121 lives lost due to Covid-19 and an additional 42,076 coronavirus infections reported in 24 hours. 240,182 new virus infections reported in the past 7 days. 798 UK deaths due to Covid-19 in the last 7 days – on average 114 each of those 7 days.


First published in September 2021.







📆 #TodayInCOVID Summary 3-Sept-2021

🦠 42,076 cases ↗️
🦠 240,182 in 7 days ↗️
🦠 358 per 100k ↗️

🏥 985 hospitalisations ↗️
🏥️ 7,541 patients in hospital ↘️
🛏️ 1,038 in ICU beds ↗️

🕯️ 121 deaths ↘️
🕯️ 798 in 7 days ↗️️
🕯️ 2,865 in 28 days ↗️️

💉 43.1m double vaccinated
💉 64.31% of UK population double vaccinated

®️ 0.91.1 in England ↘️

🦠 6,904,969 cases so far
🕯️ 156,119 total deaths

LABELS:
↗️ Increasing | ↘️ Decreasing | ↔️ Unchanged







Today’s data in the UK sadly indicate that a further 121 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 42,076 new infections reported in the last 24 hours (the highest number since 21 July 2021 - around the time all schools had broken up for their summer holidays).




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 240,182 while 798 deaths due to coronavirus have been reported in the last 7 days. This equates on average to around 114 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 41,610 deaths. What is normal about that?


Latest health care data indicate that there were 985 Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 30 August 2021; while 7,541 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 2 September 2021, and 1,038 patients are requiring intensive care support as of 2 September 2021 – the highest number since 14 March 2021 – all three measures an increasing concern for our over-stretched National Health Service.


582 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain, and 546 days since the first reported death, the virus has now been responsible for infecting over 6.9 million people (6,904,969 reported, to be precise) in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data) and responsible for at least 133,041 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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  • Changes to green and red travel lists – UK WIDE

Montenegro and Thailand moved to the red list on 30 August. The Azores, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania and Switzerland are now on the green list.

  • Third vaccine dose for immunosuppressed peopleENGLAND & WALES

Adults and children aged 12 and over with a severely weakened immune system will now be offered a third COVID-19 vaccine dose. The NHS will contact you directly to arrange an appointment.






After days of speculation, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) announced that “the health benefits from vaccination are marginally greater than the potential known harms. However, the margin of benefit is considered too small to support universal vaccination of healthy 12 to 15-year-olds at this time.”

Health Secretary Sajid Javid and his counterparts in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland wrote to their respective chief medical officers, asking them to “consider the matter from a broader perspective”.

The Times, in its Saturday edition, writes that children are, however, set to be vaccinated from early next week, after the government’s possible decision to go ahead despite the JCVI’s refusal to recommend it.







Data trending up and no sight yet of the peak. Schools are back, universities are next... Is the impact of the summer festivals on the horizon too?

Latest ONS Covid-19 Infection Survey data showing the percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 was level in England in the week ending 28 August, while in Wales, it increased – but the trend was uncertain. Finally, the percentage of people testing positive decreased in Northern Ireland and increased in Scotland.



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Open letter to Gavin Williamson — England’s schools must be made safe.
The lack of robust mitigation measures in schools puts children at greater risk of Covid-19 infection and its consequences. This open letter calls for robust mitigation measures to make schools safe.
Petition: Offer the Covid-19 vaccine to under 18s
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.
Petition: Funding for ventilation in all school/college/uni classrooms
As a parent, it has become of increasing concern that the Government has not yet committed to funding increased ventilation in classrooms, in the form of approved HEPA air filter systems/air purifiers.This petition is to ask the Government to immediately fund these in schools/colleges/unis.





🧬 Variants News (Sequencing as of 3 September 2021)


#DeltaAY4

📈 63,426 sequenced cases in the last 28 days
↗️ 74.54% of all sequenced cases

#DeltaVariant

📈 12,895
↘️ 15.15%

#DeltaAY5

📈 3,442
↗️ 4.04%


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




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





📈 UK COVID-19 data (reported on 3 September 2021)

CASES 🦠
📈 42,076 daily – Highest since 21 July (44,104)
↗️ +10.6% vs last week
📈 240,182 in 7 days
↗️ +0.4%
📈 358 per 100k daily
↗️ +0.4%

King’s College ESTIMATE 🦠
📉 54,794 daily cases

HOSPITALISATIONS 🏥
📈 985 daily
↗️ +3.4%
📈 6,565 in 7 days
↗️ +4.1%

PATIENTS IN HOSPITAL 🏥
📉 7,541 daily
↗️ +7.7%

PATIENTS IN ICU BEDS 🛏️
📈 1,038 daily – Highest since 14 March (1,049)
↗️ +5.7%

DEATHS 🕯️
📉 121 daily
↗️ +21.0%
📈 798 in 7 days
↗️ +5.6%
📈 2,865 in 28 days – Highest since 31 March
↗️ +7.6%


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



TOTALS 🧮
🦠 6,904,969 positive cases so far to date (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
🕯️ 133,041 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 3 September 2021.





💉 Vaccination UK (up to and including 2 September 2021)

💉48,171,998 first doses
📈 91.08% of UK adults (aged 18+)
📈 88.63% of UK population (aged 16+)
📈 71.81% of total UK population

💉43,142,747 second doses
📈 81.57% of UK adults (aged 18+)
📈 79.37% of UK population (aged 16+)
📈 64.31% 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 2 September 2021.


In summary, as of 2 September 2021:

  • 64.31% 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).
  • 79.37% 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).
  • 81.57% 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 3 September 2021)

  • Latest R range for England 0.9 to 1.1
  • Latest growth rate range for England: -2% to +2% per day
  • An R value between 0.9 and 1.1 means that, on average, every 10 people infected will infect between 9 and 11 other people. A growth rate of between -2% and +2% means that the number of new infections could be broadly flat, shrinking by up to 2% every day or growing by up to 2% every day. (These estimates represent the transmission of COVID-19 2 to 3 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 the percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 was level in England in the week ending 28 August, while in Wales, it increased – but the trend was uncertain. Finally, the percentage of people testing positive decreased in Northern Ireland and increased in Scotland.






New infections and deaths in the last 28 days:

  • 889,867 new cases in total in the last 28 days
  • 2,865 deaths in the last 28 days (highest 28-day total since 31 March 2021)

Days since:

  • 582 days since the first reported UK case
  • 546 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.






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