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Health conditions and health care

COVID-19

Coronaviruses are common around the world, and there are many different types. COVID-19 is the name of the disease caused by a new coronavirus that was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan City, China.

The most typical symptoms include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Loss of taste and smell have also been identified as a symptom.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, isolate yourself and get tested

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 Public Health England and the Office for National Statistics has also identified a number of other groups, including certain ethnic minorities. 

Latest Southwark statistics

Number of new cases in the week up to 14 April 2021

Total number of cases since 1 February 2020

Total number of COVID-19 related deaths since 1 February 2020

London “R” level as of 16 April 2021

40

22,350

446

0.8 to 1.1

Southwark JSNA reports

  • Report pending publication

Other local plans and strategies

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Page last updated: 20 April 2021

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