Today’s data in the UK sadly reports a further 157 deaths due to Covid-19, and 44,242 new coronavirus infections, in the last 24 hours. This means there have now been 1,038 deaths due to Covid-19 in the last 7 days, equivalent to around 148 each of those days, or 54,124 annually.

First published in November 2021.

📆 #TodayInCOVID
Summary 19-Nov-2021

↘️ 44,242 in 24h️ 🚨
↗️ 281,128 in 7 days 🚨
↘️ 1,085,221 in 28 days️ 🚨
↗️ 403.1 per 100k

↗️ 40,161 cases every day 🚨

↗️ 68,265 in 24h 🚨

↗️ 827 in 24h
↘️ 6,183 in 7 days 🚨
↘️ 27,061 in 28 days️ 🚨

↘️ 8,079 in 24h 🚨
↘️ 59,083 in 7 days 🚨
↘️ 248,329 in 28 days️ 🚨

↘️ 923 in 24h 🚨
↘️ 6,706 in 7 days 🚨
↗️ 27,232 in 28 days 🚨

↘️ 157 in 24h 🚨
↗️ 1,038 in 7 days 🚨
↗️ 4,391 in 28 days ️🚨

↗️ 148 deaths every day 🚨

↗️ 1,200,000 estimated cases 🚨
↗️ 108,000 estimated cases (under 25) 🚨
↗️ 69,000 estimated cases (aged 2-16) 🚨

↗️ Increasing | ↘️ Decreasing | ↔️ Unchanged | 🚨 Worsening

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  • The total number of coronavirus infections reported in the last 7 days was 281,128 while in the last 28 days 1,085,221 infections have been reported.
  • 1,038 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 148 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 54,124 deaths. There really is nothing normal or acceptable about this potential level of annual deaths.
  • 4,391 deaths due to Covid-19 have been reported in the UK in the last 28 days..
  • 827 Covid-19 hospital admissions occurred on 15 November 2021 – according to the latest health care data for the UK as a whole.
  • 8,079 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 18 November 2021.
  • 923 Covid-19 patients are occupying mechanical ventilation beds – according to the data reported on 18 November 2021.
  • All three of the healthcare measures [above] are an increasing concern for our now seriously under-pressure NHS.


  • 659 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020).
  • 623 days since the first reported death (7 March 2020).
  • Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting over 9.7 million people (9,766,153 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 143,716 deaths (within 28 days of a first positive test result). Official data also currently indicate there have been 166,730 deaths in total, where the deceased person’s death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday 5 November 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)


  • 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 – although appointments won’t take place until at least 182 days (six months) after the second dose.


  • 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.


  • 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 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

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 you’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 you’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.


  • Most adults reported wearing a face covering

According to the ONS, most adults (85%) in Britain reported they wore a face covering when outside their home over the past seven days. This proportion appeared to increase with age; 71% of those aged 16 to 29 years reported wearing a face-covering compared to 96% of those aged 70 years and above.

While most adults (70%) reported wearing a face covering while travelling on public transport, just 24% said that everyone or almost everyone else was doing the same.

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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

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

(Source: UK Health Security Agency)

■ 🧮 Case & Death Totals
🦠 9,766,153 positive cases so far to date (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
🕯️ 143,716 deaths so far – Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result
🕯️ 166,730 total deaths – Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes– Registered up to Friday 5 November 2021

■ 🕯️ Total COVID Deaths in the World

💉 Vaccination UK

■ 💉 Vaccine Doses

💉50,707,953 first doses
📈 88.18% of UK population (aged 12+)
📈 75.59% of total UK population*

💉46,108,608 second doses
📈 80.18% of UK population (aged 12+)
📈 68.74% of total UK population*

💉14,266,368 booster or third dose total
📈 24.81% of UK population (aged 12+)
📈 21.27% of total UK population*

(Source: UK Health Security Agency + NHS England)

■ 💉 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

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

■ Population Testing Positive for COVID-19

(Source: ONS)

■ Number of contact tracing alerts sent (England & Wales)

(Source: NHS)

■ Stringency Index

(Source: University of Oxford)

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 19 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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