122 deaths reported in the last 24 hours due to Covid-19, while transmission of the virus continues to be of concern, with a further 31,348 new infections. 942 deaths in 7 days, i.e. on average 135 deaths each day, equivalent to 49,119 deaths annually.


First published in September 2021.









๐Ÿ“† #TodayInCOVID
Summary 25-Sep-2021


๐Ÿฆ  CASES
โ–ช 31,348 in 24h โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 235,417 in 7 days โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 947,549 in 28 days โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 350.9 per 100k โ†—๏ธ

๐Ÿฅ HOSPITAL
โ–ช 777 admissions in 24h โ†”๏ธ
โ–ช 5,602 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 122 in 24h โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 942 in 7 days โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 3,682 in 28 days โ†˜๏ธ๏ธ

๐Ÿ’‰ VACCINATION
โ–ช 44.6m received two doses
โ–ช 66.63% 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 122 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 31,348 new infections reported in the last 24 hours.

Note data issues today: UK cases and deaths do not include figures from Northern Ireland, and a revision to reported vaccinations in Wales.

  • The total number of coronavirus infections reported in the last 7 days was 235,417 while in the last 28 days 947,549 infections have been reported.
  • 942 deaths due to coronavirus have been reported in the last 7 days. This equates on average to around 135 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 49,119 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 777 Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 21 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:

  • 604 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020).
  • 568 days since the first reported death (7 March 2020).
  • Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting over 7.6 million people (7,631,233 reported, to be precise) in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data)
  • In this time, the virus has been responsible for at least 136,105 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test result). Official data also 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.






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  • Infections decrease in England but remain high across UK

Overall COVID-19 infections decreased in England for the first time in several weeks, but have increased among children aged 2 years to school Year 11, according to the ONS. The trend for the latest week was uncertain for those aged 50 to 69 years but positivity rates decreased in all other age groups.

In Wales and Northern Ireland, the trend for overall COVID-19 infections in the latest week was uncertain while in Scotland, the positivity rate appeared level.

Overall, rates still remain high across the UK.

  • More people travelling to work

Almost two in three (65%) working adults in Britain reported travelling to work in the past seven days. This is an increase of 8% compared with the period between 25 August and 5 September 2021 (57%).

This figure counts those who exclusively travelled to work as well as those who were both working from home and commuting.







Schools at breaking point with Covid, council says - BBC News
Some classes have seen 50% of pupils testing positive, a local authority education lead says.
Northamptonshire: Schools in Covid hotspots bringing back masks
The director of public health for two towns with high case rates says she supports the decision.
Pupils at Greater Manchester high school told to wear masks as Covid cases rise
All students and staff have been asked to wear them walking around, while two year groups need to wear them in the classroom

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 25 September 2021)

#DeltaAY4

๐Ÿ“‰ 91,418 sequenced cases in the last 28 days
โ†—๏ธ 81.63% of all sequenced cases

#DeltaVariant

๐Ÿ“‰ 10,838
โ†—๏ธ 9.68%

#DeltaAY5

๐Ÿ“‰ 4,098
โ†˜๏ธ๏ธ 3.66%


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 25 September 2021)

CASES ๐Ÿฆ 
๐Ÿ“‰ 31,348 in 24h
โ†—๏ธ +4.0% vs last week
๐Ÿ“ˆ 235,417 in 7 days
โ†—๏ธ +13.8%
๐Ÿ“‰ 947,549 in 28 days
โ†˜๏ธ -0.4%
๐Ÿ“ˆ 350.9 per 100k ย โ€“ Highest since 13 Sept
โ†˜๏ธ +13.7%

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

HOSPITALISATIONS ๐Ÿฅ
๐Ÿ“‰ 777 in 24h โ€“ Unchanged since 21 Sept
โ†˜๏ธ -17.1%
๐Ÿ“‰ 5,602 in 7 days โ€“ Unchanged since 21 Sept
โ†˜๏ธ -16.2%

PATIENTS IN HOSPITAL ๐Ÿฅ
๐Ÿ“‰ 7,124 in 24h โ€“ Unchanged since 23 Sept
โ†˜๏ธ -12.1%

PATIENTS IN ICU BEDS ๐Ÿ›๏ธ
๐Ÿ“‰ 916 in 24h โ€“ Unchanged since 23 Sept
โ†˜๏ธ -10.2%

DEATHS ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ
๐Ÿ“‰ 122 in 24h
โ†˜๏ธ -31.5%
๐Ÿ“‰ 942 in 7 days
โ†˜๏ธ -5.3%
๐Ÿ“‰ 3,682 in 28 days
โ†—๏ธ +3.5%


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  947,549 new cases
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 3,682 deaths


DAYS SINCE ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ

๐Ÿฆ  604 days since the first reported UK case
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 568 days since the first reported UK death


TOTALS ๐Ÿงฎ
๐Ÿฆ  7,631,233 positive cases so far to date (recorded) โ€“ Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 136,105 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 25 September 2021.






๐Ÿ’‰ Vaccination UK (up to and including 24 September 2021)

๐Ÿ’‰48,699,874 first doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 92.08% of UK adults (aged 18+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 89.60% of UK population (aged 16+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 72.60% of total UK population

๐Ÿ’‰44,692,956 second doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 84.50% of UK adults (aged 18+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 82.23% of UK population (aged 16+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 66.63% 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 24 September 2021.


In summary, as of 24 September 2021:

  • 66.63% 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).
  • 82.23% 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).
  • 84.50% 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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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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