Today’s data in the UK sadly show a further 74 deaths and 38,009 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours. This means there have now been 1,099 deaths due to Covid-19 in the last 7 days, equivalent to around 157 each of those days, or 57,305 annually.

First published in October 2021.

📆 #TodayInCOVID
Summary 31-Oct-2021

▪ 38,009 in 24h ↘️
▪ 284,058 in 7 days ↘️
▪ 1,173,213 in 28 days ↗️
▪ 423.5 per 100k ↘️

▪ 91,763 in 24h ↘️

▪ 1,038 in 24h ↗️
▪ 6,981 in 7 days ↘️
▪ 24,291 in 28 days ↗️

▪ 8,983 in 24h ↗️
▪ 60,390 in 7 days ↗️
▪ 210,305 in 28 days ↗️

▪ 946 in 24h ↗️
▪ 6,399 in 7 days ↗️
▪ 23,169 in 28 days ↗️

▪ 74 in 24h ↘️
▪ 1,099 in 7 days ↗️
▪ 3,685 in 28 days ↗️️

▪ 49.9m — 74.47% of UK population received 1 dose
▪ 45.6m — 68.12% of UK population received 2 doses
▪ 7.8m — 11.76% of UK population received 3 doses

▪ 1,100,000 estimated cases ↗️

↗️ Increasing | ↘️ Decreasing | ↔️ Unchanged

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  • The total number of coronavirus infections reported in the last 7 days was 284,058 while in the last 28 days 1,173,213 infections have been reported, the highest 28-day number since 30 January 2021.
  • 1,099 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 “new normal” for daily deaths caused by Covid-19, then annually this would equate to around 57,305 deaths. There is nothing normal about that. What is acceptable about this potential level of annual deaths?
  • 3,685 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 – 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.


  • 640 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020).
  • 604 days since the first reported death (7 March 2020).
  • Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting over 9 million people (9,057,629 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 140,632 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 person’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 – 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 – 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 – ENGLAND

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

  • Boosters – 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

  • Vaccine certification required for late-night venues and large events – SCOTLAND

You now need to show proof that you’re fully vaccinated using either the NHS Scotland COVID Status app, a paper copy of your vaccination record, or proof that you’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 – WALES

You now 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.


  • International air travel “substantially decreased” since 2019

“The number of people travelling to and from the UK by air has decreased by 97% since the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,” according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

“The International Passenger Survey (IPS), which collects details from overseas residents leaving the UK, and UK residents returning home, shows overseas residents made 277,000 visits by air to the UK during Quarter 2 (April to June) 2021.

“This was 97% fewer than Quarter 2 2019 as travel continues to be restricted because of COVID-19. People travelling to visit friends and relatives decreased by 93% to 173,000, holiday visits decreased by 99.6% to 13,000 and business trips decreased by 97% to 44,000.”

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(Source: Office for National Statistics)

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■ 🧬 COG-UK sequencing

(Source: COG-UK)

■ 🧬 UKHSA genomically confirmed case numbers

(Source: UK Health Security Agency)

📈 UK COVID-19 data

■ 🧮 Full Data

■ 🧮 Case & Death Totals
🦠 9,057,629 positive cases so far to date (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
🕯️ 140,632 deaths so far – Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result
🕯️ 163,515 total deaths – Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes– Registered up to Friday 15 October 2021

7-Day UK COVID-19 Data – Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 31 October 2021.

(Source: UK Health Security Agency)

💉 Vaccination UK

■ 💉 First & Second Doses

💉49,955,853 first doses
📈 86.87% of UK population (aged 12+)
📈 74.47% of total UK population*

💉45,697,856 second doses
📈 79.46% of UK population (aged 12+)
📈 68.12% of total UK population*

People vaccinated in the UK up to and including 30 October 2021.

■ 💉 Booster & Third Doses

■ 💉 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.

■ Estimated ®️ number

■ Population testing positive for COVID-19

(Source: ONS)

■ Stringency Index

PMP Magazine

📚 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.

● Adult population (aged 18 and above) = 52,890,044 (last year: 52,673,433)
● Population aged 16 and above = 54,353,665 (last year: 54,098,971)
● Population aged 11 and above = 58,325,411 (last year: 57,975,918)
● Population aged 5 and above = 63,298,904 (last year: 62,939,544)

(Source ▪ ONS)

📈 Full Daily UK #COVID19 Charts & Comments via #TodayInCovid:

🦠 Everything #COVID19:

🗃️ Sources: @CovidGenomicsUK | @UKHSA | @ONS

🧮 Special thanks: @JoePajak & #NHS


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


  • Text: This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 31 October 2021. | The authors write in a personal capacity.
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