Today’s data in the UK reports a further 149 deaths due to COVID-19 and 43,676 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours. This means there have now been 926 deaths in the last 7 days, equivalent to around 132 each of those days, or 48,284 annually.

First published in November 2021.

📆 #TodayInCOVID
Summary 24-Nov-2021

↗️ 24h: 43,676 🚨
↗️ 7 days: 303,071 🚨
↘️ 28 days: 1,090,834️ 🚨

↗️ 430.5 cases per 100k population
↗️ Average: 43,296 cases / day 🚨
🚨 4,566,084 infections since 19 July (“Freedom Day”)

↗️ Estimated: 76,728 cases 🚨

↘️ 24h: 722
↘️ 7 days: 5,703 🚨
↘️ 28 days: 26,135️ 🚨

↘️ 24h: 7,874 🚨
↘️ 7 days: 56,278 🚨
↘️ 28 days: 245,604️ 🚨

↘️ 24h: 919 🚨
↘️ 7 days: 6,437 🚨
↘️ 28 days: 27,303 🚨

↘️ 24h: 149 🚨
↘️ 7 days: 926 🚨
↘️ 28 days: 4,246 ️🚨

↘️ Average: 132 deaths / day 🚨
🚨 15,436 deaths since 19 July (“Freedom 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 303,071 while in the last 28 days 1,090,834 infections have been reported.
  • 926 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 132 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 48,284 deaths. There really is nothing normal or acceptable about this potential level of annual deaths.
  • 4,246 deaths due to Covid-19 have been reported in the UK in the last 28 days.
  • 722 Covid-19 hospital admissions occurred on 20 November 2021 – according to the latest health care data for the UK as a whole.
  • 7,874 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 23 November 2021.
  • 926 Covid-19 patients are occupying mechanical ventilation beds – according to the data reported on 23 November 2021.
  • All three of the healthcare measures [above] are an increasing concern for our now seriously under-pressure NHS.


  • 664 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020).
  • 628 days since the first reported death (7 March 2020).
  • Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting over 9.9 million people (9,974,843 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 144,286 deaths (within 28 days of a first positive test result). Official data also currently indicate there have been 167,927 deaths in total, where the deceased person’s death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday 12 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 can now book 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.


  • Three in four people self-isolated after positive COVID-19 test

According to the ONS, “around three quarters (75%) of individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 fully adhered to isolation requirements throughout the full self-isolation period,” between 1 and 6 November 2021 – stable since June 2021, but a decrease from 86% in May 2021.

“Adherence was lower between onset of symptoms and receiving a positive test result (71%), compared with 24 hours following a positive result (98%) and the remainder of the self-isolation period (93%). Just over a third (34%) of those who tested positive reported that self-isolation had a negative effect on their well-being and mental health.”

Going further...

(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

Covid-19 UK Data: First UK Lockdown to 24 November 2021.

(Source: UK Health Security Agency)

■ 🧮 Case & Death Totals
🦠 9,974,843 positive cases so far to date (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
🕯️ 144,286 deaths so far – Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result
🕯️ 167,927 total deaths – Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes– Registered up to Friday 12 November 2021

■ 🕯️ New COVID Cases in the World

■ 🕯️ Total COVID Cases in the World

■ 🕯️ Total COVID Deaths in the World

💉 Vaccination UK

■ 💉 Vaccine Doses

💉50,827,554 first doses
📈 88.38% of UK population (aged 12+)
📈 75.77% of total UK population*

💉46,208,819 second doses
📈 80.35% of UK population (aged 12+)
📈 68.88% of total UK population*

💉16,004,629 booster or third dose total
📈 27.83% of UK population (aged 12+)
📈 23.86% 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 24 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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