Health conditions and health care
COVID-19 statistics and outbreak control in Southwark
Find out about COVID-19 statistics for Southwark, and the UK, and our outbreak and control plan in response to the pandemic .
Coronaviruses are common around the world, and there are many different types. COVID-19 is the name of the disease caused by a coronavirus that was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan City, China.
Symptoms of COVID-19
The most typical symptoms of COVID19 include fever and a cough that may progress to severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Loss of taste and smell have also been identified as a symptom. However, there are a number of other known symptoms. Please see guidance on the different symptoms of COVID-19.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, you should follow government guidance.
Who is most at risk from COVID-19?
Older people, males, and those with underlying health conditions are known to be at greater risk of poor health outcomes related to COVID-19. Analysis by UK Health Security Agency and the Office for National Statistics has also identified a number of other groups, including certain ethnic minorities.
Latest COVID-19 statistics for Southwark
Southwark COVID-19 impact reports
- awaiting publication
Other local plans and strategies
External resources for statistics on COVID-19
- UK Government COVID-19 dashboard – statistics for number of people vaccinated, tests reported, patients admitted to hospital and deaths
- Public Health England COVID inequalities review published in 2020
- Public Health England COVID inequalities community engagement report published in 2020
- Office for National Statistics COVID information
Page last updated: 07 April 2022