167 deaths reported in the last 24 hours due to Covid-19, while transmission of the virus continues to be of concern, with a further 34,526 new infections. 920 deaths in 7 days, i.e. on average 131 deaths each day, equivalent to 47,971 deaths annually.


First published in September 2021.









๐Ÿ“† #TodayInCOVID
Summary 28-Sep-2021


๐Ÿฆ  CASES
โ–ช 34,526 in 24h โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 244,164 in 7 days โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 961,719 in 28 days โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 364 per 100k โ†—๏ธ

๐Ÿฅ HOSPITAL
โ–ช 706 admissions in 24h โ†”๏ธ
โ–ช 5,242 in 7 days โ†”๏ธ
โ–ช 7,000 patients โ†—๏ธ๏ธ
โ–ช 831 in ICU beds โ†˜๏ธ

๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ DEATHS
โ–ช 167 in 24h โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 920 in 7 days โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 3,840 in 28 days โ†—๏ธ๏ธ

๐Ÿ’‰ VACCINATION
โ–ช 44.7m received two doses
โ–ช 66.78% 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 167 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 34,526 new infections reported in the last 24 hours.

  • The total number of coronavirus infections reported in the last 7 days was 244,164 while in the last 28 days 961,719 infections have been reported.
  • 920 deaths due to coronavirus have been reported in the last 7 days. This equates on average to around 131 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 47,971 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 706 Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 24 September 2021.
  • 7,000 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 27 September 2021.
  • 831 patients are requiring intensive care support as of 27 September 2021 โ€“ all three measures are an increasing concern for our over-stretched NHS.

SO FAR:

  • 607 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020).
  • 571 days since the first reported death (7 March 2020).
  • Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting over 7.7 million people (7,736,235 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 136,375 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test result). Official data also currently indicate there have been 159,716 deaths in total, where the deceased personโ€™s death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday 17 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.

  • Boosters โ€“ 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.

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.






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  • UK COVID-19 deaths continue to rise

The number of deaths from all causes in the UK in the week ending 17 September 2021 was 12,640, 19.3% above the average for the corresponding week in 2015 to 2019. Deaths were above the five-year average in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Of these, 1,049 deaths were registered involving COVID-19, accounting for around 1 in 12 deaths (8.3%). The number of deaths from COVID-19 was the highest since the week ending 12 March 2021.

Northern Ireland had the highest proportion of deaths involving COVID-19 at 16.8% (63 deaths), followed by Scotland at 10.7% (135 deaths), Wales at 9.9% (66 deaths) and England at 7.6% (783 deaths).


Deaths involving COVID-19 increased for the 14th consecutive week

Number of deaths registered by week, UK, week ending 8 January 2021 to week ending 17 September 2021






๐Ÿงฌ Variants News (Sequencing as of 27 September 2021)

#DeltaAY4

๐Ÿ“‰ 87,453 sequenced cases in the last 28 days
โ†˜๏ธ 81.46% of all sequenced cases

#DeltaVariant

๐Ÿ“‰ 10,697
โ†—๏ธ 9.96%

#DeltaAY5

๐Ÿ“‰ 3,910
โ†˜๏ธ๏ธ 3.64%


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 28 September 2021)

CASES ๐Ÿฆ 
๐Ÿ“‰ 34,526 in 24h
โ†—๏ธ +9.4% vs last week
๐Ÿ“ˆ 244,164 in 7 days
โ†—๏ธ +12.2%
๐Ÿ“ˆ 961,719 in 28 days
โ†—๏ธ +0.8%
๐Ÿ“ˆ 364 per 100k ย โ€“ Highest since 12 Sept
โ†—๏ธ +12.2%

Kingโ€™s College ESTIMATE ๐Ÿฆ 
๐Ÿ“ˆ 58,126 daily cases

HOSPITALISATIONS ๐Ÿฅ
๐Ÿ“‰ 706 in 24h โ€“ Unchanged since 24 Sept
โ†˜๏ธ -6.0%
๐Ÿ“‰ 5,242 in 7 days โ€“ Unchanged since 24 Sept
โ†˜๏ธ -14.7%

PATIENTS IN HOSPITAL ๐Ÿฅ
๐Ÿ“ˆ 7,000 in 24h
โ†˜๏ธ -10.0%

PATIENTS IN ICU BEDS ๐Ÿ›๏ธ
๐Ÿ“‰ 831 in 24h
โ†˜๏ธ -15.4%

DEATHS ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ
๐Ÿ“ˆ 167 in 24h
โ†˜๏ธ -17.7%
๐Ÿ“‰ 920 in 7 days
โ†˜๏ธ -8.8%
๐Ÿ“ˆ 3,840 in 28 days โ€“ Highest since 26 March
โ†—๏ธ +6.6%


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  961,719 new cases
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 3,840 ย deaths โ€“ Highest 28-day deaths total since 26 March


DAYS SINCE ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ

๐Ÿฆ  607 days since the first reported UK case
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 571 days since the first reported UK death


TOTALS ๐Ÿงฎ
๐Ÿฆ  7,736,235 positive cases so far to date (recorded) โ€“ Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 136,375 deaths so far โ€“ Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 159,716 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 28 September 2021.






๐Ÿ’‰ Vaccination UK (up to and including 27 September 2021)

๐Ÿ’‰48,765,726 first doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 92.20% of UK adults (aged 18+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 89.72% of UK population (aged 16+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 72.70% of total UK population

๐Ÿ’‰44,799,748 second doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 84.70% of UK adults (aged 18+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 82.42% of UK population (aged 16+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 66.78% 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 27 September 2021.


In summary, as of 27 September 2021:

  • 66.78% 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).
  • 82.42% 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).
  • 84.70% 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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