43 deaths reported in the last 24 hours due to Covid-19 and 30,439 new infections. 785 deaths in 7 days, i.e. on average 112 deaths each day, equivalent to 40,932 deaths annually.

First published in October 2021.

๐Ÿ“† #TodayInCOVID
Summary 3-Oct-2021

โ–ช 30,439 in 24h โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 242,005 in 7 days โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 940,726 in 28 days โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 360.8 per 100k โ†˜๏ธ

โ–ช 755 admissions in 24h โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 5,064 in 7 days โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 6,733 patients โ†˜๏ธ๏ธ
โ–ช 815 in ICU beds โ†—๏ธ

๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ DEATHS
โ–ช 43 in 24h โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 785 in 7 days โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 3,724 in 28 days โ†˜๏ธ๏ธ

๐Ÿ’‰ VACCINATION โ€“ Unchanged data
โ–ช 44.8m received two doses
โ–ช 66.89% of the UK population received two doses

ยฎ๏ธ 0.8 โ€“ 1.1 in England โ†—๏ธ

โ†—๏ธ Increasing | โ†˜๏ธ Decreasing | โ†”๏ธ Unchanged

Todayโ€™s data in the UK sadly indicate that a further 43 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 30,439 new infections reported in the last 24 hours.

  • The total number of coronavirus infections reported in the last 7 days was 242,005 while in the last 28 days 940,726 infections have been reported.
  • 785 deaths due to coronavirus have been reported in the last 7 days. This equates on average to around 112 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 40,932 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 755 Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 28 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 โ€“ all three measures are an increasing concern for our over-stretched NHS.


  • 612 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020).
  • 576 days since the first reported death (7 March 2020).
  • Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting over 7.9 million people (7,900,680 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 136,953 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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  • Last year in Covid-19 โ€“ UK September compared

Almost 9 times as many infections reported in September 2021 compared with September 2020, around 6 times as many deaths.

๐Ÿฆ  1,034,921 infections (almost 9 times September 2020)
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 4,127 deaths (around 6 times September 2020)

๐Ÿฆ  117,396 infections
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 642 deaths

What is the government doing about it?

First UK Lockdown to 30 September 2021.

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๐Ÿงฌ Variants News (Sequencing as of 2 October 2021)


๐Ÿ“ˆ 84,287 sequenced cases in the last 28 days
โ†—๏ธ 80.65% of all sequenced cases


๐Ÿ“ˆ 10,744
โ†˜๏ธ 10.28%


๐Ÿ“ˆ 3,617
โ†˜๏ธ๏ธ 3.46%

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 3 October 2021)

๐Ÿ“ˆ 30,439 in 24h
โ†˜๏ธ -6.1% vs last week
๐Ÿ“‰ 242,005 in 7 days
โ†—๏ธ +1.1%
๐Ÿ“‰ 940,726 in 28 days
โ†˜๏ธ -0.8%
๐Ÿ“‰ 360.8 per 100k
โ†—๏ธ +1.1%

Kingโ€™s College ESTIMATE ๐Ÿฆ 
๐Ÿ“ˆ 63,324 daily cases

๐Ÿ“‰ 755 in 24h โ€“ Unchanged since 27 Sept
โ†˜๏ธ -4.1%
๐Ÿ“‰ 5,064 in 7 days โ€“ Unchanged since 27 Sept
โ†˜๏ธ -10.3%

๐Ÿ“‰ 6,733 in 24h โ€“ Unchanged since 30 Sept
โ†˜๏ธ -5.8%

๐Ÿ“ˆ 815 in 24h โ€“ Unchanged since 30 Sept
โ†˜๏ธ -11.0%

DEATHS ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ
๐Ÿ“‰ 43 in 24h
โ†˜๏ธ -25.9%
๐Ÿ“‰ 785 in 7 days
โ†˜๏ธ -18.7%
๐Ÿ“‰ 3,724 in 28 days
โ†—๏ธ +1.8%

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  940,726 new cases
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 3,724 deaths


๐Ÿฆ  612 days since the first reported UK case
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 576 days since the first reported UK death

๐Ÿฆ  7,900,680 positive cases so far to date (recorded) โ€“ Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 136,953 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 17 September 2021

7-Day UK COVID-19 Data โ€“ Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 3 October 2021.

๐Ÿ’‰ Vaccination UK (up to and including 30 September 2021)

๐Ÿ’‰48,829,118 first doses โ€“ Unchanged*
๐Ÿ“ˆ 92.32% of UK adults (aged 18+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 89.84% of UK population (aged 16+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 72.79% of total UK population

๐Ÿ’‰44,867,373 second doses โ€“ Unchanged*
๐Ÿ“ˆ 84.83% of UK adults (aged 18+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 82.55% of UK population (aged 16+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 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 โ€“ aged 12 and below โ€“ remain unvaccinated.

โ–  Estimated ยฎ๏ธ 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.)

โ–  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.

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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๐Ÿ“š Data Sources:

๐Ÿ“ˆ Full Daily UK #COVID19 Charts & Comments via #TodayInCovid: https://vip.politicsmeanspolitics.com/tag/uk-covid-19-chart/

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.