The 9am figures not disclosed yet?

bear66

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As of 9am on 20 July, 5,519,602 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the UK.

Positive cases were 46,558 (36,660 on corresponding day last week).

96 deaths were reported today (50 on corresponding day last week).

153,070 deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate (up to 9 July).

46,349,709 have had a first dose vaccination. 35,670 first dose vaccinations yesterday. 36,243,287 have had a second dose. 143,560 second dose vaccinations today.
 

Billy Horner

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I'm not sure what this is all about.
Perhaps some ruse to make the vaccination take up look better than it is (or worse even)?

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Perhaps that's the last reasonable estimate they've got? Strange that UK and nations are different.

As Bear suggests, it’s simply because that is the most up-to-date population estimate for the UK. It was published by ONS at the end of last month.

I presume they’re currently using the mid-2019 estimate. As the population was estimated to have grown by 0.4% between the two years, using the more up-to-date figure will have the effect of slightly reducing the estimated vaccine take up (for both first and second doses).
 

bear66

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As of 9am on 21 July, 5,563,006 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the UK.

Positive cases were 44,104 (42,302 on corresponding day last week).

73 deaths were reported today (49 on corresponding day last week).

153,070 deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate (up to 9 July).

46,388,744 have had a first dose vaccination. 39,035 first dose vaccinations yesterday. 36,404,566 have had a second dose. 161,279 second dose vaccinations today.
 

Billy Horner

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Today's headline analysis:

• 44,104 new cases reported in 24-hour period, down from yesterday's 46,558
• 7-day average for new cases increases by 0.5% to 47,696 per day, following 3.1% increase yesterday (and 64th consecutive daily increase)
• 7-day average for new cases is 35.8% higher than one week ago (from 40.7% higher yesterday) and 73.1% higher than two weeks ago (from 78.1% higher yesterday and 82.5% higher 7 days ago)
• 73 new deaths within 28 days of a positive test reported in 24-hour period, down from 96 yesterday
• 7-day average for new deaths within 28 days of a positive test increases by 7.0% to 52.3 per day, following 15.5% increase yesterday (and 18th increase in the past 21 days)
• 7-day average for new deaths within 28 days of a positive test is 59.8% higher than one week ago (from 60.6% higher yesterday) and 127.3% higher than two weeks ago (from 140.8% higher yesterday and 102.7% higher 7 days ago)

7-day average for reported deaths rises above 50 for the first time since 30th March.
 

bear66

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As of 9am on 22 July, 5,602,321 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the UK.

Positive cases were 39,906 (48,553 on corresponding day last week).

84 deaths were reported today (63 on corresponding day last week).

153,070 deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate (up to 9 July).

46,433,845 have had a first dose vaccination. 45,101 first dose vaccinations yesterday. 36,587,904 have had a second dose. 183,338 second dose vaccinations today.
 

Billy Horner

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Today's headline analysis:

• 39,906 new cases reported in 24-hour period, down from yesterday's 44,104
• 7-day average for new cases decreases by 2.6% to 46,460 per day, following 0.5% increase yesterday (and following 64 consecutive daily increases)
• 7-day average for new cases is 24.2% higher than one week ago (from 35.8% higher yesterday) and 64.7% higher than two weeks ago (from 73.1% higher yesterday and 79.4% higher 7 days ago)
• 84 new deaths within 28 days of a positive test reported in 24-hour period, up from 73 yesterday
• 7-day average for new deaths within 28 days of a positive test increases by 5.7% to 55.3 per day, following 7.0% increase yesterday (and 19th increase in the past 22 days)
• 7-day average for new deaths within 28 days of a positive test is 50.6% higher than one week ago (from 59.8% higher yesterday) and 122.4% higher than two weeks ago (from 127.3% higher yesterday and 125.4% higher 7 days ago)
 

TheYorkshireTerrier

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As of 9am on 22 July, 5,602,321 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the UK.

Positive cases were 39,906 (48,553 on corresponding day last week).

84 deaths were reported today (63 on corresponding day last week).

153,070 deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate (up to 9 July).

46,433,845 have had a first dose vaccination. 45,101 first dose vaccinations yesterday. 36,587,904 have had a second dose. 183,338 second dose vaccinations today.
Big drop in cases, any particular reason why this might be?
 

Billy Horner

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Scotland's cases peaked 2 or 3 weeks ago.
A trend perhaps aided by their early Euros exit.

Crossing everything that we are at the peak right now. Please let it start dropping off

If you look at the cases by specimen date data, the 'peak' appears to be 15th July when 60,676 people tested postive. That would seem to be consistent with a link to mass gatherings related to the Euros final the previous Sunday.

Now, there's a bit of weekend effect and some time lag in the days since 15th July, but the numbers do seem to have dropped pretty much every day since (and I gather they're much quicker at turning test results around now). I'd imagine the schools and colleges breaking up will have had a depressing effect on the numbers too.
 

bear66

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If you look at the cases by specimen date data, the 'peak' appears to be 15th July when 60,676 people tested postive. That would seem to be consistent with a link to mass gatherings related to the Euros final the previous Sunday.

Now, there's a bit of weekend effect and some time lag in the days since 15th July, but the numbers do seem to have dropped pretty much every day since (and I gather they're much quicker at turning test results around now). I'd imagine the schools and colleges breaking up will have had a depressing effect on the numbers too.
It's mainly PCRs falling. LFTs and LFTs followed by PCR not falling, so the fall is probably not a school effect.
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