▫ 47,126 COVID infections on the UK government dashboard in relation to the last 24h
▫ 16,496 hospital admissions in 7 days 🚨
▫ 20,409 patients currently in hospital 🚨
▫ 361 patients in ICU 🚨
▫ 317 deaths 🚨

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First published in April 2022.













  • 317 deaths due to coronavirus in the latest report (today for the last 24 hours).
  • 47,126 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 361,774, while in the last 28 days 2,043,853 infections have been reported.
  • 1,319 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 188 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 68,776 deaths across the UK.
  • Meanwhile, a total of 4,060 deaths due to Covid-19 have been reported across the UK in the last 28 days.
  • 2,274 Covid-19 hospital admissions occurred on 3 April 2022.
  • 20,409 patients suffering from Covid-19 are currently occupying hospital beds - reported as of 6 April 2022.
  • 361 Covid-19 patients are occupying mechanical ventilation beds – according to the data reported on 6 April 2022.
  • All three of these healthcare measures a continuing concern for our seriously under-pressure NHS.

SO FAR:

  • 798 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020)
  • 762 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 169,412 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

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■ 🧬 UKHSA genomically confirmed case numbers




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📈 UK COVID-19 data


(Source: UK Health Security Agency)


■ 🧮 Case & Death Totals
🦠21,508,546 positive cases so far to date (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
🕯️169,412 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 – 7 April 2022)
🚨 1.7 million people currently live with long COVID in the UK
🚨 2.7% of the UK population currently live with long COVID
🚨 1 in 37 people in the UK has long COVID
🚨 Long COVID symptoms adversely affect the day-to-day activities of 1.1 million people (67% of long COVID sufferers)
🚨 Of those, 322,000 people (19%) are “limited a lot”
🚨 Most common symptoms of long COVID:
▫ fatigue (51%)
▫ shortness of breath (34%)
▫ loss of smell (28%)
▫ muscle ache (24%)
🚨 Prevalence of long COVID is greatest in people:
▫ aged 35-49 years
▫ females
▫ living in more deprived areas
▫ working in social care, teaching, education or health care
▫ with another activity-limiting health condition or disability

(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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  • Text: This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 7 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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