40 deaths reported in the last 24 hours due to Covid-19, while transmission of the virus continues to be of concern, with a further 37,960 new infections. 956 deaths in 7 days, i.e. on average 137 deaths each day, equivalent to 49,849 deaths annually.
First published in September 2021.
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▪ 37,960 in 24h ↗️
▪ 241,202 in 7 days ↗️
▪ 959,374 in 28 days ↗️
▪ 359.6 per 100k ↗️
▪ 775 admissions in 24h ↔️
▪ 5,605 in 7 days ↔️
▪ 6,865 patients ↔️
▪ 878 in ICU beds ↔️
▪ 40 in 24h ↘️
▪ 956 in 7 days ↘️
▪ 3,723 in 28 days ↘️️
▪ 44.7m received two doses
▪ 66.73% of the UK population received two doses
®️ 0.8 – 1.0 in England ↘️
↗️ Increasing | ↘️ Decreasing | ↔️ Unchanged
Today’s data in the UK sadly indicate that a further 40 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 37,960 new infections reported in the last 24 hours.
- The total number of coronavirus infections reported in the last 7 days was 241,202 while in the last 28 days 959,374 infections have been reported.
- 956 deaths due to coronavirus have been reported in the last 7 days. This equates on average to around 137 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 49,849 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 775 Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 21 September 2021.
- 6,865 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 24 September 2021.
- 878 patients are requiring intensive care support as of 24 September 2021 – 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.
Data will be updated when available.
No update to vaccination data for Wales
Because of technical issues, the update of reported vaccinations by Public Health Wales is delayed. UK vaccinations by report date only include those newly reported from England, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Dates affected are 25, 26 and 27 September. Figures for Wales will be added in the next release.
- 606 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020).
- 570 days since the first reported death (7 March 2020).
- Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting over 7.7 million people (7,701,715 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 136,208 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 person’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 – 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.
- Autumn and winter plan 2021 – ENGLAND
The government has set out its COVID-19 autumn and winter plan.
- Boosters – UK WIDE
Booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have had a second dose of a vaccine at least 6 months ago.
- people aged 50 and over
- people who live and work in care homes
- frontline health and social care workers
- people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
- carers aged 16 and over
- people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
You’ll be offered a booster dose at least 6 months after you had your second dose. The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have a booster dose.
You can book your COVID-19 booster vaccine dose online if you are either:
- a frontline health or social care worker
- aged 50 and over
- aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts you at high risk from COVID-19
If you are not a frontline health or social care worker, please wait to be contacted by the NHS before booking your booster dose.
- People more likely to test positive for COVID-19
According to the latest ONS Coronavirus Infection Survey, people who live in a household of three or more occupants were more likely to test positive for COVID-19 than those in single occupancy households. Those in younger age groups were more likely to test positive than those in older age groups.
Those living in more deprived areas were more likely to test positive for COVID-19 than those in less-deprived areas. People who had received one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were less likely to test positive than those who were not vaccinated.
People who never wore a face covering in enclosed spaces had an increased likelihood of testing positive. Socially distanced contact with 11 or more people aged 18 to 69 years outside the home also increased the odds of catching COVID-19.
🧬 Variants News (Sequencing as of 27 September 2021)
📉 87,453 sequenced cases in the last 28 days
↘️ 81.46% 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 27 September 2021)
📈 37,960 in 24h – Highest since 9 Sept
↗️ +5.2% vs last week
📈 241,202 in 7 days
📈 959,374 in 28 days
📈 359.6 per 100k – Highest since 13 Sept
King’s College ESTIMATE 🦠
📈 53,592 daily cases
📉 775 in 24h – Unchanged since 21 Sept
📈 5,605 in 7 days – Unchanged since 21 Sept
PATIENTS IN HOSPITAL 🏥
📉 6,865 in 24h – Unchanged since 24 Sept
PATIENTS IN ICU BEDS 🛏️
📉 878 in 24h – Unchanged since 24 Sept
📉 40 in 24h
📉 956 in 7 days
📉 3,723 in 28 days
📈 Increasing figure | 📉 Decreasing figure | ⏸️ Unchanged figure | ↗️ Increasing % | ↘️ Decreasing % | ↔️ Unchanged %
LAST 28 DAYS 🗓️
🦠 959,374 new cases
🕯️ 3,723 deaths
DAYS SINCE 🗓️
🦠 606 days since the first reported UK case
🕯️ 570 days since the first reported UK death
🦠 7,701,715 positive cases so far to date (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
🕯️ 136,208 deaths so far – Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result
🕯️ 158,664 total deaths – Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes– Registered up to Friday 10 September 2021
7-Day UK COVID-19 Data – Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 27 September 2021.
Trends up. Compared with a year ago, many more cases, more in hospital, and sadly more deaths.
💉 Vaccination UK (up to and including 26 September 2021)
💉48,736,534 first doses
📈 92.15% of UK adults (aged 18+)
📈 89.67% of UK population (aged 16+)
📈 72.65% of total UK population
💉44,764,324 second doses
📈 84.64% of UK adults (aged 18+)
📈 82.36% of UK population (aged 16+)
📈 66.73% 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 – aged 12 and below – remain unvaccinated.
People vaccinated in the UK up to and including 26 September 2021.
In summary, as of 26 September 2021:
- 66.73% 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).
- 82.36% 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).
- 84.64% 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 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.)
■ 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.
■ 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.
📚 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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