Todayโ€™s data in the UK sadly reports another 47 deaths and 39,705 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours (weekend data lag). This means there have now been 1,083 deaths due to Covid-19 in the last 7 days, equivalent to around 155 each of those days, or 56,471 annually.


First published in November 2021.








๐Ÿ“† #TodayInCOVID
Summary 15-Nov-2021


๐Ÿฆ  POSITIVE CASES
โ†—๏ธ 39,705 in 24h๏ธ ๐Ÿšจ
โ†—๏ธ 269,802 in 7 days ๐Ÿšจ
โ†˜๏ธ 1,112,850 in 28 days๏ธ ๐Ÿšจ
โ†—๏ธ 402.2 per 100k

๐Ÿฆ  ESTIMATE CASES (KINGโ€™S COLLEGE/ZOE)
โ†˜๏ธ 64,297 in 24h ๐Ÿšจ

๐Ÿฅ HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
โ†˜๏ธ 976 in 24h
โ†˜๏ธ 6,351 in 7 days ๐Ÿšจ
โ†—๏ธ 27,525 in 28 days๏ธ ๐Ÿšจ

๐Ÿฅ PATIENTS IN HOSPITAL
โ†˜๏ธ 8,678 in 24h ๐Ÿšจ
โ†˜๏ธ 62,099 in 7 days ๐Ÿšจ
โ†—๏ธ 243,255 in 28 days๏ธ ๐Ÿšจ

๐Ÿ›Œ PATIENTS IN ICU BEDS
โ†˜๏ธ 999 in 24h ๐Ÿšจ
โ†˜๏ธ 7,112 in 7 days ๐Ÿšจ
โ†—๏ธ 26,382 in 28 days ๐Ÿšจ

๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ DEATHS
โ†˜๏ธ 47 in 24h ๐Ÿšจ
โ†˜๏ธ 1,083 in 7 days ๐Ÿšจ
โ†—๏ธ 4,317 in 28 days ๏ธ๐Ÿšจ


๐ŸŒก๏ธ LONG COVID ESTIMATE (ONS)
โ†—๏ธ 1,200,000 estimated cases ๐Ÿšจ
โ†—๏ธ 108,000 estimated cases (under 25) ๐Ÿšจ
โ†—๏ธ 69,000 estimated cases (aged 2-16) ๐Ÿšจ

LABELS:
โ†—๏ธ Increasing | โ†˜๏ธ Decreasing | โ†”๏ธ Unchanged | ๐Ÿšจ Worsening

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  • The total number of coronavirus infections reported in the last 7 days was 269,802 while in the last 28 days 1,112,850 infections have been reported.
  • 1,083 deaths due to coronavirus have been reported in the last 7 days.
  • The number of deaths in the past week equates on average to around 155 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 56,471 deaths. There really is nothing normal or acceptable about this potential level of annual deaths.
  • 4,317 deaths due to Covid-19 have been reported in the UK in the last 28 days โ€“ the highest 28-day figure since 24 March 2021.
  • 976 Covid-19 hospital admissions occurred on 09 November 2021 โ€“ [updated] according to the latest health care data for the UK as a whole.
  • 8,678 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 11 November 2021.
  • 999 Covid-19 patients are occupying mechanical ventilation beds โ€“ according to the data reported on 11 November 2021.
  • All three of the healthcare measures [above] are an increasing concern for our now seriously over-stretched NHS.


SO FAR:

  • 655 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020).
  • 619 days since the first reported death (7 March 2020).
  • Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting over 9.6 million people (9,600,369 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 142,945 deaths (within 28 days of first positive test result). Official data also currently indicate there have been 165,534 deaths in total, where the deceased personโ€™s death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday 29 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)






ENGLAND

  • Vaccinations for 12 to 17 year olds

All young people aged 16 and 17 will soon be able to book their second vaccine dose from 12 weeks after their first one.

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

  • Booster vaccines

People aged 40 to 49 will soon be offered a booster of either Pfizer or Moderna vaccine 6 months after their second dose. Book your vaccination appointment online or find a walk-in clinic.

Note: NHS England said that the National Booking System will open for those aged 40-49 who had their second dose at least 152 days (5 months) earlier to book their third jab from 22 November โ€“ although appointments wonโ€™t take place until at least 182 days (six months) after the second dose.

NORTHERN IRELAND

  • Booster vaccines

If you are eligible, you will be offered a booster vaccine 6 months after your second dose by your GP. If you are 50 or over, you can also contact a local community pharmacy to book an appointment.

  • First dose vaccinations for young people

All young people aged 12 to 15 can now get a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

SCOTLAND

  • COVID-19 vaccinations for young people

All young people aged 12 to 17 will be invited to an appointment or can attend a drop-in clinic to get their vaccine. Find out more on NHS inform.

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

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.

WALES

  • NHS COVID Pass

From 15 November, if you are over 18, you must show the NHS COVID Pass to enter theatres, cinemas and concert halls in Wales.

  • Booster vaccines

If youโ€™re eligible, you will be offered a booster vaccine at least 6 months after your second dose. Booster doses are being given in priority order.

  • Self-isolate if someone in your household has symptoms

If someone in your household has symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19, you should self-isolate and get a PCR test. If youโ€™re not fully vaccinated and over 17, self-isolate for 10 days and take a test on days 2 and 8. Children under 5 do not need to self-isolate. Read the complete self-isolation rules on GOV.WALES.

  • First dose vaccinations for young people

All young people aged 12 to 15 can now get a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.


(Source: Gov.uk)







  • Previously infected people less likely to be vaccinated

People were less likely to be vaccinated against COVID-19 if they had had a previous infection of the virus (more than 120 days ago), according to a study of COVID-19 Infection Survey data by the ONS.

The study found people aged 18 to 64 years who worked in hospitality, personal services and transport sectors were less likely to have received a vaccination against COVID-19 than those working in other sectors. People aged 18 to 64 years who reported they were working were more likely to be vaccinated than those not working or employed but not currently working.

Across all age groups, those who live in more deprived areas were less likely to have received a vaccination against COVID-19, than those who lived in less deprived areas.

Going further...


(Source: Office for National Statistics)







  • How should the UK protect against further rises in infections?

๐Ÿšง Improve controls
๐Ÿงช Test, trace and isolate
๐Ÿ“ข Improve public awareness
๐Ÿšฆ Tighten border restrictions
๐Ÿ’Š Antivirals and pharmaceuticals
๐Ÿ’‰ Boosters and increase vaccine uptake
๐ŸชŸ Improve ventilation in schools & workplaces


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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

7-Day UK COVID-19 Data โ€“ Graph showing key data as trendlines as of 15 November 2021.

(Source: UK Health Security Agency)


โ–  ๐Ÿงฎ Case & Death Totals
๐Ÿฆ  9,600,369 positive cases so far to date (recorded) โ€“ Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 142,945 deaths so far โ€“ Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 165,534 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



โ–  ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ Total COVID Deaths in the World






๐Ÿ’‰ Vaccination UK


โ–  ๐Ÿ’‰ Vaccine Doses

๐Ÿ’‰50,582,504 first doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 87.96% of UK population (aged 12+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 75.40% of total UK population*

๐Ÿ’‰46,027,909 second doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 80.04% of UK population (aged 12+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 68.62% of total UK population*

๐Ÿ’‰12,860,751 third doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 22.36% of UK population (aged 12+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 19.17% of total UK population*


(Source: UK Health Security Agency + NHS England)



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

(Sources: UK Health Security Agency + Welsh Government
+ Scottish Government + N-I Ministry of Health)



โ–  Population Testing Positive for COVID-19

(Source: ONS)



โ–  Number of contact tracing alerts sent (England & Wales)

(Source: NHS)



โ–  Stringency Index

(Source: University of Oxford)


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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.


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Sources
  • Text: This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 15 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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