Today’s data in the UK sadly show a further 217 deaths and 41,299 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours. This means there have now been 1,141 deaths due to Covid-19 in the last 7 days, equivalent to 163 each of those days, or 59,450 annually.

First published in November 2021.

📆 #TodayInCOVID
Summary 3-Nov-2021

▪ 41,299 in 24h ↗️
▪ 277,837 in 7 days ↘️
▪ 1,179,657 in 28 days ↗️🚨
▪ 414.2 per 100k ↘️

▪ 88,592 in 24h ↘️🚨

▪ 888 in 24h ↘️
▪ 7,213 in 7 days ↘️🚨
▪ 25,910 in 28 days ↗️🚨

▪ 9,517 in 24h ↘️🚨
▪ 64,761 in 7 days ↗️🚨
▪ 224,144 in 28 days ↗️🚨

▪ 1,024 in 24h ↗️
▪ 6,853 in 7 days ↗️🚨
▪ 24,215 in 28 days ↗️🚨

▪ 217 in 24h ↘️🚨
▪ 1,141 in 7 days ↗️🚨
▪ 3,893 in 28 days ↗️️🚨

▪ 50m — 74.64% of UK population received 1 dose
▪ 45.7m — 68.20% of UK population received 2 doses
▪ 8.6m — 12.84% 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 277,837 while in the last 28 days 1,179,657 infections have been reported.
  • 1,141 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 163 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 59,495 deaths. There is nothing normal about that. What is acceptable about this potential level of annual deaths?
  • 3,893 deaths due to Covid-19 have been reported in the UK in the last 28 days - the highest 28-day figure since 26 March 2021.
  • 888 Covid-19 hospital admissions occurred on 30 October – according to the latest health care data for the UK as a whole.
  • 9,517 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 02 November 2021.
  • 1,024 Covid-19 patients are occupying mechanical ventilation beds – according to the data reported on 02 November 2021.
  • All three of the healthcare measures [above] are an increasing concern for our now seriously over-stretched NHS.


  • 643 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020).
  • 607 days since the first reported death (7 March 2020).
  • Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting over 9.1 million people (9,171,660 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 141,181 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 person’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 – 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 – 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.


  • Low rates of coronavirus reinfections – estimates

“The estimated number of coronavirus reinfections in the UK between July 2020 and October 2021 remains low overall and reinfections with a high viral load are even lower,” according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

“Analysis of the Coronavirus Infection Survey showed that in this period, the estimated rate for all reinfections in the UK was 11.9 per 100,000 participant days at risk.

“The estimated rate of reinfection for those with a higher viral load (that are more likely to cause illness) was 6.1 per 100,000 participant days at risk.

“The rate per 100,000 participant days at risk allows us to understand the rate of reinfection depending on how long participants have been “at risk” of reinfection and accounts for participants having initial infection episodes and entering the “at-risk period” at different times.”

Going further...

(Source: Office for National Statistics)

Covid jabs to be compulsory for NHS staff in England from April
Mandatory vaccination to be introduced for NHS England’s 1.2 million full-time staff from next year
No 10 concerned as 4.5 million eligible people fail to get Covid jab boosters
Downing Street fear hospitalisations and deaths among double-vaccinated could rise due to waning immunity
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.
JCVI failed to back youth Covid jabs despite favourable modelling
Researchers question why watchdog passed decision on vaccinating 12-17s to UK’s chief medical officers
UK launches trial of drug to tackle fatigue in long Covid patients
AXA1125 targets cell power plants that may be dysfunctional in long Covid patients with severe fatigue
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
🦠 9,171,660 positive cases so far to date (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
🕯️ 141,181 deaths so far – Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result
🕯️ 164,491 total deaths – Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes– Registered up to Friday 22 October 2021

7-Day UK COVID-19 Data – Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 3 November 2021.

(Source: UK Health Security Agency)

💉 Vaccination UK

■ 💉 First & Second Doses

💉50,071,683 first doses
📈 87.07% of UK population (aged 12+)
📈 74.64% of total UK population*

💉45,752,487 second doses
📈 79.56% of UK population (aged 12+)
📈 68.20% of total UK population*

People vaccinated in the UK up to and including 2 November 2021.

■ 💉 Booster & Third Doses

💉8,615,943 booster and third doses
📈 12.84% of total UK population*

■ 💉 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:

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🗃️ 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 3 November 2021. | The authors write in a personal capacity.
  • Data cross-referenced with the latest official data from the UK dashboard.
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