The UK government publish daily updated data on COVID-19 cases, vaccinations, hospital admissions and deaths. This note provides a summary of the key data for London from this release. Data are published through the UK Coronavirus Dashboard, last updated on 20 May 2022.
This update contains:
- Data on the number of cases identified daily through Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 testing at the national, regional and local authority level
- Data on the number of people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19
- Data on the number of COVID-19 patients in Hospital
- Data on the number of people who have died within 28 days of a COVID-19 diagnosis
- Data for London and London boroughs and data disaggregated by age group
Data on weekly deaths related to COVID-19, published by the Office for National Statistics and NHS, is also available.
On 20 May 2022 the daily number of people tested positive for COVID-19 in London was reported as 883
On 20 May 2022 it was newly reported that 10 people in London died within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test
The total number of COVID-19 cases identified in London to date is 2,892,005 comprising 15.5 percent of the England total of 18,701,642 cases
In the most recent week of complete data (09 May 2022 - 15 May 2022) 6,892 new cases were identified in London, a rate of 77 cases per 100,000 population. This compares with 8,333 cases and a rate of 93 for the previous week
In England as a whole, 47,903 new cases were identified in the most recent week of data, a rate of 85 cases per 100,000 population. This compares with 61,242 cases and a rate of 108 for the previous week
Up to and including 19 May 2022 6,487,963 people in London had received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 6,051,426 had received two doses
Up to and including 19 May 2022 4,356,856 people in London had received either a third vaccine dose or a booster dose
On 20 May 2022 there were 1,050 COVID-19 patients in London hospitals. This compares with 1,283 patients on 13 May 2022.
On 20 May 2022 there were 69 COVID-19 patients in mechanical ventilation beds in London hospitals. This compares with 62 patients on 13 May 2022.
Data for recent days are constantly being revised as more information becomes available.
Changes to COVID-19 testing in England The availability of free COVID-19 tests in England changed on 1 April 2022. Information on who can access free tests has been published by UKHSA. Changes to patient testing in the NHS in England have also been published by NHS England.
Local authority data