127 deaths reported in the last 24 hours due to Covid-19 and 35,577 new infections. 806 deaths in 7 days, i.e. on average 115 deaths each day, equivalent to 42,027 deaths annually. Concerns about the increase in positive tests for those aged 2 years to school Year 11...


First published in October 2021.









📆 #TodayInCOVID
Summary 1-Oct-2021


🦠 CASES
▪ 35,577 in 24h ↘️
▪ 246,150 in 7 days ↘️
▪ 954,575 in 28 days ↘️
▪ 366.9 per 100k ↘️

🏥 HOSPITAL
▪ 768 admissions in 24h ↗️
▪ 5,095 in 7 days ↘️
▪ 6,733 patients ↘️️
▪ 815 in ICU beds ↗️

🕯️ DEATHS
▪ 127 in 24h ↘️
▪ 806 in 7 days ↘️
▪ 3,748 in 28 days ↘️️

💉 VACCINATION – Unchanged
▪ 44.8m received two doses
▪ 66.89% of the UK population received two doses

®️ 0.8 – 1.1 in England ↗️

LABELS:
↗️ Increasing | ↘️ Decreasing | ↔️ Unchanged








Today’s data in the UK sadly indicate that a further 127 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 35,577 new infections reported in the last 24 hours.

  • The total number of coronavirus infections reported in the last 7 days was 246,150 while in the last 28 days 954,575 infections have been reported.
  • 806 deaths due to coronavirus have been reported in the last 7 days. This equates on average to around 115 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 42,027 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 768 Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 27 September 2021.
  • 6,733 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 30 September 2021.
  • 815 patients are requiring intensive care support as of 30 September 2021 – all three measures are an increasing concern for our over-stretched NHS.

SO FAR:

  • 610 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020).
  • 574 days since the first reported death (7 March 2020).
  • Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting over 7.8 million people (7,841,625 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 136,789 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 person’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 – 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 – 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.

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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  • One in four employees furloughed during COVID-19

26% of employees during the COVID-19 pandemic were furloughed at some point between March 2020 and June 2021. Half of them were furloughed for more than three months and less likely to be in employment by August 2021 (89% compared with 94% of those furloughed for less than three months).

Of all those ever furloughed, 22% have switched employer during the pandemic and 12% moved to a new sector.


The Office for National Statistics (ONS) explains: “Employees with GCSEs as their highest qualification were more likely to have been furloughed than employees with a degree or equivalent qualification, even after accounting for differences in individual characteristics, or their occupation or industry.

“Current employees who had been furloughed were more likely to be on a zero-hours contract than those who were never furloughed (5% and 2% respectively).

“Current employees who had ever been furloughed were also more likely to be looking to change their employment situation. They were more likely to be looking for a different or additional job (7% compared with 5%) and were twice as likely to report that they were looking for this work because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (21% compared with 12%).”

Read the full overview of workers who were furloughed in the UK

COVID-19 infection rates increasing in England and Wales. – ONS
Latest results from the Office for National Statistics’ COVID-19 Infection Survey.






🧬 Variants News (Sequencing as of 30 September 2021)

#DeltaAY4

📈 101,562 sequenced cases in the last 28 days
↘️ 80% of all sequenced cases

#DeltaVariant

📈 13,324
↗️ 10.49%

#DeltaAY5

📈 4,577
↘️️ 3.61%


LABELS:
📈 Increasing figure | 📉 Decreasing figure | ↗️ Increasing % | ↘️ Decreasing % | ↔️ Unchanged %







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






📈 UK COVID-19 data (reported on 1 October 2021)

CASES 🦠
📉 35,577 in 24h
↘️ -0.1% vs last week
📉 246,150 in 7 days
↗️ +5.1%
📉 954,575 in 28 days
↗️ +0.6%
📉 366.9 per 100k
↗️ +5.1%

King’s College ESTIMATE 🦠
📈 62,135 daily cases

HOSPITALISATIONS 🏥
📈 768 in 24h
↘️ -4.2%
📉 5,095 in 7 days
↘️ -12.2%

PATIENTS IN HOSPITAL 🏥
📉 6,733 in 24h
↘️ -5.8%

PATIENTS IN ICU BEDS 🛏️
📈 815 in 24h
↘️ -11.0%

DEATHS 🕯️
📉 127 in 24h
↘️ -29.4%
📉 806 in 7 days
↘️ -19.4%
📉 3,748 in 28 days
↗️ +4.6%


LABELS:
📈 Increasing figure | 📉 Decreasing figure | ⏸️ Unchanged figure | ↗️ Increasing % | ↘️ Decreasing % | ↔️ Unchanged %



LAST 28 DAYS 🗓️

🦠 954,575 new cases
🕯️ 3,748 deaths


DAYS SINCE 🗓️

🦠 610 days since the first reported UK case
🕯️ 574 days since the first reported UK death


TOTALS 🧮
🦠 7,841,625 positive cases so far to date (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
🕯️ 136,789 deaths so far – Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result
🕯️ 159,716 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 1 October 2021.






  • 1 October 2021 - official notice from the UK dashboard

“The vaccination uptake percentages for the UK will not be updated while we work on a solution to include 12-15 year olds.”






■ Estimated ®️ number: (report as of 1 October 2021)

  • Latest R range for England 0.8 to 1.1
  • Latest growth rate range for England: -3% to +1% per day
  • An R value between 0.8 and 1.1 means that, on average, every 10 people infected will infect between 8 and 11 other people. A growth rate of between -3% and +1% means that the number of new infections could be broadly flat, shrinking by up to 3% 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.)

■ Population testing positive for COVID-19:

According to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) Covid-19 Infection Survey data, infection rates increased in England and Wales but decreased in Scotland in the week ending 25 September 2021. The trend was uncertain in Northern Ireland.






■ 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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📚 Data Sources:








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🗃️ Sources: @CovidGenomicsUK | @PHE_uk | @ONS

🧮 Special thanks: @JoePajak & #NHS




— AUTHORS —

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


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