▫ 51,253 COVID infections on the UK government dashboard in relation to the last 24h
▫ 16,419 hospital admissions in 7 days 🚨
▫ 20,396 patients currently in hospital 🚨
▫ 364 patients in ICU 🚨
▫ 233 deaths 🚨

🙈🙉🙊 #CovidIsNotOver


First published in April 2022.


(*) Note: 6 April 2022 -- Deaths figures for England include backlog. Due to a processing error, a number of people who died within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test in 2022 were not reported in a timely manner. 2,714 deaths within 28 days of a positive test were added retrospectively on 6 April 2022.













  • 233 deaths due to coronavirus in the latest report (today for the last 24 hours).
  • 51,253 new coronavirus infections in the latest report (today for the last 24 hours) and the actual number UK-wide is potentially significantly higher, always worth checking out the data provided by the ONS and by the King’s College team in the accompanying tables.
  • Free NHS tests: Free testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) from the NHS has ended for most people in England. More information for each UK nation can be found here: Changes to testing for COVID-19 in England - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
  • The total number of coronavirus infections reported across the UK in the last 7 days was 389,368, while in the last 28 days 2,067,986 infections have been reported.
  • 1,194 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 171 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 62,259 deaths across the UK.
  • Meanwhile, a total of 3,885 deaths due to Covid-19 have been reported across the UK in the last 28 days.
  • 2,040 Covid-19 hospital admissions occurred on 2 April 2022.
  • 20,396 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds - reported as of 5 April 2022.
  • 364 Covid-19 patients are occupying mechanical ventilation beds – according to the data reported on 5 April 2022.
  • All three of these healthcare measures a continuing concern for our seriously under-pressure NHS.

SO FAR:

  • 797 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020)
  • 761 days since the first reported death (6 March 2020). Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting around 21.5 million people in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data)
  • In this time, the virus has been responsible for at least 169,095 deaths (within 28 days of a first positive test result). Official data also currently indicate there have been (at least) 187,929 deaths in total, where the deceased person’s death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday 25 March 2022, according to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)



(Source: UK Health Security Agency)





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After two years without updating its list of just three symptoms of COVID-19 (a high temperature, a new continuous cough and a loss or change to the sense of smell or taste), the NHS has finally updated its list of symptoms of COVID:

😩 Shortness of breath
🥱 Feeling tired or exhausted
🤕 An aching body
🤯 A headache
🤐 A sore throat
🤧 A blocked or runny nose
😞 Loss of appetite
🥴 Diarrhoea
🤮 Feeling sick or being sick


COVID-19: people with COVID-19 and their contacts
Infectious diseases: schools and other childcare settings
Managing cases of infectious diseases in schools and other childcare settings posters.
Changes to COVID-19 testing in England from 1 April
Information on who can access free coronavirus (COVID-19) tests from 1 April 2022 and how to get them.
List of general population COVID-19 testing providers - GOV.UK

(Source: Gov.uk)





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“Hospitals in the UK’s worst hotspots are full. COVID-19 wasn’t over, and try as the UK government has, to ignore the science, and to bury the data, the virus is always one step ahead. The latest ‘Freedom Day’ on 24 February 2022 has finally been found out. Another huge error.” – Dr Joe Pajak.





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Petition — Boris Johnson: Don’t scrap free COVID testing and isolation!
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■ 🧬 COG-UK sequencing




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■ 🧬 UKHSA genomically confirmed case numbers




(Source: UK Health Security Agency)





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📈 UK COVID-19 data


(Source: UK Health Security Agency)


■ 🧮 Case & Death Totals
🦠21,461,556 positive cases so far to date (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
🕯️169,095 deaths so far – Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result - since the first reported death on 6 March 2020
🕯️ 187,929 total deaths – Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes – Registered up to Friday 25 March 2022 – according to the UK dashboard

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(Source: UK Health Security Agency + Public Health Wales
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Note: Data cross-referenced with the latest official data from the UK dashboard.

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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. (Source: ONS)








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🧩 Long COVID UK

LONG COVID UK ESTIMATE (ONS – 3 March 2022)
🚨 1.5 million people currently live with long COVID in the UK
🚨 2.4% of the UK population currently live with long COVID
🚨 Long COVID symptoms adversely affect the day-to-day activities of 989,000 people (65% of long COVID sufferers)
🚨 Of those, 281,000 people are “limited a lot”
🚨 Most common symptoms: Fatigue (51%), shortness of breath (35%), loss of smell (34%), loss of taste (25%), and difficulty concentrating (25%)

(Source: ONS)







Total Cases & Total Deaths




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)


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Notes:

  • UK data will not necessarily fully reflect the numbers in specific measures, e.g., where there are data issues, delays due to IT issues, or issues with reporting arrangements for the four nations. It is important therefore to note the specific reporting cycles of UK Covid-19 data when looking at how data are presented. Seven-day rolling averages are often used to help ‘smooth’ the various reporting cycles across different nations; nevertheless, care is needed when seeking to gain an accurate picture of the situation at any time. The deaths’ data used in the charts below relate to deaths ‘attributed to COVID-19 – each following a reported positive test result for COVID-19 within 28 days of their death’.
  • From the week of 21 February 2022, the UK Health Security Agency will stop publishing dashboard updates at weekends. The dashboard will be updated as usual from Monday to Friday. Daily cases and deaths by report date published on Mondays will include figures from the weekend. These will not be separated out to show daily figures for Saturday and Sunday.
  • Further detail can be found at the UK Health Security Agency.








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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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  • Text: This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 6 April 2022. | The authors write in a personal capacity.
  • Data cross-referenced with the latest official data from the UK dashboard.
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