178 lives lost due to Covid-19 and an additional 38,154 coronavirus infections reported in 24 hours. 236,152 new virus infections reported in the past 7 days. 2,836 UK deaths due to Covid-19 in the last 28 days – on average 101 each of those 28 days.

First published in September 2021.

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🦠 38,154 cases ↗️
🦠 236,152 cases in 7 days ↘️
🦠 352 cases per 100k ↘️

🏥 848 hospitalisations ↘️
🏥️ 7,596 patients in hospital ↔️
🛏️ 1,030 in ICU beds ↗️

🕯️ 178 deaths ↘️
🕯️ 777 deaths in 7 days ↗️️
🕯️ 2,836 in 28 days ↗️️

💉 43m double vaccinated
💉 64.14% of UK population double vaccinated

®️ 1.01.1 in England ↗️

🦠 6,862,9041 cases so far
🕯️ 156,119 total deaths

↗️ Increasing | ↘️ Decreasing | ↔️ Unchanged

Today’s data in the UK sadly indicate that a further 178 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 38,154 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 236,152 while 777 deaths due to coronavirus have been reported in the last 7 days. This equates on average to around 111 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 40,515 deaths.

What is normal about that?

Latest health care data indicate that there were 848 Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 29 August 2021; while 7,596 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 1 September 2021, and 1,030 patients are requiring intensive care support as of 1 September 2021 – the highest number since 14 March 2021 – all three measures an increasing concern for our over-stretched National Health Service.

581 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain, and 545 days since the first reported death, the virus has now been responsible for infecting over 6.8 million people (6,862,904 reported, to be precise) in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data) and responsible for at least 132,920 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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  • 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.

On the recommendation of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), health officials announced on Wednesday that the NHS will provide a third Covid vaccine shot to half a million people aged 12 and over with severely compromised or suppressed immune systems at a time decided by their clinicians.

Some commentators, mostly writing in right-wing newspapers, seem to suggest that things are getting better in the UK. Are you convinced?

When one looks at cases only, it may look like it is not too bad to them, despite the UK facing as high as over 30,000 positive cases a day for a few weeks now (last summer, the maximum number of positive cases in the UK was only 1,715 on 30 August).

When looking at hospital data, it is far from looking like it is getting any better though. And schools have not started yet!

Considering that 12 million children have not been vaccinated in the UK, the virus and its variants have an immense source of possible new hosts thanks to an uninterested government that missed the opportunity to vaccinate them during the summer as France did.

We might just be a mutation away from a new variant that could attack children more than adults.

917 deaths in a week. 385 in two days. Are we to get used not only to a hundred deaths a day but to two hundred deaths a day now? Is this the new normal the government thinks we must get used to?

What is the Government doing?

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🧬 Variants News (Sequencing as of 2 September 2021)


📉 62,304 sequenced cases in the last 28 days
↘️ 74.48% of all sequenced cases


📈 12,725
↗️ 15.21%


📉 3,366
↘️ 4.02%

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

Find out more about the latest data on COVID-19 variants.

📈 UK COVID-19 data (reported on 2 September 2021)

📈 38,154 daily
↘️ -0.3% vs last week
📉 236,152 in 7 days
↘️ -1.0%
📉 352 per 100k daily
↘️ -1.0%

King’s College ESTIMATE 🦠
📈 57,322 daily cases

📈 848 daily
↗️ +3.0%
📈 6,529 in 7 days
↗️ +5.0%

📈 7,596 daily – UnchangedHighest since 12 March (7,728)
↔️ +9.2%

📈 1,030 daily – Highest since 14 March (1,049)
↗️ +5.7%

📉 178 daily
↗️ +27.1%
📈 777 in 7 days
↗️ +0.9%
📈 2,836 in 28 days
↗️ +7.8%

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

🦠6,862,904 positive cases so far to date (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
🕯️ 132,920 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 2 September 2021.

💉 Vaccination UK (up to and including 1 September 2021)

💉48,131,996 first doses
📈 91.00% of UK adults (aged 18+)
📈 88.55% of UK population (aged 16+)
📈 71.75% of total UK population

💉43,023,372 second doses
📈 81.34% of UK adults (aged 18+)
📈 79.15% of UK population (aged 16+)
📈 64.14% 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 1 September 2021.

In summary, as of 1 September 2021:

  • 64.14% 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).
  • 79.15% 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).
  • 81.34% 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:

  • 888,599 new cases in total in the last 28 days
  • 2,836 deaths in the last 28 days (highest 28-day total since 31 March 2021)

Days since:

  • 581 days since the first reported UK case
  • 545 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.