Todayโ€™s data in the UK sadly show a further 166 deaths and 41,278 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours. This means there have now been 1,097 deaths due to Covid-19 in the last 7 days, equivalent to around 157 each of those days, or 57,201 annually.

First published in October 2021.

๐Ÿ“† #TodayInCOVID
Summary 30-Oct-2021

โ–ช 41,278 in 24h โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 286,011 in 7 days โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 1,165,643 in 28 days โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 426.4 per 100k โ†˜๏ธ

โ–ช 92,728 in 24h โ†˜๏ธ

โ–ช 1,038 in 24h โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 6,981 in 7 days โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 24,291 in 28 days โ†—๏ธ

โ–ช 8,983 in 24h โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 60,390 in 7 days โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 210,305 in 28 days โ†—๏ธ

โ–ช 946 in 24h โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 6,399 in 7 days โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 23,169 in 28 days โ†—๏ธ

๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ DEATHS
โ–ช 166 in 24h โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 1,097 in 7 days โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 3,654 in 28 days โ†—๏ธ๏ธ

โ–ช 49.9m โ€” 74.42% of UK population received 1 dose
โ–ช 45.6m โ€” 68.09% of UK population received 2 doses
โ–ช 7.8m โ€” 11.72% of UK population received 3 doses

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 286,011 while in the last 28 days 1,165,643 infections have been reported, the highest 28-day number since 30 January 2021.
  • 1,097 deaths due to coronavirus have been reported in the last 7 days, the highest weekly figure since 11 March 2021.
  • The number of deaths in the past week equates on average to around 157 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 57,201 deaths. There is nothing normal about that. What is acceptable about this potential level of annual deaths?
  • 3,654 deaths due to Covid-19 have been reported in the UK in the last 28 days.
  • Latest health care data indicate that there were 1,038 Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 25 October 2021.
  • 8,983 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 28 October 2021 โ€“ the highest since 9 March 2021.
  • 946 patients are requiring intensive care support as of 28 October 2021.
  • All three of the healthcare measures [above] are an increasing concern for our now seriously over-stretched NHS.


  • 639 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020).
  • 603 days since the first reported death (7 March 2020).
  • Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting over 9 million people (9,019,962 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 140,558 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test result). Official data also currently indicate there have been 163,515 deaths in total, where the deceased personโ€™s death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday 15 October 2021, according to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

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)

  • All remaining countries to be removed from the travel red list โ€“ UK WIDE

From 4am on 1 November, all 7 remaining countries (Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela) will be removed from the red list of countries.

  • Children aged 12 to 15 โ€“ ENGLAND

All young people aged 12 to 15 can now book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment online.

  • Boosters โ€“ UK WIDE

Booster vaccine doses are now 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


  • 1 in 9 pupils testing positive for COVID-19 antibodies

More than one in nine school pupils tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies in the latest period following an infection, according to the ONSโ€™s Schools Infection Survey (SIS) โ€“ between 14 June and 6 July 2021. โ€œ11.25% of primary school pupils (one in nine) and 12.95% of secondary school pupils (one in eight) in sampled local authorities had antibody levels above the detection limit.โ€

Around one in nine primary school pupils and one in eight secondary school pupils had antibodies from prior infection.

Going further...

(Source: Office for National Statistics)

The vaccination programme has had a very positive impact. However, the daily numbers have been slowing for some weeks now and, alongside increasing the rate of daily vaccinations.

More interventions are needed now to bring down the level of infections. In particular, masks, physical distance, avoiding crowded indoor spaces, and ensuring effective ventilation in workplaces โ€“ including schools.

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โ–  ๐Ÿงฌ COG-UK sequencing

(Source: COG-UK)

โ–  ๐Ÿงฌ UKHSA genomically confirmed case numbers

(Source: UK Health Security Agency)

๐Ÿ“ˆ UK COVID-19 data

โ–  ๐Ÿงฎ Full Data

โ–  ๐Ÿงฎ Case & Death Totals
๐Ÿฆ  9,019,962 positive cases so far to date (recorded) โ€“ Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 140,558 deaths so far โ€“ Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 163,515 total deaths โ€“ Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causesโ€“ Registered up to Friday 15 October 2021

7-Day UK COVID-19 Data โ€“ Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 30 October 2021.

(Source: UK Health Security Agency)

๐Ÿ’‰ Vaccination UK

โ–  ๐Ÿ’‰ First & Second Doses

๐Ÿ’‰49,922,090 first doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 86.81% of UK population (aged 12+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 74.42% of total UK population*

๐Ÿ’‰45,672,948 second doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 79.42% of UK population (aged 12+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 68.09% of total UK population*

People vaccinated in the UK up to and including 29 October 2021.

โ–  ๐Ÿ’‰ Booster & Third Doses

โ–  ๐Ÿ’‰ Vaccination of Children 12-15

(Source: UK Health Security Agency + Public Health Wales
+ Public Health Scotland + HSC NI + ONS)

Note: Data cross-referenced with the latest official data from the UK dashboard.

โ–  Estimated ยฎ๏ธ number

โ–  Population testing positive for COVID-19

(Source: ONS)

โ–  Stringency Index

PMP Magazine

๐Ÿ“š Data Sources:

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)

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๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ Sources: @CovidGenomicsUK | @UKHSA | @ONS

๐Ÿงฎ Special thanks: @JoePajak & #NHS

โ€” AUTHORS โ€”

โ–ซ Dr Joe Pajak, PhD in physical chemistry: exploring the data, governor of an NHS FT hospital.
โ–ซ J.N. PAQUET, Author & Journalist, Editor of PMP Magazine.


  • Text: This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 30 October 2021. | The authors write in a personal capacity.
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