From the Mayor of London
Last updated: Wednesday 6 January at 9am
On 5 January 2021 the daily number of new people tested positive for COVID-19 in London was reported as 14,700. The total number of COVID-19 cases reported up to 5 January 2021 in London is 438,497.
In the most recent week of complete data, 25 December 2020 - 31 December 2020, 87,045 people tested positive in London, a rate of 971 cases per 100,000 population. This compares with 74,967 cases and a rate of 836 for the previous week.
For England as a whole there were 547 cases per 100,000 population for the week ending 31 December 2020.
On 4 January 2021 there were 6,733 COVID-19 patients in London hospitals. This compares with 4,957 patients on 28 December 2020.
On 4 January 2021 there were 814 COVID-19 patients in mechanical ventilation beds in London hospitals. This compares with 556 patients on 28 December 2020.
On 5 January 2021 it was announced that 120 people had died in London hospitals following a positive test for COVID-19. The total number of people who have died following a positive test for COVID-19 in London hospitals up to 5 January 2021 is 8,766.