Todayโ€™s data in the UK reports another 51 deaths due to Covid-19 and 37,681 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours.

First published in November 2021.

๐Ÿ“† #TodayInCOVID
Summary 28-Nov-2021

โ†˜๏ธ 24h: 37,681 ๐Ÿšจ
โ†˜๏ธ 7 days: 305,656 ๐Ÿšจ
โ†˜๏ธ 28 days: 1,102,817๏ธ ๐Ÿšจ

โ†—๏ธ 439.5 cases per 100k population
โ†˜๏ธ Average: 43,665 cases / day ๐Ÿšจ
๐Ÿšจ 4,740,663 infections since 19 July (โ€œFreedom Dayโ€)

โ†˜๏ธ Estimated: 80,502 cases ๐Ÿšจ

โ†—๏ธ 24h: 768
โ†˜๏ธ 7 days: 5,430 ๐Ÿšจ
โ†˜๏ธ 28 days: 25,264๏ธ ๐Ÿšจ

โ†˜๏ธ 24h: 7,633 ๐Ÿšจ
โ†˜๏ธ 7 days: 55,333 ๐Ÿšจ
โ†˜๏ธ 28 days: 242,879๏ธ ๐Ÿšจ

โ†˜๏ธ 24h: 925 ๐Ÿšจ
โ†—๏ธ 7 days: 6,432 ๐Ÿšจ
โ†˜๏ธ 28 days: 27,267 ๐Ÿšจ

๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ DEATHS
โ†˜๏ธ 24h: 51 ๐Ÿšจ
โ†˜๏ธ 7 days: 848 ๐Ÿšจ
โ†˜๏ธ 28 days: 4,144 ๏ธ๐Ÿšจ

โ†˜๏ธ Average: 121 deaths / day ๐Ÿšจ
๐Ÿšจ 15,925 deaths since 19 July (โ€œFreedom Dayโ€)

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

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

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  • 37,681 new UK coronavirus infections in 24 hours.
  • The total number of coronavirus infections reported in the last 7 days was 305,656 while in the last 28 days 1,102,815 infections have been reported.
  • 848 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 121 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 44,217 deaths. There really is nothing normal or acceptable about this potential level of annual deaths.
  • 4,144 deaths due to Covid-19 have been reported in the UK in the last 28 days.
  • 768 Covid-19 hospital admissions occurred on 23 November 2021 โ€“ according to the latest health care data for the UK as a whole.
  • 7,633 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 25 November 2021.
  • 925 Covid-19 patients are occupying mechanical ventilation beds โ€“ according to the data reported on 25 November 2021.
  • All three of the healthcare measures [above] remain a continuing concern for our now seriously under-pressure NHS.


  • 668 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020).
  • 632 days since the first reported death (7 March 2020). Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting over 10 million people (10,146,915 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 144,775 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 personโ€™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 โ€“ each following a reported positive test result for COVID-19 within 28 days of their death.

(Source: UK Health Security Agency)


  • Face masks compulsory in public transport and shops

Face coverings will be made compulsory in shops and on public transport from next week. All hospitality settings will be exempt.


  • 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 โ€“ although appointments wonโ€™t take place until at least 182 days (six months) after the second dose.

  • Changes to the red list for international travel, this guidance applies to

Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Angola have been added to the travel red list. South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Namibia moved onto the red list on 26 November.


  • 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.

  • Changes to the red list for international travel , this guidance applies to

South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Namibia are now on the travel red list. If you arrive in Northern Ireland before 4am on 28 November, you must quarantine at the place you say youโ€™re staying on your passenger locator form and take day 2 and day 8 PCR tests. If you arrive after then, you must book and stay in a managed quarantine hotel.


  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Changes to the red list for international travel , this guidance applies to

South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Namibia are now on the travel red list. You cannot enter Wales if you have been in a red list country in the last 10 days. You must book and stay in a managed quarantine hotel for 10 days and take PCR tests on day 2 and day 8.


  • Face coverings for Year 7 in communal areas

The Department for Education sent an email to schools and childcare providers this weekend to confirm that: โ€œFace coverings should be worn in communal areas in all settings by staff, visitors and pupils or students in Year 7 and above, unless exempt.โ€

Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the National Education Union (NEU), is calling on the government to โ€œgo furtherโ€ by encouraging mask-wearing in classrooms.

Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said โ€œThis worrying situation, however, emphasises the need for better support from the government for the education sector.โ€

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โ–  ๐Ÿงฌ Omicron variant detection

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

Covid-19 UK Data: First UK Lockdown to 28 November 2021.

(Source: UK Health Security Agency)

โ–  ๐Ÿงฎ Case & Death Totals
๐Ÿฆ  10,146,915 positive cases so far to date (recorded) โ€“ Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 144,775 deaths so far โ€“ Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 167,927 total deaths โ€“ Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causesโ€“ Registered up to Friday 12 November 2021

โ–  ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ New COVID Cases in the World

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

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

๐Ÿ’‰ Vaccination UK

โ–  ๐Ÿ’‰ Vaccine Doses

๐Ÿ’‰ 50,917,949 first doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 88.54% of UK population (aged 12+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 75.90% of total UK population*

๐Ÿ’‰ 46,309,909 second doses
๐Ÿ“ˆ 80.53% of UK population (aged 12+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 69.04% of total UK population*

๐Ÿ’‰17,581,331 booster or third dose total
๐Ÿ“ˆ 30.57% of UK population (aged 12+)
๐Ÿ“ˆ 26.21% 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)

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 28 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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