Sadly, a further 166 deaths due to Covid-19 and 34,460 new coronavirus infections reported in 24 hours in the UK. 974 deaths due to Covid-19 reported in the last 7 days mean on average 139 deaths on each of those days, equivalent to 50,787 deaths annually.


First published in September 2021.









๐Ÿ“† #TodayInCOVID
Summary 22-Sep-2021


๐Ÿฆ  CASES
โ–ช 34,460 in 24h โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 221,442 in 7 days โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 952,601 in 28 days โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 330.1 per 100k โ†—๏ธ

๐Ÿฅ HOSPITAL
โ–ช 747 admissions in 24h โ†”๏ธ
โ–ช 6,017 in 7 days โ†”๏ธ
โ–ช 7,567 patients โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 943 in ICU beds โ†˜๏ธ

๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ DEATHS
โ–ช 166 in 24h โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 974 in 7 days โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 3,618 in 28 days โ†—๏ธ๏ธ

๐Ÿ’‰ VACCINATION
โ–ช 44.5m received two doses
โ–ช 66.42% of the UK population received two doses

ยฎ๏ธ 0.9 โ€“ 1.1 in England โ†”๏ธ

LABELS:
โ†—๏ธ Increasing | โ†˜๏ธ Decreasing | โ†”๏ธ Unchanged








Todayโ€™s data in the UK sadly indicate that a further 166 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 34,460 new infections reported in the last 24 hours.

  • The total number of coronavirus infections reported in the last 7 days was 221,442 while in the last 28 days 952,601 infections have been reported.
  • 974 deaths due to coronavirus have been reported in the last 7 days. This equates on average to around 139 deaths each of the past 7 days. If this was to be the โ€œnew normalโ€ for daily deaths caused by Covid-19, then annually this would equate to around 50,787 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 747* Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 18 September 2021.
  • 7,567* patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 21 September 2021.
  • 943* patients are requiring intensive care support as of 21 September 2021 โ€“ all three measures are an increasing concern for our over-stretched NHS.

*No update to hospital data in England. Because of a major incident with the data collection system used by NHS England to collect daily data, there is no update to hospital data in England.


SO FAR:

  • 601 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain.
  • 565 days since the first reported death.

The numbers of days above are based on the UK official data, which indicate the date of the first report of a Covid-19 infection in the UK (31 January 2020), and the date of the first report of a death due to Covid-19 in the UK (7 March 2020).

  • Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting over 7.5 million people (7,530,103 reported, to be precise) in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data)
  • The virus is responsible for at least 135,621 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test result). Official data currently indicate there have been 158,664 deaths in total, where the deceased personโ€™s death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday 10 September 2021, according to Public Health England (PHE).

Note: The data for deaths attributed to COVID-19 โ€“ each following a reported positive test result for COVID-19 within 28 days of their death.

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  • New rules for travelling or returning to England โ€“ ENGLAND

New international travel system from 4 Oct: red list and rest of world.

  • Autumn and winter plan 2021 โ€“ ENGLAND

The government has set out its COVID-19 autumn and winter plan.

  • First dose vaccinations for young people โ€“ 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 โ€“ 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.






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  • Cough, fatigue and headache still the most commonly reported COVID-19 symptoms

In August 2021, the most commonly reported COVID-19 symptoms in the UK were cough, headache and fatigue, according to the ONS. These symptoms have been the most common between 1 December 2020 and 31 August 2021, and have remained the most common over the summer.

โ€œAmong people in the UK with a strong positive COVID-19 test result (not in hospitals, care homes or other institutional settings), 58% reported symptoms,โ€ the ONS explains.

โ€œโ€œClassicโ€ symptoms including fever and shortness of breath were more commonly reported than gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g. abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting), or loss of taste and smell only. Symptoms were self-reported and not professionally diagnosed.โ€









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.






๐Ÿงฌ Variants News (Sequencing as of 21 September 2021)

#DeltaAY4

๐Ÿ“ˆ 97,095 sequenced cases in the last 28 days
โ†—๏ธ 81.41% of all sequenced cases

#DeltaVariant

๐Ÿ“‰ 11,322
โ†˜๏ธ 9.49%

#DeltaAY5

๐Ÿ“ˆ 4,577
โ†—๏ธ 3.84%


LABELS:
๐Ÿ“ˆ Increasing figure | ๐Ÿ“‰ Decreasing figure | โ†—๏ธ Increasing % | โ†˜๏ธ Decreasing % | โ†”๏ธ Unchanged %





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






๐Ÿ“ˆ UK COVID-19 data (reported on 22 September 2021)

CASES ๐Ÿฆ 
๐Ÿ“ˆ 34,460 in 24h
โ†—๏ธ +12.6% vs last week
๐Ÿ“ˆ 221,442 in 7 days
โ†˜๏ธ -0.4%
๐Ÿ“‰ 952,601 in 28 days
โ†˜๏ธ -1.6%
๐Ÿ“ˆ 330.1 per 100k
โ†˜๏ธ -0.4%

Kingโ€™s College ESTIMATE ๐Ÿฆ 
๐Ÿ“ˆ 45,081 daily cases

HOSPITALISATIONS ๐Ÿฅ
๐Ÿ“‰ 747 in 24h โ€“ Unchanged since 18 Sept
โ†˜๏ธ -11.9%
๐Ÿ“‰ 6,017 in 7 days โ€“ Unchanged since 18 Sept
โ†˜๏ธ -13.8%

PATIENTS IN HOSPITAL ๐Ÿฅ
๐Ÿ“‰ 7,567 in 24h
โ†˜๏ธ -9.7%

PATIENTS IN ICU BEDS ๐Ÿ›๏ธ
๐Ÿ“‰ 943 in 24h
โ†˜๏ธ -11.0%

DEATHS ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ
๐Ÿ“‰ 166 in 24h
โ†˜๏ธ -17.4%
๐Ÿ“‰ 974 in 7 days
โ†—๏ธ +0.1%
๐Ÿ“ˆ 3,618 in 28 days โ€“ Highest since 27 March
โ†—๏ธ +6.8%


LABELS:
๐Ÿ“ˆ Increasing figure | ๐Ÿ“‰ Decreasing figure | โธ๏ธ Unchanged figure | โ†—๏ธ Increasing % | โ†˜๏ธ Decreasing % | โ†”๏ธ Unchanged %



LAST 28 DAYS ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ

๐Ÿฆ  952,601 new cases
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 3,618 deaths โ€“ Highest 28-day total since 28 March


DAYS SINCE ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ

๐Ÿฆ  601 days since the first reported UK case
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 565 days since the first reported UK death


TOTALS ๐Ÿงฎ
๐Ÿฆ  7,530,103 positive cases so far to date (recorded) โ€“ Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 135,621 deaths so far โ€“ Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 158,664 total deaths โ€“ Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causesโ€“ Registered up to Friday 10 September 2021


7-Day UK COVID-19 Data โ€“ Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 22 September 2021.






๐Ÿ’‰ Vaccination UK (up to and including 21 September 2021)

๐Ÿ’‰48,644,692 first doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 91.97% of UK adults (aged 18+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 89.50% of UK population (aged 16+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 72.52% of total UK population

๐Ÿ’‰44,556,005 second doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 84.24% of UK adults (aged 18+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 81.97% of UK population (aged 16+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 66.42% of total UK population

Approximately 3 million children in the UK aged 12-15 years old are now eligible to be vaccinated.

Estimates suggest that around 9 million children in the UK โ€“ aged 12 and below โ€“ remain unvaccinated.

People vaccinated in the UK up to and including 21 September 2021.


In summary, as of 21 September 2021:

  • 66.42% 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).
  • 81.97% 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).
  • 84.24% 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.

โ— Adult population (aged 18 and above) = 52,890,044 (last year: 52,673,433)
โ— Population aged 16 and above = 54,353,665 (last year: 54,098,971)
โ— Population aged 11 and above = 58,325,411 (last year: 57,975,918)
โ— Population aged 5 and above = 63,298,904 (last year: 62,939,544)

(Source โ–ช ONS)






โ–  Estimated ยฎ๏ธ 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.)

โ–  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.






โ–  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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โ€” AUTHORS โ€”

โ–ซ Dr Joe Pajak, PhD physical scientist, research & development, governor NHS FT hospital.
โ–ซ J.N. PAQUET, Author & Journalist, Editor of PMP Magazine.


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