Weekly message - This is as of 13January 2022
The case rate in Lambeth is decreasing. The current case rate of 1360.7 per 100,000 (a high rate) with 4,443 positive cases (03 Jan – 09 Jan) is the 16th highest rate in London (out of 33) and is a 19% decrease compared to the previous week (27 Dec – 02 Jan, 1806.3 per 100,000 with 5,898 positive cases). Testing rate is still high and has decreased from the previous figure (917.5 per 100,000); positivity is decreasing, 28.4%, and is still very high, suggesting transmission is high in the community.
All age groups have decreased compared to the previous week. The age groups with the highest rates are 20 to 29-year-olds (1,956 per 100,000) and 10 to 19-year-olds (1,514 per 100,000). Cases are dispersed around Lambeth with concentrations around Lambeth North Waterloo & South Bank, Kennington West & Vauxhall North, Vauxhall South, Stockwell East, Brixton North, Brixton Hill West and Streatham Green (based on top 20% MSOAs in Lambeth).
68% of Lambeth’s population aged 20+ years have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine and 64% have received both doses. Of the most vulnerable (those aged 70+) 83% have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine and 80% have received both doses. There are around 3,490 in this cohort who have not received any doses of the vaccine. Areas of high numbers of unvaccinated people include Vauxhall South, Lambeth North Waterloo & South Bank, Brixton North, Streatham Green and Stockwell West/South (based on top 6 MSOAs in Lambeth).
The number of occupied beds has decreased since the previous week with 392 Covid-19 patients occupying beds; 46 HDU/ITU. This is still a relatively large number of people to be in ITU. This data should be viewed cautiously as serious illness from Covid-19 can take 2-3 weeks following infection. ONS is reporting 6 deaths over the last 3 weeks, 2 deaths in the last week (25 Dec – 31 Dec), 3 in the last 2 weeks (18 Dec – 31 Dec).
Anyone can get severely ill with Covid-19, even fit, healthy and young people, and some people can be unwell for months. However, it is older people who are more likely to become severely ill with Covid-19
The most up to date data are presented in the two links below:
Coronavirus in Lambeth - key information (latest data) (interactive dashboard)
Covid-19 key information
Please note the Covid-19 situation can change rapidly in Lambeth. Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do have changed.
Read more about how the rule changes. Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do.
How are the number of cases counted?
The number of cases shown in these tables is taken from the UK Government Covid-19 dashboard. Using their definition, positive cases are identified by a positive laboratory result from specimens taken from people within the United Kingdom.
Lambeth's public health team receive data from Public Health England for all positive cases in Lambeth, using this we determine the total number of cases and the population rate (the number of cases for every 100,000 people in Lambeth).
How are the number of deaths counted?
Death data comes from three sources (NHS England, PHE, data linkages to the NHS Demographics Batch Service), this identifies as many people with a confirmed case who have died as possible. These sources are combined and any duplicate records are removed.
The number of deaths in England includes all deaths previously reported by NHS England, but also includes other deaths of patients who were confirmed cases, whether they died in a hospital or elsewhere.
What is an R value?
The reproduction number (R) is the average number of people who become infected from a single infected person.
If the published R number is 1, on average every person who is infected is infecting one other person, this means the total number of infections is stable and the disease is not going away.
If the published R number is greater than 1, on average every person who is infected is infecting more than one other person, this means the total number of infections is increasing and the disease is spreading.
If the published R number is less than 1, on average every person who is infected is not infecting anybody else, this means the total number of infections is decreasing.
The R number can and will change, as it is affected by the number of contacts between people. The fewer contacts there are between people reduces the chance of transmission of the disease.
What is the growth rate?
The growth rate reflects how quickly the number of infections changes day by day.
If the growth rate is zero, the epidemic is stable and not growing.
If the growth rate is greater than zero (+ positive), the epidemic is growing.
If the growth rate is less than zero (- negative) then the epidemic is shrinking.
|Lambeth's Covid-19 hub||Lambeth's Covid-19 hub|
|Keeping Lambeth safe||Lambeth Country Show and Coronavirus|
|NHS information about coronavirus||NHS information about Coronavirus|
|UK Government coronavirus dashboard||Coronavirus dashboard|
|Lambeth outbreak and control plan||Lambeth outbreak and control plan|
|Government Office for Science||Government Office for Science|
|Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies||Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies|
More detailed information on how the R-value and the growth rate value are calculated is available from the OGS page.
The data summarized in these tables are taken from a number of different sources.
|Case numbers and death data||Case numbers and death data are from Public Health England (PHE)|
|R and growth rates||R and growth rates are from OGS and SAGE|