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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 . 

About coronaviruses  

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

Find out about the number of people who have had a COVID-19 vaccine in Southwark

Southwark COVID-19 impact reports

  • awaiting publication

Other local plans and strategies

External resources for statistics on COVID-19

Page last updated: 07 April 2022

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