Today’s data in the UK sadly show a further 40* deaths and 40,077 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours. This means there have now been 1,101 deaths due to Covid-19 in the last 7 days, equivalent to around 157 each of those days, or 57,409 annually.

First published in November 2021.

* “Daily counts of deaths in England rely on multiple data sources. Deaths data was not received from NHS England on 1st November 2021. This will have an impact on the total number of deaths reported. The CPNS system issues have been resolved and daily reporting will be restored as normal from Tues 2 Nov, including counts that could not be recorded for the previous period during the system outage.”

📆 #TodayInCOVID
Summary 1-Nov-2021

40,077 in 24h ↗️
287,568 in 7 days ↗️
1,178,213 in 28 days ↗️🚨
428.7 per 100k ↗️

90,186 in 24h ↘️

1,090 in 24h ↗️
6,985 in 7 days ↘️
24,637 in 28 days ↗️

9,065 in 24h ↗️🚨
61,262 in 7 days ↗️🚨
212,880 in 28 days ↗️

962 in 24h ↗️
6,470 in 7 days ↗️
23,324 in 28 days ↗️

40 in 24h ↘️
1,101 in 7 days ↗️🚨
3,692 in 28 days ↗️️

49.9m74.52% of UK population received 1 dose
45.7m68.14% of UK population received 2 doses
8m12.05% 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 287,568 while in the last 28 days 1,178,213 infections have been reported, the highest 28-day number since 30 January 2021.
  • 1,101 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 57,409 deaths. There is nothing normal about that. What is acceptable about this potential level of annual deaths?
  • 3,692 deaths due to Covid-19 have been reported in the UK in the last 28 days.
  • Latest health care data indicate that there were 1,090 Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 26 October 2021.
  • 9,065 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 29 October 2021 – the highest since 8 March 2021.
  • 962 patients are requiring intensive care support as of 29 October 2021.
  • All three of the healthcare measures [above] are an increasing concern for our now seriously over-stretched NHS.


  • 641 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020).
  • 605 days since the first reported death (7 March 2020).
  • Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting over 9 million people (9,097,311 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 140,672 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 eventsWALES

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.


  • Unvaccinated people in England 32 times more likely to die of COVID-19

“Unvaccinated people in England were 32 times more likely to die of COVID-19 than those who have been fully vaccinated,” according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Analysis of weekly age-adjusted risk of death between 2 January and 24 September 2021 showed “the age-standardised mortality rates (ASMRs) for deaths involving COVID-19 were consistently lower for people who had received two vaccinations compared to one or no vaccinations.

“The characteristics of the vaccinated and unvaccinated populations have changed over time because of the selective roll-out of the vaccine and differences in uptake.”

Age-standardised mortality rates for deaths involving COVID-19 are consistently lower for people who have received two vaccinations.

Going further...

  • Self-isolation rules broken by one in five of those testing positive for COVID-19

22% of people in England testing positive for COVID-19 say they have not followed all self-isolation requirements.

“Experimental data show these people carried out at least one activity during self-isolation that was not adherent to legislation, for example, leaving the home or having visitors, for reasons not permitted,” the ONS explains.

If you test positive for COVID-19, it is a legal requirement to self-isolate at home for the following 10 days, without receiving any visitors unless it is to provide essential care.

Going further...

(Source: Office for National Statistics)

70% say pupils at secondary schools should wear masks.
According to a recent YouGov survey, most people (70%) in the UK think pupils at secondary schools should be required to wear masks in communal areas at school.
China locks down Shanghai Disneyland and tests 34,000 visitors after single Covid case
The popular theme park became the site of a suspected Delta outbreak, with authorities mass testing tens of thousands in the pursuit of Covid zero
Increased COVID restrictions in the UK look inevitable as winter arrives.
Cases are high in people over 60, who are far more likely to develop severe COVID and need hospital treatment.
The NHS is in trouble. It needs our help and support now.
Time to make some noise. The NHS and healthcare staff need our help and we must all fight for them. Demand your right to have your money spent directly to secure access to basic healthcare.

■ 🧬 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
🦠 9,097,311 positive cases so far to date (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
🕯️ 140,672 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 1 November 2021.

(Source: UK Health Security Agency)

💉 Vaccination UK

💉 First & Second Doses

💉49,987,325 first doses
📈 86.92% of UK population (aged 12+)
📈 74.52% of total UK population*

💉45,712,351 second doses
📈 79.49% of UK population (aged 12+)
📈 68.14% of total UK population*

People vaccinated in the UK up to and including 31 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 1 November 2021. | The authors write in a personal capacity.
  • Data cross-referenced with the latest official data from the UK dashboard.
  • Cover: Adobe Stock/SergeyBitos.
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