A further 191 deaths due to Covid-19 and 38,975 new coronavirus infections reported in 24 hours. 272,475 new virus infections reported in 7 days. 932 UK deaths due to Covid-19 in 7 days – on average 133 deaths on each of those 7 days.

First published in September 2021.

📆 #TodayInCOVID
Summary 8-Sept-2021

🦠 38,975 cases ↗️
🦠 272,475 in 7 days ↗️
🦠 956,788 in 28 days ↗️
🦠 406.2 per 100k ↗️

🏥 933 hospitalisations ↗️
🏥️ 7,907 patients in hospital ↘️
🛏️ 1,047 in ICU beds ↘️

🕯️ 191 deaths ↘️
🕯️ 932 in 7 days ↘️
🕯️ 3,069 in 28 days ↗️️

💉 43.6m received two doses
💉 65.03% of UK population received two doses

®️ 0.91.1 in England ↘️

🦠 7,094,592 cases so far
🕯️ 156,888 total deaths

↗️ Increasing | ↘️ Decreasing | ↔️ Unchanged

Today’s data in the UK sadly indicate that a further 191 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 38,975 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 272,475 while 932 deaths due to coronavirus have been reported in the last 7 days. This equates on average to around 133 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 48,597 deaths. What is normal about that, what is acceptable about this potential level of deaths?

Latest health care data indicate that there were 933 Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 4 September 2021; while 7,907 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 7 September 2021, and 1,047 patients are requiring intensive care support as of 6 September 2021 – all three measures an increasing concern for our over-stretched National Health Service.

587 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain, and 551 days since the first reported death, the virus has now been responsible for infecting over 7 million people (7,094,592 reported, to be precise) in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data) and responsible for at least 133,674 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test result).

Official data currently indicate there have been 156,888 deaths in total, where the deceased person’s death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday 27 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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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.

Sajid Javid. | Number 10

The health secretary, Sajid Javid, told Sky News on Wednesday morning that he hadn’t “even thought about” the possibility of an ‘October firebreak’ in England “as an option at this point.”

He also said that he was “confident” that a booster vaccination programme and the vaccination of 12 to 15-year-olds will start this month.

Cabinet meeting. | Number 10

Reports in the United States and elsewhere that children are beginning to make up a larger proportion of the reported infections and hospitalizations. These trends might be due to the Delta variant’s high transmission rate and the fact that many adults are now protected by vaccines.

An article in Nature indeed reports that: “The American Academy of Pediatrics found that, up until late last month, some 15% of all COVID-19 cases in the United States had been in individuals aged under 21that’s more than 4.8 million young people.”

The President of the US American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) even talked to NPR about the urgent need for COVID-19 vaccines for children under 12.

Meanwhile, in the UK, there should be a real concern that some people feel they are no longer at risk and appear to have stopped taking steps to protect themselves and others. No social distancing. No proper ventilation. No masks in buses. No masks in the tube. No masks in trains. No masks in the streets. No masks at school gates...

Data are trending upwards, week by week, steadily but worryingly, reaching new levels. 3,069 deaths were reported in the last 28 days in the UK.

And what is the government doing about that?

They hold their cabinet meeting without masks or social distancing. Because they want you to believe we are back to ‘normal’.

Airbus A380. | Wikimedia

The superjumbo Airbus A380 has a typical seating for 525 passengers. Imagine how people would react if, every 28 days, six A380 were crashing to the ground with 525 Brits on board and the government were not doing anything about it because they considered planes not risk-free and therefore those deaths ‘normal’.

3,069 deaths in 28 days because of Covid-19. Around 200 deaths every day.

Don’t let them tell you it is normal. Don’t let them pretend it is normal.

This is not ‘normal’.

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🧬 Variants News (Sequencing as of 8 September 2021)


📈 69,932 sequenced cases in the last 28 days
↗️ 74.65% of all sequenced cases


📈 14,492
↗️ 15.47%


📈 3,624
↗️ 3.87%

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

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

📈 UK COVID-19 data (reported on 8 September 2021)

📈 38,975 daily
↗️ +9.2% vs last week
📈 272,475 in 7 days
↗️ +15.3%
📈 956,788 in 28 days
↗️ +8.6%
📈 406.2 per 100kHighest since 24 July
↗️ +15.3%

King’s College ESTIMATE 🦠
📉 51,876 daily cases

📈 933 daily
↗️ +9.6%
📈 6,730 in 7 days
↗️ +3.1%

📉 7,907 daily
↗️ +3.2%

📉 1,047 daily
↗️ +3.3%

📉 191 daily
↘️ -7.7%
📉 932 in 7 days
↗️ +26.1%
📈 3,069 in 28 days – Highest since 30 March
↗️ +11.8%

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

🦠 7,094,592 positive cases so far to date (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
🕯️ 133,674 deaths so far – Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result
🕯️ 156,888 total deaths – Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes– Registered up to Friday 27 August 2021

7-Day UK COVID-19 Data – Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 8 September 2021.

💉 Vaccination UK (up to and including 7 September 2021)

💉48,319,435 first doses
📈 91.36% of UK adults (aged 18+)
📈 88.90% of UK population (aged 16+)
📈 72.03% of total UK population

💉43,620,946 second doses
📈 82.47% of UK adults (aged 18+)
📈 80.25% of UK population (aged 16+)
📈 65.03% 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 7 September 2021.

In summary, as of 7 September 2021:

  • 65.03% 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).
  • 80.25% 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).
  • 82.47% 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:

  • 956,788 new cases in total in the last 28 days
  • 3,069 deaths in the last 28 days – Highest 28-day total since 30 March 2021

Days since:

  • 587 days since the first reported UK case
  • 551 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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Dr Joe Pajak, PhD physical scientist, research & development, governor NHS FT hospital.
J.N. PAQUET, Author & Journalist, Editor of PMP Magazine.