Another dreadful milestone of note today: 160,824 deaths of people whose death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday, 24 September 2021.
First published in October 2021.
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▪ 33,869 in 24h ↘️
▪ 238,465 in 7 days ↘️
▪ 930,991 in 28 days ↘️
▪ 355.5 per 100k ↘️
▪ 642 admissions in 24h ↘️
▪ 4,932 in 7 days ↘️
▪ 6,747 patients ↗️️
▪ 769 in ICU beds ↘️
▪ 166 in 24h ↗️
▪ 777 in 7 days ↘️
▪ 3,669 in 28 days ↘️️
▪ 45.0m received 2 doses
▪ 67.11% of the UK population received 2 doses
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Today’s data in the UK sadly indicate that a further 166 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 33,869 new infections reported in the last 24 hours.
- The total number of coronavirus infections reported in the last 7 days was 238,465 while in the last 28 days 930,991 infections have been reported.
- 777 deaths due to coronavirus have been reported in the last 7 days. This equates on average to around 111 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 40,515 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 642 Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 1 October 2021.
- 6,747 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 4 October 2021.
- 769 patients are requiring intensive care support as of 4 October 2021 – all three measures are an increasing concern for our over-stretched NHS.
- 614 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020).
- 578 days since the first reported death (7 March 2020).
- Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting over 7.9 million people (7,967,985 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 137,152 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test result). Official data also currently indicate there have been 160,824 deaths in total, where the deceased person’s death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday 24 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 international travel – UK WIDE
The traffic light system for travel no longer applies. Instead, there is a single red list and the rest of the world. If you’re travelling to the UK from a non-red list country or territory and are eligible under fully vaccinated rules, you only need to take a test on day 2 after you arrive.
- 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.
- UK COVID-19 deaths rise for fifteenth consecutive week
“The number of deaths from all causes in the UK in the week ending 24 September 2021 was 12,247, 16.0% above the average for the corresponding week in 2015 to 2019,” according to the ONS.
“Deaths were above the five-year average in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
“Of all deaths registered in the week to 24 September, 1,108 involved COVID-19, 59 more than in the previous week, the highest number since the week ending 12 March 2021. Deaths involving COVID-19 accounted for around 1 in 11 deaths (9.0%).”
UK deaths involving COVID-19 rose in the week to 24 September
Number of deaths registered by week, UK, week ending 8 January 2021 to week ending 24 September 2021
🧬 Variants News (Sequencing as of 4 October 2021)
📈 87,400 sequenced cases in the last 28 days
↘️ 80.51% of all sequenced cases
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Find out more about the latest data on COVID-19 variants.
📈 UK COVID-19 data (reported on 5 October 2021)
📉 33,869 in 24h
↘️ -1.9% vs last week
📉 238,465 in 7 days
📉 930,991 in 28 days
📉 355.5 per 100k
King’s College ESTIMATE 🦠
📈 65,774 daily cases
📉 642 in 24h – Unchanged since 1 Oct
📉 4,932 in 7 days – Unchanged since 1 Oct
PATIENTS IN HOSPITAL 🏥
📈 6,747 in 24h
PATIENTS IN ICU BEDS 🛏️
📉 769 in 24h
📈 166 in 24h
📉 777 in 7 days
📉 3,669 in 28 days
📈 Increasing figure | 📉 Decreasing figure | ⏸️ Unchanged figure | ↗️ Increasing % | ↘️ Decreasing % | ↔️ Unchanged %
LAST 28 DAYS 🗓️
🦠 930,991 new cases
🕯️ 3,669 deaths
DAYS SINCE 🗓️
🦠 614 days since the first reported UK case
🕯️ 578 days since the first reported UK death
🦠 7,967,985 positive cases so far to date (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
🕯️ 137,152 deaths so far – Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result
🕯️ 160,824 total deaths – Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes– Registered up to Friday 24 September 2021
7-Day UK COVID-19 Data – Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 5 October 2021.
💉 Vaccination UK (up to and including 4 October 2021)
💉48,994,530 first doses
📈 85.20% of UK population (aged 12 and above)
📈 73.04% of total UK population
💉45,021,381 second doses
📈 78.29% of UK population (aged 12 and above)
📈 67.11% of total UK population
(*Note: The vaccination percentages are calculated on the basis that the total population aged 12 and above forms the number eligible in theory for vaccination in that age range. This will be validated and/or amended when the official dashboard confirms the methodology it will use for this calculation.)
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 4 October 2021.
In summary, as of 4 October 2021, it is estimated that:
- 67.11% of the total UK population (of all ages) had received two doses of a vaccine against the virus (one that for the vaccines currently being used requires 2 doses).
- 85.20% of the UK population (aged 12 and above) had received one dose of a vaccine against the virus (one that for the vaccines currently being used requires 2 doses).
- This data will be cross-referenced with the official data from the UK dashboard when this has been reported.
■ 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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