180 new deaths due to Covid-19 and 35,623 new coronavirus infections reported in 24 hours in the UK. 1,000 deaths due to Covid-19 reported in the last 7 days, i.e. on average 143 deaths on each of those days, equivalent to 52,143 deaths annually. Rising cases in teenagers is a real cause for concern.


First published in September 2021.









๐Ÿ“† #TodayInCOVID
Summary 24-Sep-2021


๐Ÿฆ  CASES
โ–ช 35,623 in 24h โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 234,213 in 7 days โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 948,607 in 28 days โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 349.1 per 100k โ†—๏ธ

๐Ÿฅ HOSPITAL
โ–ช 794 admissions in 24h โ†”๏ธ
โ–ช 5,756 in 7 days โ†”๏ธ
โ–ช 7,124 patients โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 916 in ICU beds โ†˜๏ธ

๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ DEATHS
โ–ช 180 in 24h โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 1,000 in 7 days โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 3,740 in 28 days โ†—๏ธ๏ธ

๐Ÿ’‰ VACCINATION
โ–ช 44.6m received two doses
โ–ช 66.55% of the UK population received two doses

ยฎ๏ธ 0.8 โ€“ 1.0 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 180 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 35,623 new infections reported in the last 24 hours.

  • The total number of coronavirus infections reported in the last 7 days was 234,213 while in the last 28 days 948,607 infections have been reported.
  • 1,000 deaths due to coronavirus have been reported in the last 7 days. This equates on average to around 143 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 52,143 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 794 Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 20 September 2021.
  • 7,124 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 23 September 2021.
  • 916 patients are requiring intensive care support as of 23 September 2021 โ€“ all three measures are an increasing concern for our over-stretched NHS.


SO FAR:

  • 603 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020).
  • 567 days since the first reported death (7 March 2020).
  • Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting over 7.6 million people (7,601,487 reported, to be precise) in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data)
  • The virus is responsible for at least 135,983 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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๐Ÿงฌ Variants News (Sequencing as of 23 September 2021)

#DeltaAY4

๐Ÿ“‰ 96,659 sequenced cases in the last 28 days
โ†—๏ธ 81.49% of all sequenced cases

#DeltaVariant

๐Ÿ“ˆ 11,402
โ†—๏ธ 9.61%

#DeltaAY5

๐Ÿ“‰ 4,418
โ†˜๏ธ๏ธ 3.72%


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 24 September 2021)

CASES ๐Ÿฆ 
๐Ÿ“‰ 35,623 in 24h
โ†—๏ธ +9.1% vs last week
๐Ÿ“ˆ 234,213 in 7 days
โ†—๏ธ +13.5%
๐Ÿ“‰ 948,607 in 28 days
โ†˜๏ธ -0.5%
๐Ÿ“ˆ 349.1 per 100k ย โ€“ Highest since 13 Sept
โ†˜๏ธ +13.5%

Kingโ€™s College ESTIMATE ๐Ÿฆ 
๐Ÿ“ˆ 50,251 daily cases

HOSPITALISATIONS ๐Ÿฅ
๐Ÿ“ˆ 794 in 24h โ€“ Unchanged since 20 Sept
โ†˜๏ธ -14.9%
๐Ÿ“‰ 5,756 in 7 days โ€“ Unchanged since 20 Sept
โ†˜๏ธ -15.9%

PATIENTS IN HOSPITAL ๐Ÿฅ
๐Ÿ“‰ 7,124 in 24h
โ†˜๏ธ -12.1%

PATIENTS IN ICU BEDS ๐Ÿ›๏ธ
๐Ÿ“‰ 916 in 24h
โ†˜๏ธ -10.2%

DEATHS ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ
๐Ÿ“‰ 180 in 24h
โ†—๏ธ +1.1%
๐Ÿ“ˆ 1,000 in 7 days
โ†—๏ธ +0.5%
๐Ÿ“ˆ 3,740 in 28 days โ€“ Highest since 26 March
โ†—๏ธ +7.0%


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  948,607 new cases
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 3,740 deaths โ€“ Highest 28-day total since 26 March


DAYS SINCE ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ

๐Ÿฆ  603 days since the first reported UK case
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 567 days since the first reported UK death


TOTALS ๐Ÿงฎ
๐Ÿฆ  7,601,487 positive cases so far to date (recorded) โ€“ Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 135,983 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 24 September 2021.






๐Ÿ’‰ Vaccination UK (up to and including 23 September 2021)

๐Ÿ’‰48,705,771 first doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 92.09% of UK adults (aged 18+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 89.61% of UK population (aged 16+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 72.61% of total UK population

๐Ÿ’‰44,644,887 second doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 84.41% of UK adults (aged 18+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 82.14% of UK population (aged 16+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 66.55% 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 23 September 2021.


In summary, as of 23 September 2021:

  • 66.55% 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).
  • 82.14% 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).
  • 84.41% 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 24 September 2021)

  • Latest R range for England 0.8 to 1.0
  • Latest growth rate range for England: -3% to -1% per day
  • An R value between 0.8 and 1.0 means that, on average, every 10 people infected will infect between 8 and 10 other people. A growth rate of between -3% and -1% means that the number of new infections is shrinking by between 1% and 3% 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 decreased in England. The trend was uncertain in Northern Ireland and appeared level in Scotland. In Wales, the percentage of people testing positive increased in the most recent two weeks, but the trend was uncertain in the last recorded week.






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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๐Ÿงฌ Full #Variants Sequencing Data: https://vip.politicsmeanspolitics.com/uk-covid-19-variant-updates/

๐Ÿฆ  Everything #COVID19: https://vip.politicsmeanspolitics.com/covid19/

๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ Sources: @CovidGenomicsUK | @PHE_uk | @ONS

๐Ÿงฎ Special thanks: @JoePajak & #NHS




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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