Todayโ€™s data in the UK sadly indicate that 38 new deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours due to Covid-19 and 34,574 new infections โ€“ the 61st day in a row that infections have been above 25,000. In the same period, there have been over 2 million reported infections and over 7,100 deaths.

First published in October 2021.

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Summary 10-Oct-2021

โ–ช 34,574 in 24h โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 260,787 in 7 days โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 949,502 in 28 days โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 388.8 per 100k โ†—๏ธ

โ–ช 817 admissions in 24h โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 5,153 in 7 days โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 6,763 patients โ†˜๏ธ๏ธ
โ–ช 808 in ICU beds โ†—๏ธ

๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ DEATHS
โ–ช 38 in 24h โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 785 in 7 days โ†˜๏ธ๏ธ
โ–ช 3,538 in 28 days โ†˜๏ธ๏ธ

โ–ช 45.1m received 2 doses
โ–ช 67.33% of the UK population received 2 doses
โ–ช 257,442 first doses for 12-15 yo in England
โ–ช 9.0% of 12-15 received 1 dose

โ–ช 1,100,000 estimated cases โ†—๏ธ

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

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  • The total number of coronavirus infections reported in the last 7 days was 260,787 while in the last 28 days 949,502 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 817 Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 5 October 2021.
  • 6,763 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 7 October 2021.
  • 808 patients are requiring intensive care support as of 7 October 2021 โ€“ all three measures are an increasing concern for our over-stretched NHS.


  • 619 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020).
  • 583 days since the first reported death (7 March 2020).
  • Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting over 8 million people (8,154,306 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 137,735 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.

(Source: UK Health Security Agency)

  • New rules for international travel โ€“ ENGLAND

47 countries and territories will be removed from the red list from 11 October. 37 new countries and territories will be added to the list of countries with recognised proof of full vaccination for travel to England.

  • 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.


Over one million cases of COVID-19 in the UK in September, thousands of cases in schools, weakened restrictions, no masks, a faltering vaccine programme, and the risk that a proportion of people who get COVID will go on to develop Long COVID... One has to ask: When will the government act?

Half a million COVID-19 infections in the last two weeks will lead to a range of outcomes.

Some will:

  • be hospitalised;
  • need intensive care;
  • suffer long term illness/disabilities;
  • infect others;
  • die.

The current government strategy is not helping.

What is the government doing?

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๐Ÿงฌ Variants News (COG-UK sequencing)

(Source: COG-UK)

๐Ÿงฌ Variants News (UKHSA genomically confirmed case numbers)

(Source: UK Health Security Agency)

All the latest data on COVID-19 variants.

๐Ÿ“ˆ UK COVID-19 data (reported on 10 October 2021)

๐Ÿ“‰ 34,574 in 24h
โ†—๏ธ +13.6% vs last week
๐Ÿ“ˆ 260,787 in 7 days
โ†—๏ธ +7.8%
๐Ÿ“ˆ 949,502 in 28 days
โ†—๏ธ +0.9%

๐Ÿ“ˆ 388.8 per 100k โ€“ Highest since 10 Sept
โ†—๏ธ +7.8%

Kingโ€™s College ESTIMATE ๐Ÿฆ 
๐Ÿ“‰ 70,104 daily cases

๐Ÿ“ˆ 817 in 24h โ€“ Latest update: 5 Oct
โ†—๏ธ +7.2%
๐Ÿ“ˆ 5,153 in 7 days โ€“ Latest update: 5 Oct
โ†—๏ธ +0.8%

๐Ÿ“‰ 6,763 in 24h โ€“ Latest update: 7 Oct
โ†”๏ธ =

๐Ÿ“ˆ 808 in 24h โ€“ Latest update: 7 Oct
โ†˜๏ธ -0.9%

DEATHS ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ
๐Ÿ“‰ 38 in 24h
โ†—๏ธ +9.9%
๐Ÿ“‰ 785 in 7 days
โ†”๏ธ =
๐Ÿ“‰ 3,538 in 28 days
โ†˜๏ธ -5.1%

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  949,502 new cases
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 3,538 deaths


๐Ÿฆ  619 days since the first reported UK case
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 583 days since the first reported UK death

๐Ÿฆ  8,154,306 positive cases so far to date (recorded) โ€“ Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 137,735 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

(Source: UK Health Security Agency)

7-Day UK COVID-19 Data โ€“ Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 10 October 2021.

๐Ÿ’‰ Vaccination UK (up to and including 9 October 2021)

๐Ÿ’‰49,158,835 first doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 85.48% of UK population (aged 12+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 73.28% of total UK population

๐Ÿ’‰45,168,344 second doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 78.54% of UK population (aged 12+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 67.33% of total UK population

(Source: Public Health England)

People vaccinated in the UK up to and including 9 October 2021.

2,851,400 children in England aged 12-15 years old are now eligible to be vaccinated.

๐Ÿ’‰257,442 first doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 9.0% of children aged 12-15

๐Ÿ’‰6,495 second doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 0.2% of children aged 12-15

8,549,198 children in England โ€“ aged 12 and below โ€“ remain unvaccinated.

In summary, as of the latest reported vaccination data, it is estimated that:

  • 67.33% 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).
  • 85.48% 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 has been cross-referenced with the official data from the UK dashboard as of 9 October 2021.

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 8 October 2021)

  • Latest R range for England: 0.9 to 1.1 ๐Ÿ“ˆ
  • Latest R range for Wales: 0.8 to 1.1 ๐Ÿ“‰
  • Latest R range for Scotland: 0.7 to 1.0 โ†”๏ธ๏ธ
  • Latest R range for Northern Ireland: 0.95 to 1.05 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

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.

๐Ÿ“ˆ Increasing figure | ๐Ÿ“‰ Decreasing figure | โ†”๏ธ Unchanged figure

โ–  Population testing positive for COVID-19:

According to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) Covid-19 Infection Survey data, COVID-19 infections increased in England and decreased in Scotland and Northern Ireland. In the same week, the trend was uncertain in Wales.

(Source: ONS)

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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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.