Covid-19 stats

A summary of the Covid-19 situation in Lambeth.

Key message

Please note the Covid-19 situation is changing rapidly in Lambeth. The following data will be updated regularly however may not represent the current picture.

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.

You should get a test and follow the stay at home guidance if you have Covid-19 symptoms.

View the data

As part of our Lambeth outbreak and control plan, we are committed to sharing the information we have about the Covid-19 situation in Lambeth.

By understanding the number of cases in the borough residents can support us to prevent further local outbreaks.

We will update this data on a weekly basis and it will be used to inform any change in control measures to contain the virus. Click below to view a PDF with the latest data and analysis, there are also tables further down this page which show the current situation and explain how some of the data is collected and calculated.

Coronavirus in Lambeth - key information (latest data) (pdf)

Coronavirus in Lambeth - key information (latest data) (interactive dashboard)

Weekly message - This covers the week beginning 13 September 2021

The case rates in Lambeth are decreasing slowly. The current case rate of 221.7 per 100,000 (still a high rate) with 724 positive cases (6 Sep - 12 Sep) is the 15th  highest rate in London (out of 33) and is a 15% decrease in the rate compared to the previous week (30 Aug - 05 Sep, 261.9 per 100,000 with 855 positive cases). Testing rate is high and decreasing (804.5 per 100,000); positivity is levelling off at 4.5 % but remains relatively high, suggesting transmission is still high in the community.

The highest rates are among young people aged 10 to 19-year-olds (425 per 100,000), with increasing rates in the primary and secondary school age population, reflecting increased case finding in this population. Cases are dispersed around Lambeth with concentrations around Brixton, Streatham Hill and West Norwood.

64% of Lambeth’s population aged 20+ years have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine and 58% have received both doses. Of the most vulnerable (those aged 70+) 80% have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine and 77% have received both doses. There are around 4,132 in this cohort who have not received any doses of the vaccine. Areas of high numbers of unvaccinated people include Lambeth North Waterloo & South Bank, Vauxhall South, Brixton North and Streatham Green.

Hospital admissions for Covid-19 are slowly increasing with increasing number of occupied beds in ITU. This data should be viewed cautiously as serious illness from Covid-19 can take 2-3 weeks following infection. ONS have reported 1 death in the last week (28 Aug – 03 Sep), 4 in the last 2 weeks.

We must continue playing our part to save lives and reduce the strain on our NHS. We must stay at home, go out only if necessary, and ensure we adhere to the key Covid-19 prevention measures: good ventilation, social distancing, face coverings/masks and hand hygiene.

It is now more important than ever we play our part and prevent the virus from spreading:

  • Meet outside, or open windows and doors for indoor visitors
  • Wear face coverings in crowded places and on public transport they remain an obligation when travelling with Transport for London, unless you have an exemption
  • Check in to venues when you go out
  • Wash your hands with soap regularly, and for at least 20 seconds
  • Test regularly if you do not have symptoms, get a PCR test if you have Covid-19 symptoms. You must self-isolate if you test positive. For information on Covid-19 support, testing and public health advice visit lambeth.gov.uk/covid-19
  • Get vaccinated

If you find it difficult to stay at home and self-isolate, contact 0333 360 3700 or email mycommunity@ageuklambeth.org By taking these actions we can protect each other and keep Lambeth open for business.

 

Covid-19 key information

The data presented in the tables below are taken from several different sources. The tables show the number of cases of Covid-19 in Lambeth since February 2020, the number of cases within the last 14 days in Lambeth, the Lambeth 7 day case rate, and the total number of deaths due to Covid-19 since February 2020. In addition to these data, we give the R and growth rate values from the Government Office of Science (OGS) and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).

Measure Value Date of most recent data
Total number of confirmed cases in Lambeth 39,488

17 09 2021

Number of cases in the last 14 days in Lambeth 1,580 17 09 2021
Lambeth 7 day case rate (per 100,000 people) 222 17 09 2021
Total number of Covid-19 deaths in Lambeth 600 03 09 2021

More detailed information on how the R-value and the growth rate value are calculated is available from the OGS page.

Measure England London Date of most recent data
R 0.9 - 1.1 0.9 - 1.1 17 09 2021
Growth rate % per day -1 to +1 -1 to +1 17 09 2021

The data summarized in these tables are taken from a number of different sources.

Resource Link
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

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.

Covid-19 Resources

Resource Link
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