Todayโ€™s data in the UK sadly indicate that a further 143 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours due to Covid-19; while transmission of the virus is of increasing concern, with 39,851 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, the highest daily number since the first week in September.

First published in October 2021.

๐Ÿ“† #TodayInCOVID
Summary 6-Oct-2021

โ–ช 39,851 in 24h โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 241,594 in 7 days โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 931,867 in 28 days โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 360.2 per 100k โ†—๏ธ

โ–ช 666 admissions in 24h โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 4,941 in 7 days โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 6,836 patients โ†—๏ธ๏ธ
โ–ช 800 in ICU beds โ†—๏ธ

๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ DEATHS
โ–ช 143 in 24h โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 770 in 7 days โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 3,621 in 28 days โ†˜๏ธ๏ธ

โ–ช 45.0m received 2 doses
โ–ช 67.16% of the UK population received 2 doses

ยฎ๏ธ 0.8 โ€“ 1.1 in England โ†—๏ธ

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

  • The total number of coronavirus infections reported in the last 7 days was 241,594 while in the last 28 days 931,867 ย infections have been reported.
  • 770 deaths due to coronavirus have been reported in the last 7 days. This equates on average to around 110 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 40,150 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 666 Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 2 October 2021.
  • 6,836 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 5 October 2021.
  • 800 patients are requiring intensive care support as of 5 October 2021 โ€“ all three measures are an increasing concern for our over-stretched NHS.


  • 615 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020).
  • 579 days since the first reported death (7 March 2020).
  • Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting over 8 million people (8,006,660 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 137,295 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 personโ€™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 โ€“ each following a reported positive test result for COVID-19 within 28 days of their death.

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  • New rules for international travel โ€“ 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 youโ€™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 โ€“ ENGLAND

The government has set out its COVID-19 autumn and winter plan.

  • Vaccine certification required for late-night venues and large events โ€“ SCOTLAND

From 1 October, you need to show proof that you are fully vaccinated using either the NHS Scotland COVID Status app, a paper copy of your vaccination record, or proof that youโ€™re exempt, to enter late-night venues and large events. (Find out more on GOV.SCOT.)

  • NHS COVID Pass required for nightclubs and large events โ€“ WALES

From 11 October, you need to show proof that you are fully vaccinated or have a recent negative rapid lateral flow test using NHS COVID Pass to attend nightclubs and large events. (Find out more on GOV.WALES.)

  • 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.


  • Estimates show low rates of coronavirus reinfections

โ€œThe estimated number of COVID-19 reinfections in the UK between July 2020 and September 2021 is low overall, and reinfections more likely to cause serious illness are even lower,โ€ according to the ONS analysis of the Coronavirus Infection Survey. The survey thus showed that between July 2020 and September 2021, โ€œthe estimated rate for all reinfections was 11.8 per 100,000 participant days at risk. This includes those with a lower viral load.โ€

The estimated rate for reinfections with a high viral load was 5.5 per 100,000 participant days at risk over the entire at-risk period.

Britain has now had over 8 million COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

Important fact: Only three countries in the world have had more coronavirus cases: the United States, India, and Brazil.

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๐Ÿงฌ Variants News (Sequencing as of 6 October 2021)


๐Ÿ“ˆ 92,883 sequenced cases in the last 28 days
โ†˜๏ธ 80.47% of all sequenced cases


๐Ÿ“ˆ 12,172
โ†—๏ธ 10.55%


๐Ÿ“ˆ 4,043
โ†˜๏ธ 3.50%

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 6 October 2021)

๐Ÿ“ˆ 39,851 in 24h โ€“ Highest since 6 September
โ†—๏ธ +8.5% vs last week
๐Ÿ“ˆ 241,594 in 7 days
โ†˜๏ธ -2.0%
๐Ÿ“ˆ 931,867 in 28 days
โ†˜๏ธ -3.2%
๐Ÿ“ˆ 360.2 per 100k
โ†˜๏ธ -2.0%

Kingโ€™s College ESTIMATE ๐Ÿฆ 
๐Ÿ“ˆ 66,033 daily cases

๐Ÿ“ˆ 666 in 24h โ€“ Unchanged since 2 Oct
โ†—๏ธ +0.2%
๐Ÿ“ˆ 4,941 in 7 days โ€“ Unchanged since 2 Oct
โ†˜๏ธ -5.4%

๐Ÿ“ˆ 6,836 in 24h
โ†˜๏ธ -2.7%

๐Ÿ“ˆ 800 in 24h
โ†˜๏ธ -3.1%

DEATHS ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ
๐Ÿ“‰ 143 in 24h
โ†˜๏ธ -4.7%
๐Ÿ“‰ 770 in 7 days
โ†˜๏ธ -14.8%
๐Ÿ“‰ 3,621 in 28 days
โ†˜๏ธ -4.3%

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  931,867 new cases
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 3,621 deaths


๐Ÿฆ  615 days since the first reported UK case
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 579 days since the first reported UK death

๐Ÿฆ  8,006,660 positive cases so far to date (recorded) โ€“ Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 137,295 deaths so far โ€“ Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 160,824 total deaths โ€“ Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causesโ€“ Registered up to Friday 24 September 2021

7-Day UK COVID-19 Data โ€“ Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 6 October 2021.

๐Ÿ’‰ Vaccination UK (up to and including 5 October 2021)

๐Ÿ’‰49,035,877 first doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 85.20% of UK population (aged 12 and above)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 73.04% of total UK population

๐Ÿ’‰45,049,953 second doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 78.29% of UK population (aged 12 and above)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 67.16% 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 โ€“ aged 12 and below โ€“ remain unvaccinated.

People vaccinated in the UK up to and including 5 October 2021.

In summary, as of 5 October 2021, it is estimated that:

  • 67.16% 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).
  • 85.27% 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.

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 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—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.