕯️ 207 deaths ↗️
🕯️ 739 deaths in 7 days ↗️️
🕯️ 2,744 in 28 days ↗️️

💉 42.9m double vaccinated
💉 63.96% of UK population double vaccinated

®️ 1.01.1 in England ↗️

🦠 6,789,581 cases so far
🕯️ 156,119 total deaths

↗️ Increasing | ↘️ Decreasing | ↔️ Unchanged

Today’s data in the UK sadly indicate that a further 207 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours due to Covid-19 (the highest one day number since 9 March 2021), while transmission of the virus continues to be of concern, with further 35,693 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 236,279 while 739 deaths due to coronavirus have been reported in the last 7 days. This equates on average to around 106 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 38,534 deaths.

What is normal about that?

Latest health care data indicate that there were 842 Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 28 August 2021; while 7,598 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 31 August 2021 (the highest number since 12 March 2021), and 1,014 patients are requiring intensive care support as of 31 August 2021 – the highest number since 15 March 2021 – all three measures an increasing concern for our over-stretched National Health Service.

580 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain, and 544 days since the first reported death, the virus has now been responsible for infecting over 6.8 million people (6,825,074 reported, to be precise) in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data) and responsible for at least 132,742 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test result).

Official data currently indicate there have been 156,119 deaths in total, where the deceased person’s death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday 20 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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  • 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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  1. Increase in contacts between people?
  2. Vaccine-induced immunity waning?
  3. Decline in use of face coverings?
  4. Politician's mixed messages?
  5. All of the above?

And now schools are returning!

What is the Government doing?

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🧬 Variants News (Sequencing as of 31 August 2021)


📈 75,150 sequenced cases in the last 28 days
↗️ 74.51% of all sequenced cases


📉 15,168
↘️ 15.04%


📈 4,196
↗️ 4.16%

📈 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 1 September 2021)

📈 35,693 daily
↘️ -0.4% vs last week
📉 236,279 in 7 days
↘️ -0.2%
📉 352.2 per 100k daily
↘️ -0.2%

King’s College ESTIMATE 🦠
📈 57,158 daily cases

📉 842 daily
↘️ -2.7%
📈 6,484 in 7 days
↗️ +4.6%

📈 7,598 daily – Highest since 12 March (7,728)
↗️ +9.7%

📈 1,014 daily – Highest since 15 March (1,016)
↗️ +6.0%

📈 207 daily – Highest since 9 March (231)
↗️ +38.9%
📈 739 in 7 days
↘️ -0.5%
📈 2,744 in 28 days
↗️ +9.0%

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

🦠6,825,074 positive cases so far to date (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
🕯️ 132,742 deaths so far – Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result
🕯️ 156,119 total deaths – Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes– Registered up to Friday 20 August 2021

7-Day UK COVID-19 Data – Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 1 September 2021.

💉 Vaccination UK (up to and including 31 August 2021)

💉48,086,605 first doses
📈 90.92% of UK adults (aged 18+)
📈 88.47% of UK population (aged 16+)
📈 71.68% of total UK population

💉42,908,022 second doses
📈 81.13% of UK adults (aged 18+)
📈 78.94% of UK population (aged 16+)
📈 63.96% 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 31 August 2021.

In summary, as of 31 August 2021:

  • 63.96% 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).
  • 78.94% 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).
  • 81.13% 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:

  • 880,660 new cases in total in the last 28 days
  • 2,744 deaths in the last 28 days

Days since:

  • 580 days since the first reported UK case
  • 544 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.