Public Health England (PHE) publish daily updated data on confirmed cases of COVID-19. This note provides a summary of the key data for London from this release alongside related data published by NHS and Office of National Statistics (ONS).
Data on deaths related to COVID-19 and on changes in behaviour is also available.
This update contains data on COVID-19 on:
Data reported by the Public Health England Coronavirus (COVID-19) dashboard, last updated on 18 August 2021, including:
Data on the number of cases identified daily through Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 testing at the national, regional and local authority level.
Cases by age
Data on the number of people who have been vaccinated for COVID-19
Data on the number of COVID-19 patients in Hospital
Number of NHS Pathways triages through 111 and 999, and online assessments in 111 online which have received a potential COVID-19 final disposition - last updated on 19 August 2021 with data up to and including 18 August 2021.
Regional infection rates estimated in the Office of National Statistics Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Study Pilot - last updated on 13 August 2021 with data up to and including 06 August 2021.
The data on cases of COVID-19 can be explored by London Borough using the tool lower down the page.
On 18 August 2021 the daily number of new people tested positive for COVID-19 in London was reported as 3,489
The total number of COVID-19 cases identified in London is 953,958 as at 17 August 2021, this compares to 5,549,621 cases for England as a whole
In the most recent week of complete data, 07 August 2021 - 13 August 2021, 25,107 cases were identified in London, a rate of 279 cases per 100,000 population. This compares with 24,998 cases and a rate of 278 for the previous week.
In the most recent week of complete data, 07 August 2021 - 13 August 2021, 172,931 cases were identified in England as a whole, a rate of 306 cases per 100,000 population. This compares with 168,118 cases and a rate of 297 for the previous week.
Up to and including 17 August 2021 5,656,989 people in London had received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 4,726,133 had received two doses.
Data for recent days are constantly being revised as more information becomes available. # Cases data