Todayโ€™s data in the UK sadly show a further 293* deaths and 33,865 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours. This means there have now been 1,131 deaths due to Covid-19 in the last 7 days, equivalent to around 162 each of those days, or 58,974 annually.

First published in November 2021.

* โ€œHigher number of deaths reported in England. Daily counts of deaths in England rely on multiple data sources. Deaths data was not received from NHS England on 1st November 2021. This means that two daysโ€™ worth of data from this data source are potentially included in todayโ€™s figures.โ€
Comment: Todayโ€™s overnight changes are likely [only slightly] higher than would be expected.

๐Ÿ“† #TodayInCOVID
Summary 2-Nov-2021

โ–ช 33,865 in 24h โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 280,479 in 7 days โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 1,178,209 in 28 days โ†˜๏ธ๐Ÿšจ
โ–ช 418.1 per 100k โ†˜๏ธ

โ–ช 88,727 in 24h โ†˜๏ธ๐Ÿšจ

โ–ช 1,002 in 24h โ†˜๏ธ
โ–ช 7,197 in 7 days โ†—๏ธ๐Ÿšจ
โ–ช 25,675 in 28 days โ†—๏ธ

โ–ช 9,538 in 24h โ†—๏ธ๐Ÿšจ
โ–ช 63,997 in 7 days โ†—๏ธ๐Ÿšจ
โ–ช 221,319 in 28 days โ†—๏ธ๐Ÿšจ

โ–ช 1,030 in 24h โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 6,781 in 7 days โ†—๏ธ
โ–ช 23,991 in 28 days โ†—๏ธ

๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ DEATHS
โ–ช 293 in 24h โ†˜๏ธ๐Ÿšจ
โ–ช 1,131 in 7 days โ†—๏ธ๐Ÿšจ
โ–ช 3,819 in 28 days โ†—๏ธ๏ธ๐Ÿšจ

โ–ช 50m โ€” 74.52% of UK population received 1 dose
โ–ช 45.7m โ€” 68.17% of UK population received 2 doses
โ–ช 8.3m โ€” 12.45% of UK population received 3 doses

โ–ช 1,100,000 estimated cases โ†—๏ธ

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

For more stories like this, sign up to our FREE Briefings today.

  • The total number of coronavirus infections reported in the last 7 days was 280,479 while in the last 28 days 1,178,209 infections have been reported.
  • 1,131 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 162 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 58,974 deaths. There is nothing normal about that. What is acceptable about this potential level of annual deaths?
  • 3,819 deaths due to Covid-19 have been reported in the UK in the last 28 days.
  • Latest health care data indicate that there were 1,002 Covid-19 hospital admissions reported on 29 October 2021.
  • 9,538 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 01 November 2021 โ€“ the highest since 6 March 2021.
  • 1,030 patients are requiring intensive care support as of 01 November 2021.
  • All three of the healthcare measures [above] are an increasing concern for our now seriously over-stretched NHS.


  • 642 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020).
  • 606 days since the first reported death (7 March 2020).
  • Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting over 9.1 million people (9,130,857 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 140,964 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test result). Official data also currently indicate there have been 164,491 deaths in total, where the deceased personโ€™s death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday 22 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)

  • 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

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

You now need to show proof that youโ€™re 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

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

(Source: UK Health Security Agency)

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.

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  9,130,857 positive cases so far to date (recorded) โ€“ Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 140,964 deaths so far โ€“ Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 164,491 total deaths โ€“ Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causesโ€“ Registered up to Friday 22 October 2021

7-Day UK COVID-19 Data โ€“ Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 2 November 2021.

(Source: UK Health Security Agency)

๐Ÿ’‰ Vaccination UK

โ–  ๐Ÿ’‰ First & Second Doses

๐Ÿ’‰50,025,020 first doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 86.99% of UK population (aged 12+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 74.52% of total UK population*

๐Ÿ’‰45,731,565 second doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 79.52% of UK population (aged 12+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 68.17% of total UK population*

People vaccinated in the UK up to and including 1 November 2021.

โ–  ๐Ÿ’‰ Booster & Third Doses

๐Ÿ’‰8,352,832 booster and third doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 12.45% of total UK population*

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)

๐Ÿ“ˆ Full Daily UK #COVID19 Charts & Comments via #TodayInCovid:

๐Ÿฆ  Everything #COVID19:

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 2 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.
  • Icons from