Covid-19 crisis in numbers

6 January 2021, 12:48 | Updated: 23 June 2021, 16:27

LBC is analysing the latest Covid data as it happens throughout the pandemic.

We’re looking at the impact of the pandemic each week across the UK, comparing hospitalisation rates, patient ages and bed occupancy.

LBC is also publishing the daily vaccination charts.

The latest data shows the number of people receiving the vaccine continues to climb rapidly with a total of nearly 70m jabs issued in the UK.

The Delta variant, one of three strains first found in India, has been designated a variant of concern in the UK and is spreading rapidly and has been confirmed to be more transmissible by Public Health England. Ministers are urging people to ensure they get doubly vaccinated against the virus.

The majority of patients in hospital appear to be those who are yet to be vaccinated, suggesting Covid jabs are working.

READ MORE: JCVI deputy: Vaccines will 'definitely prevent severe disease' as variants emerge

More than 128,000 people have now died with Covid-19 in the UK, with the Prime Minister saying it is "hard to compute the sorrow contained in that grim statistic".

LBC will bring you a daily breakdown of the numbers, both across the UK and in England.

Our graphs give you the facts, day-by-day, as the coronavirus crisis continues.

Listen & subscribe: Global Player | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify