121 deaths reported in the last 24 hours due to Covid-19 and 30,301 new infections. 800 deaths in 7 days, i.e. on average 114 deaths each day, equivalent to 41,714 deaths annually.
First published in September 2021.
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▪ 30,301 in 24h ↘️
▪ 243,983 in 7 days ↘️
▪ 947,298 in 28 days ↘️
▪ 363.7 per 100k ↘️
▪ 768 admissions in 24h ↗️
▪ 5,095 in 7 days ↘️
▪ 6,733 patients ↘️️
▪ 815 in ICU beds ↗️
▪ 121 in 24h ↘️
▪ 800 in 7 days ↘️
▪ 3,749 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 ↗️
↗️ Increasing | ↘️ Decreasing | ↔️ Unchanged
Today’s data in the UK sadly indicate that a further 121 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 30,301 new infections reported in the last 24 hours.
- The total number of coronavirus infections reported in the last 7 days was 243,983 while in the last 28 days 947,298 infections have been reported.
- 800 deaths due to coronavirus have been reported in the last 7 days. This equates on average to around 114 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 41,714 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.
- 611 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020).
- 575 days since the first reported death (7 March 2020).
- Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting over 7.8 million people (7,871,520 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 136,910 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.
- 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.
- One in six adults reported some form of depression in summer 2021
17% of adults aged 16 years and over in Great Britain experienced some form of depression in summer 2021 (between 21 July and 15 August 2021), the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reports.
Rates of depressive symptoms peaked during the COVID-19 pandemic between 27 January and 7 March 2021, when 21% experienced some form of depression.
One in six adults experienced some form of depression in summer 2021, compared with one in five in early 2021
Percentage of adults with moderate to severe depressive symptoms, Great Britain, July 2019 to August 2021
Jorja Halliday. | Portsmouth News/Tracey Halliday
Desperately sad to read of the death of Jorja Halliday, from Portsmouth, who died at the Queen Alexandra Hospital on Tuesday after being tested for COVID-19 just 4 days earlier, and on the day she was supposed to receive the COVID jab.
Dreadfully sad time for her parents, family and friends. So sorry for their loss.
Jorja Halliday tragically died in hospital 4 days after receiving her PCR test results with her mum by her side, holding her hand.
Her mum warned of children being too “blasé” about the virus as she paid tribute to her “beautiful” and “courageous” girl.
🧬 Variants News (Sequencing as of 2 October 2021)
📈 84,287 sequenced cases in the last 28 days
↗️ 80.65% of all sequenced cases
↗️ Increasing % | ↘️ Decreasing % | ↔️ Unchanged %
Find out more about the latest data on COVID-19 variants.
📈 UK COVID-19 data (reported on 2 October 2021)
📉 30,301 in 24h
↘️ -6.7% vs last week
📉 243,983 in 7 days
📉 947,298 in 28 days
📉 363.7 per 100k
King’s College ESTIMATE 🦠
📈 62,422 daily cases
📈 768 in 24h – Unchanged since 27 Sept
📈 5,095 in 7 days – Unchanged since 27 Sept
PATIENTS IN HOSPITAL 🏥
📉 6,733 in 24h – Unchanged since 30 Sept
PATIENTS IN ICU BEDS 🛏️
📈 815 in 24h – Unchanged since 30 Sept
📉 121 in 24h
📉 800 in 7 days
📈 3,749 in 28 days
📈 Increasing figure | 📉 Decreasing figure | ⏸️ Unchanged figure | ↗️ Increasing % | ↘️ Decreasing % | ↔️ Unchanged %
LAST 28 DAYS 🗓️
🦠 947,298 new cases
🕯️ 3,749 deaths
DAYS SINCE 🗓️
🦠 611 days since the first reported UK case
🕯️ 575 days since the first reported UK death
🦠 7,871,520 positive cases so far to date (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
🕯️ 136,910 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 17 September 2021
7-Day UK COVID-19 Data – Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 2 October 2021.
💉 Vaccination UK (up to and including 30 September 2021)
💉48,829,118 first doses – Unchanged*
📈 92.32% of UK adults (aged 18+)
📈 89.84% of UK population (aged 16+)
📈 72.79% of total UK population
💉44,867,373 second doses – Unchanged*
📈 84.83% of UK adults (aged 18+)
📈 82.55% of UK population (aged 16+)
📈 66.89% of total UK population
(*Note: The vaccination uptake percentages for the UK will not be updated while we work on a solution to include 12-15 year olds.)
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.
In summary, as of 30 September 2021:
- 66.89% 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).
- 82.55% 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).
- 84.83% 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 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.
📚 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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