49 deaths due to Covid-19 and 36,100 new coronavirus infections reported in 24 hours in the UK. 991 deaths in 7 days – on average 142 deaths each day – equivalent to 51,674 deaths annually. Daily data can obscure the upward trends and create a delusory notion that all is under control.
First published in September 2021.
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▪ 36,100 in 24h ↗️
▪ 212,643 in 7 days ↗️
▪ 953,262 in 28 days ↗️
▪ 317 per 100k ↗️
▪ 930 admissions in 24h ↔️
▪ 6,626 in 7 days ↔️
▪ 7,847 patients ↔️
▪ 1,011 in ICU beds ↔️
▪ 49 in 24h ↘️
▪ 991 in 7 days ↘️
▪ 3,572 in 28 days ↗️️
▪ 44.4m received two doses
▪ 66.29% of the UK population received two doses
®️ 0.9 – 1.1 in England ↔️
↗️ Increasing | ↘️ Decreasing | ↔️ Unchanged
Today’s data in the UK sadly indicate that a further 49 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 36,100 new infections reported in the last 24 hours.
- The total number of coronavirus infections reported in the last 7 days was 212,643, while in the last 28 days 953,262 infections have been reported.
- 991 deaths due to coronavirus have been reported in the last 7 days. This equates on average to around 142 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 51,674 deaths. What is normal about that? What is acceptable about this potential level of death? The vaccination programme has had a very positive impact, but what will bring down the level of infections given where we now are?
- Latest health care data indicate that there were 930 Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 14 September 2021.
- 7,847 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 17 September 2021.
- 1,011 patients are requiring intensive care support as of 17 September 2021 – all three measures are an increasing concern for our over-stretched NHS.
- 599 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain.
- 561 days since the first reported death.
- Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting over 7.46 million people (7,465,448 reported, to be precise) in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data)
- The virus is responsible for at least 135,252 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test result). Official data currently indicate there have been 157,669 deaths in total, where the deceased person’s death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday 3 September 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.
- New rules for travelling or returning to England – ENGLAND
- New international travel system from 4 Oct: red list and rest of world.
- Changes to rules for fully vaccinated travellers coming from non-red list countries.
- 8 destinations were removed from the red list, including Turkey and Pakistan.
- Autumn and winter plan 2021 – ENGLAND
The government has set out its COVID-19 autumn and winter plan.
- First dose vaccinations for young people – UK WIDE
Young people aged 12 to 15 will soon be offered a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
- Booster vaccine dose for people most at risk from COVID-19 – UK WIDE
People aged 50 years and over, care home residents, frontline health and social care workers, and those aged 16 to 49 years with specific underlying health conditions will be offered a booster vaccine dose.
- COVID-19 case rates highest in deprived and urban areas
Coronavirus case rates in England were highest among people living in the most deprived areas and in urban areas throughout the pandemic, according to an ONS analysis of socio-demographic characteristics of people testing positive for coronavirus from 1 September 2020 to 25 July 2021.
“By ethnic group, case rates were highest among Pakistani and Bangladeshi groups during the second wave, whereas in the first part of the third wave, the White British group had the highest case rate. This is after accounting for the age structure of different ethnic groups,” the ONS explains.
“In the second wave, case rates were higher in households from lower socio-economic backgrounds than in more affluent ones. In the third wave, there was little difference between socio-economic groups other than for people who had never worked or were long-term unemployed, who had the lowest rates.”
Cabinet meeting. | Number 10
- Worrying data from vaccine data reporting
Should we be concerned that today’s data indicated the lowest number of daily vaccinations since vaccine reporting has been presented on the UK Government dashboard?
COVID-19 UK VACCINATION DATA: DAILY DOSES UP TO 19 SEPTEMBER 2021
🧬 Variants News (Sequencing as of 19 September 2021)
📈 88,213 sequenced cases in the last 28 days
↗️ 75.94% of all sequenced cases
📈 Increasing figure | 📉 Decreasing figure | ↗️ Increasing % | ↘️ Decreasing % | ↔️ Unchanged %
Find out more about the latest data on COVID-19 variants.
📈 UK COVID-19 data (reported on 20 September 2021)
📈 36,100 in 24h – Highest since 10 September
↗️ +17.1% vs last week
📈 212,643 in 7 days
📈 953,262 in 28 days
📈 317.0 per 100k
King’s College ESTIMATE 🦠
📉 43,740 daily cases
📈 930 in 24h – Unchanged
📉 6,626 in 7 days – Unchanged
PATIENTS IN HOSPITAL 🏥
📉 7,847 in 24h – Unchanged
PATIENTS IN ICU BEDS 🛏️
📉 1,011 in 24h – Unchanged
📉 49 in 24h
📉 991 in 7 days
📈 3,572 in 28 days – Highest since 28 March
📈 Increasing figure | 📉 Decreasing figure | ⏸️ Unchanged figure | ↗️ Increasing % | ↘️ Decreasing % | ↔️ Unchanged %
LAST 28 DAYS 🗓️
🦠 953,262 new cases
🕯️ 3,572 deaths – Highest 28-day total since 28 March
DAYS SINCE 🗓️
🦠 599 days since the first reported UK case
🕯️ 563 days since the first reported UK death
🦠 7,465,448 positive cases so far to date (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
🕯️ 135,252 deaths so far – Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result
🕯️ 157,669 total deaths – Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes– Registered up to Friday 3 September 2021
7-Day UK COVID-19 Data – Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 20 September 2021.
💉 Vaccination UK (up to and including 19 September 2021)
💉48,593,019 first doses
📈 91.88% of UK adults (aged 18+)
📈 89.40% of UK population (aged 16+)
📈 72.44% of total UK population
💉44,466,121 second doses
📈 84.07% of UK adults (aged 18+)
📈 81.81% of UK population (aged 16+)
📈 66.29% 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 19 September 2021.
In summary, as of 19 September 2021:
- 66.29% 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).
- 81.81% 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).
- 84.07% 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)
■ Estimated ®️ number: (report as of 17 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, the percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 remained high in England, but the trend is uncertain. In Wales and Scotland, the percentage of people testing positive continued to increase, while in Northern Ireland, the percentage of people testing positive decreased.
■ 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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📚 Data Sources:
- Daily summary: Coronavirus in the UK | UK Government
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) NHS Advice | PMP Magazine
- Variants: distribution of cases data | Public Health England
- Vaccination Data | UK Government
- What’s new | UK Government
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK | ONS
- United Kingdom population mid-year estimate | ONS
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