61 deaths due to Covid-19 and 30,825 new coronavirus infections reported in 24 hours in the UK. In the last 7 days, 241,644 coronavirus infections and 987 deaths – on average 141 deaths each day. If this was to be the “new normal” for daily deaths caused by Covid-19, we would have 51,465 deaths annually.

First published in September 2021.

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Summary 13-Sep-2021

30,825 in 24h ↗️
241,644 in 7 days ↘️
971,486 in 28 days ↗️
360.2 per 100k ↘️
▪  7,256,559 so far

1,076 admissions in 24h ↔️
6,917 in 7 days ↔️
8,256 patients ↗️
1,055 in ICU beds ↗️

61 in 24h ↗️
987 in 7 days ↗️
3,282 in 28 days ↗️️
156,888 so far

44.0m received two doses
65.66% of the UK population received two doses

®️ 0.91.1 in England ↔️

↗️ Increasing | ↘️ Decreasing | ↔️ Unchanged

Today’s data in the UK sadly indicate that a further 61 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours due to Covid-19, while transmission of the virus continues to be of concern, with a further 30,825 new infections reported in the last 24 hours.

  • The total number of coronavirus infections reported in the last 7 days was 241,644.
  • 987 deaths due to coronavirus have been reported in the last 7 days. This equates on average to around 141 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 51,465 deaths. What is normal about that? What is acceptable about this potential level of death?
  • Latest health care data indicate that there were 1,076 Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 7 September 2021 – the highest number of reported admissions in any 24 hour period since 23 February 2021.
  • 8,256 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 10 September 2021 – the highest since 10 March 2021.
  • 1,055 patients are requiring intensive care support as of 10 September 2021 – all three measures are an increasing concern for our over-stretched NHS.


  • 592 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain.
  • 556 days since the first reported death.
  • Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting over 7 million people (7,256,559 reported, to be precise) in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data)
  • The virus is responsible for at least 134,261 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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  • Third vaccine dose for immunosuppressedENGLAND & 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.

  • Yes to the children’s jab

Vaccines minister, Nadhim Zahawi, confirmed on Monday night that the government has now accepted the recommendation from the UK’s four chief medical officers for all children aged 12 to 15-year-olds in England to be offered a first dose of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out his plan for the autumn and the winter periods when the coronavirus has a natural advantage, “to protect the gains we have made”.

Sadly, the virus appears well ahead of us again and it is going to be a harsh winter without full mitigations in place.

As Dr Chaand Nagpaul, GP and Chair of the Council of the British Medical Association (BMA) rightly said in a speech on Monday:

England’s so-called Freedom Day, on 19 July 2021, was a gamble, which has contributed to more than 40,000 hospital admissions and more than 4,000 deaths.”

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🧬 Variants News (Sequencing as of 13 September 2021)


📉 75,738 sequenced cases in the last 28 days
↗️ 74.83% of all sequenced cases


📉 15,750
↘️ 15.56%


📉 3,651
↘️ 3.61%

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

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

📈 UK COVID-19 data (reported on 13 September 2021)

📈 30,825 daily
↘️ -25.2% vs last week
📉 241,644 in 7 days
↘️ -8.4%
📈 971,486 in 28 days
↗️ +4.1%
📉 360.2 per 100k
↘️ -8.4%

King’s College ESTIMATE 🦠
📈 46,613 daily cases

📈 1,076 daily – UnchangedHighest since 23 February
↗️ +8.5%
📈 6,917 in 7 days – Unchanged
↗️ +4.7%

📈 8,256 daily – Highest since 10 March
↗️ +7.9%

📈 1,055 daily
↗️️ +2.0%

📈 61 daily
↗️ +35.6%
📈 987 in 7 days
↗️ +25.1%
📈 3,282 in 28 days – Highest Monday since 24 August
↗️ +12.4%

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


🦠 971,486 new cases
🕯️ 3,282 deaths


🦠 592 days since the first reported UK case
🕯️ 556 days since the first reported UK death

🦠 7,256,559 positive cases so far to date (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
🕯️ 134,261 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 13 September 2021.

💉 Vaccination UK (up to and including 12 September 2021)

💉48,439,272 first doses
📈 91.58% of UK adults (aged 18+)
📈 89.12% of UK population (aged 16+)
📈 72.21% of total UK population

💉44,048,093 second doses
📈 83.28% of UK adults (aged 18+)
📈 81.04% of UK population (aged 16+)
📈 65.66% 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 12 September 2021.

In summary, as of 12 September 2021:

  • 65.66% 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).
  • 81.04% 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).
  • 83.28% 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 10 September 2021)

  • Latest R range for England 0.9 to 1.1
  • Latest growth rate range for England: -1% to +1% 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 -1% and +1% means that the number of new infections could be broadly flat, shrinking by up to 1% every day or growing by up to 1% every day. (These estimates represent the transmission of COVID-19 from 2 to 3 weeks ago, due to the time delay between someone being infected, developing symptoms, and needing healthcare.)

Population testing positive for COVID-19:

According to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) Covid-19 Infection Survey data, COVID-19 infections remained level in England in the week ending 3 September. In Scotland, however, infections increased and were the highest the ONS recorded so far (the Infection Survey began to cover Scotland in September 2020). During the same period, in Northern Ireland, the trend in infections was uncertain, while in Wales, infections increased.

Stringency Index:

The Stringency Index records the strictness of government policies across the world. It is a composite measure of nine Covid response metrics: school closures, workplace closures, cancellation of public events, restrictions on public gatherings, closures of public transport, stay-at-home requirements, public information campaigns, restrictions on internal movements, and international travel controls.

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