A further 167 deaths due to Covid-19 and 38,013 new coronavirus infections reported in 24 hours. 272,334 new virus infections reported in 7 days. While there have been 3,142 deaths due to Covid-19 in the last 28 days – equivalent to 112 Covid-19 deaths on each of the past 28 days.

First published in September 2021.

📆 #TodayInCOVID
Summary 9-Sept-2021

🦠 38,013 cases ↘️
🦠 272,334 in 7 days ↘️
🦠 961,727 in 28 days ↗️
🦠 406 per 100k ↘️

🏥 863 hospitalisations ↘️
🏥 6,748 in 7 days ↗️
🏥️ 8,085 patients in hospital ↗️
🛏️ 1,060 in ICU beds ↗️

🕯️ 167 deaths ↘️
🕯️ 921 in 7 days ↘️
🕯️ 3,142 in 28 days ↗️️

💉 43.7m received two doses
💉 65.16% of UK population received two doses

®️ 0.91.1 in England ↘️

🦠 7,132,072 cases so far
🕯️ 156,888 total deaths

↗️ Increasing | ↘️ Decreasing | ↔️ Unchanged

Today’s data in the UK sadly indicate that a further 167 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 38,013 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 272,334 while 921 deaths due to coronavirus have been reported in the last 7 days. This equates on average to around 132 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 48,024 deaths. What is normal about that, what is acceptable about this potential level of deaths?

Latest health care data indicate that there were 863 Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 5 September 2021; while 8,085 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 8 September 2021 (highest since 10 March 2021), and 1,060 patients are requiring intensive care support as of 8 September 2021 – all three measures an increasing concern for our over-stretched National Health Service.

588 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain, and 552 days since the first reported death, the virus has now been responsible for infecting over 7 million people (7,132,072 reported, to be precise) in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data) and responsible for at least 133,841 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 UK Government awaits the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to approve the third jab programme in time for winter now that the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) gave its emergency approval of the boosters for the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines.

Confident that the new vaccination programme could start imminently, Health Secretary Sajid Javid said: “We are heading towards our booster programme.

“I’m confident that our booster programme will start later this month, but I’m still awaiting the final advice.”


The latest ONS data from the COVID Test and Trace Contacts Insights Survey (9-16 August 2021) show that almost 9 in 10 (88%) of those required to self-isolate after being in contact with a positive coronavirus (COVID-19) case fully followed isolation requirements throughout the full self-isolation period.

The percentage of case contacts fully adhering to isolation requirements has remained stable since early June, according to the ONS.

Finally, just over a third of respondents (37%) reported that self-isolation had a negative effect on their well-being and mental health, and 31% reported having lost income because of self-isolation.

Gavin Williamson. | Number 10

Last week, scientists have joined forces with teachers, unions, and parents to present Education Secretary Gavin Williamson with an urgent nine-point plan to keep children and communities safe. The plan includes: vaccines for 12 to 15-year-olds and investment in ventilation in schools.

School leaders – while welcoming CO2 monitors – are right to ask why the equipment was not delivered for the start of the new school term. We have known about the importance of ventilation in fighting Covid-19 for some time now.

According to SecEd, the secondary education magazine for teaching staff and school leaders:

  • 517 CO2 monitors are due to be delivered this week to only 41 schools;
  • 7,727 CO2 monitors are due to be delivered to a further 561 schools next week;
  • 4,997 CO2 monitors are due to be delivered during the week of 20 September  to 406 schools.

By the end of September, 1,008 schools should therefore have received CO2 monitors.

But how many schools are there in the UK? There are 32,028 schools, including:

  • 3,069 nurseries & early-learning centres
  • 20,807 primary schools
  • 4,190 secondary schools
  • 2,345 independent schools
  • 1,536 special schools
  • 58 non-maintained special schools
  • 349 pupil referral units

All 32,028 schools need CO2 monitors!

(Source: Department for Education; Welsh Government; Scottish Government; Northern Ireland Department of Education – 2019/2020)

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🧬 Variants News (Sequencing as of 9 September 2021)


📈 72,133 sequenced cases in the last 28 days
↘️ 74.61% of all sequenced cases


📈 15,055
↗️ 15.57%


📈 3,738
↔️ 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 9 September 2021)

📉 38,013 daily
↘️ -0.1% vs last week
📉 272,334 in 7 days
↗️ +15.3%
📈 961,727 in 28 days
↗️ +8.2%
📉 406.0 per 100k
↗️ +15.3%

King’s College ESTIMATE 🦠
📉 50,626 daily cases

📉 863 daily
↗️ +1.4%
📈 6,748 in 7 days
↗️ +1.4%

📈 8,085 daily – Highest since 10 March
↗️ +5.5%

📈 1,060 daily
↗️ +2.9%

📉 167 daily
↘️ -6.2%
📉 921 in 7 days
↗️ +18.5%
📈 3,142 in 28 days – Highest since 30 March
↗️ +10.8%

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

🦠 7,132,072 positive cases so far to date (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
🕯️ 133,841 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 9 September 2021.

💉 Vaccination UK (up to and including 8 September 2021)

💉48,344,566 first doses
📈 91.41% of UK adults (aged 18+)
📈 88.94% of UK population (aged 16+)
📈 72.07% of total UK population

💉43,708,906 second doses
📈 82.64% of UK adults (aged 18+)
📈 80.42% of UK population (aged 16+)
📈 65.16% 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 8 September 2021.

In summary, as of 8 September 2021:

  • 65.16% 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).
  • 80.42% 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).
  • 82.64% 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:

  • 961,727 new cases in total in the last 28 days
  • 3,142 deaths in the last 28 days – Highest 28-day total since 30 March 2021

Days since:

  • 588 days since the first reported UK case
  • 552 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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🗃️ Sources: @CovidGenomicsUK | @PHE_uk | @ONS

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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.