▫ 35,926 COVID infections on the UK government dashboard in relation to the last 24h 📈
▫ 15,732 hospital admissions in 7 days 🚨
▫ 19,770 patients currently in hospital 🚨
▫ 385 patients in ICU 🚨
▫ 651 deaths 🚨

🙈🙉🙊 #CovidIsNotOver


First published in April 2022.


Note: 13 April 2022 -- In line with weekday only reporting, the UK government dashboard will not be updated over the bank holiday weekend. Following the update on Thursday 14 April, the next update will be on Tuesday 19 April.







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latest details


  • 651 deaths due to coronavirus in the latest report (today for the last 24 hours).  Highest daily number of deaths reported since 17 February 2021.
  • 35,926 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.
  • The total number of coronavirus infections reported across the UK in the last 7 days was 253,456, while in the last 28 days 1,805,153 infections have been reported.
  • 1,951 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 278 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 101,731 deaths across the UK.
  • Meanwhile, a total of 5,092 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported across the UK in the last 28 days.
  • 1,871 COVID-19 hospital admissions occurred on 8 April 2022.
  • 19,770 patients suffering from COVID-19 are currently occupying hospital beds – reported as of 12 April 2022.
  • 385 COVID-19 patients are occupying mechanical ventilation beds – according to the data reported on 12 April 2022.
  • All three of these healthcare measures a continuing concern for our seriously under-pressure NHS.

SO FAR:

  • 804 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020)
  • 768 days since the first reported death (6 March 2020). Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting around 21.7 million people in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data)
  • In this time, the virus has been responsible for at least 171,046 deaths (within 28 days of a first positive test result). Official data also currently indicate there have been (at least) 188,991 deaths in total, where the deceased person’s death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday 1 April 2022, according to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)



(Source: UK Health Security Agency)





latest guidance


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


People with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19
Guidance for people with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19, or a positive test result for COVID-19.
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
Investigation of SARS-CoV-2 variants: technical briefings
Technical briefing documents on novel SARS-CoV-2 variants.

(Source: Gov.uk)






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“651 deaths have been reported on the UK government dashboard today in relation to the last 24 hours. Irrespective of government data processing issues, 1,951 deaths due to COVID have been reported in the last 7 days – up 757 (63.4%) on the previous 7 days. This equates to 279 deaths each of the past 7 days. If this was to be the new normal for daily COVID deaths, then annually this would equate to around 101,731 deaths across the UK.” – Dr Joe Pajak.






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variant news



■ 🧬 COG-UK sequencing




(Source: COG-UK)






full uk data


📈 UK COVID-19 data


(Source: UK Health Security Agency)


■ 🧮 Case & Death Totals
🦠21,715,116 positive cases so far to date (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
🕯️171,046 deaths so far – Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result - since the first reported death on 6 March 2020
🕯️ 188,991 total deaths – Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes – Registered up to Friday 1 April 2022 – according to the UK dashboard

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(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.

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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)









long covid


🧩 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)






education


  • Absence in state-funded schools

Official estimate 2.2% (179,000) of all pupils on roll in state-funded schools did not attend school for COVID-19 related reasons on 31 Mar, down from 2.5% (202,000) on 17 March.

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additional data


■ 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)






data sources


📚 Sources:

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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🗃️ Sources: @CovidGenomicsUK | @UKHSA | @ONS

🧮 Special thanks: @JoePajak | #NHS | NHS staff




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— 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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  • Text: This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 13 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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