A further 150 deaths due to COVID-19 and 59,610 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours – the highest number of infections since 9 January 2021.


First published in December 2021.








📆 #TodayInCOVID
Summary 14-Dec-2021


🧪
POSITIVE CASES
▪ 24h: 59,610Highest since 9 January
▪ 7 days: 377,601Highest since 12 January
▪ 28 days: 1,312,601Highest since 25 January
▪ Average: 53,943 cases/day

🚨 Estimated cases (King’s College/Zoe): 85,452 cases
🚨 5,537,456 infections since 19 July (“Freedom Day”)

🚑
HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
▪ 24h: 793
▪ 7 days: 5,925Highest since 17 November
▪ 28 days: 22,443
🏥
PATIENTS IN HOSPITAL
▪ 24h: 7,672Highest since 24 November
▪ 7 days: 52,025Highest since 3 December
▪ 28 days: 213,963
🛌🏻
PATIENTS IN ICU BEDS
▪ 24h: 900
▪ 7 days: 6,247
▪ 28 days: 25,445

🕯️
DEATHS
▪ 24h: 150Highest since 8 December
▪ 7 days: 801
▪ 28 days: 3,468
▪ Average: 114 deaths / day

🚨 17,627 deaths since 19 July (“Freedom Day”)

🧬
OMICRON VARIANT
▪ Cases: 5,346
▪ Patients: 10
▪ Deaths: 1

LONG COVID UK ESTIMATE (ONS)
🚨 1,200,000 cases
🚨 1 in 50 people live with long COVID

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  • 59,610 new UK coronavirus infections in 24 hours – highest one day number since 9 January 2021.
  • The total number of coronavirus infections reported in the last 7 days was 377,601 while in the last 28 days 1,290,339 infections have been reported.
  • 801 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 114 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 45,208 deaths.
  • Meanwhile, 3,468 deaths due to Covid-19 have been reported in the UK in the last 28 days – that is equivalent to 46,042 deaths annually – neither calculation gives any cause for complacency. There really is nothing normal or acceptable about these potential levels of annual deaths.
  • 793 Covid-19 hospital admissions occurred on 10 December 2021 – according to the latest health care data for the UK as a whole.
  • 7,672 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds as of 13 December 2021.
  • 900 Covid-19 patients are occupying mechanical ventilation beds – according to the data reported on 13 December 2021.
  • All three of the healthcare measures [above] remain a continuing concern for our now seriously under-pressure NHS.


SO FAR:

  • 684 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020).
  • 648 days since the first reported death (7 March 2020). Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting over 10.9 million people in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data).
  • In this time, the virus has been responsible for at least 146,627 deaths (within 28 days of a first positive test result). Official data also currently indicate there have been 170,911 deaths in total, where the deceased person’s death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday 3 December 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)






ENGLAND


  • From 15 December

People aged 18 or over will be able to pre-book a booster dose appointment 2 months after their second dose. You can get your booster dose 3 months after your second dose.

You’ll need to show your NHS COVID Pass at nightclubs, some venues and large events to show you’re fully vaccinated, have had a negative test result in the last 48 hours, or you have an exemption.

  • From 14 December

Fully vaccinated contacts of someone with COVID-19 should take rapid lateral flow tests every day for 7 days. If you test positive or develop symptoms, you need to self-isolate for 10 days.

  • 13 December

People aged 30 or over can pre-book a booster dose appointment 2 months after their second dose. Book your booster vaccination appointment or find a walk-in vaccination site.

You should work from home if you can.

  • 10 December

You must wear a face-covering in most indoor public places, at large venues and events, and on public transport.

  • International travel

Anyone aged 12 and over must take a PCR or lateral flow test 2 days before travelling to England, and show a negative result.

You must also take a PCR test within 2 days of arriving and self-isolate until you get a negative test result, even if you’re fully vaccinated. Check what you need to do to travel to England from another country.

Countries in Africa have been added to the red list. You can only enter England from these countries if you are a UK or Irish resident. You must quarantine in a managed hotel on arrival and take 2 COVID-19 tests.

WALES


  • Tests required for travel to Wales

From 4am on Tuesday 7 December anyone aged 12 and over must show a negative PCR or lateral flow test result before travelling to Wales from abroad. You must take the test no more than 48 hours before you travel to Wales.

You must also take a PCR test within 2 days of arriving and self-isolate until you get a negative test result, even if you’re fully vaccinated. Check the rules for international travel to and from Wales.

  • Changes to the red list for international travel

Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia 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 quarantine in a managed hotel on arrival and take 2 COVID-19 tests.

  • New rules in response to Omicron variant

All staff and students in secondary schools, colleges and universities should wear a face-covering indoors where social distancing is not possible.

If you’re a contact of someone who may have been infected with the Omicron variant, you must self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of your vaccination status or age.

  • Booster vaccines

People aged 40 to 49 will be invited to have their booster vaccine. Your health board will contact you when it’s your turn.

  • Vaccinations for 12 to 17-year-olds

All young people aged 16 and 17 will be invited to have their second vaccine from 12 weeks after their first dose. All young people aged 12 to 15 can contact their health board if they have not received their first dose.

SCOTLAND


  • Tests required for travel to Scotland

From 4am on Tuesday 7 December anyone aged 12 and over must show a negative PCR or lateral flow test result before travelling to Scotland from abroad. You must take the test in the 2 days before you travel to Scotland.

You must also take a PCR test within 2 days of arriving and self-isolate until you get a negative test result, even if you’re fully vaccinated. Read guidance on international travel to Scotland.

  • Changes to the red list for international travel

Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia are now on the travel red list. If you arrived in Scotland after 4am on 28 November, you must book and stay in a managed quarantine hotel.

  • Booster vaccines

People aged 40 to 49 can now get a booster vaccine 6 months after their second dose. Find out more about the booster vaccine on NHS Inform.

  • Vaccinations for young people

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

NORTHERN IRELAND


  • Changes to the red list for international travel

South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Namibia are now on the travel red list. Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Angola were added to the red list at 4am on 28 November and Nigeria was added at 4am on Monday 6 December. If you arrive after this, you must book and stay in a managed quarantine hotel. You must also provide proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test taken in the three days before you travel to Northern Ireland.

  • Booster vaccines

People aged 40 to 49 can now get a booster vaccine 6 months after their second dose. They will get their booster at a Health and Social Care Trust vaccination hub or community pharmacy.

  • Vaccinations for young people

All young people aged 16 and 17 will soon be able to book their second vaccine from 12 weeks after their first dose at an HSC Trust vaccination hub.

All young people aged 12 to 15 can get a first vaccine through the school-based vaccination programme or at an HSC Trust vaccination hub. Find out more about how to get vaccinated in Northern Ireland.


(Source: Gov.uk)







  • Updated Omicron Risk Assessment

(Source: UKHSA)













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■ 🧬 Omicron variant detection










■ 🧬 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 14 December 2021.

(Source: UK Health Security Agency)


■ 🧮 Case & Death Totals
🦠 10,932,545 positive cases so far to date (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
🕯️ 146,627 deaths so far – Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result
🕯️ 170,911 total deaths – Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes– Registered up to Friday 3 December 2021



■ 🕯️ New COVID Cases in the World



■ 🕯️ Total COVID Cases in the World



■ 🕯️ New COVID Deaths in the World



■ 🕯️ Total COVID Deaths in the World






💉 Vaccination UK


💉 Vaccine Doses

(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)







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🗃️ Sources: @CovidGenomicsUK | @UKHSA | @ONS

🧮 Special thanks: @JoePajak & #NHS




— AUTHORS —

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.


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Sources
  • Text: This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 14 December 2021. | The authors write in a personal capacity.
  • Data cross-referenced with the latest official data from the UK dashboard.
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