The capital also has the highest number of cases, fifteen, in the country of the Omicron variant which may be more likely to evade vaccines to some extent and could spread faster than Delta which is currently the dominant mutation in the country. UK.
NAt first, 37,000 confirmed cases of Covid were announced in London in just one week, official figures reveal today.
Yesterday 6,901 cases were announced for London, the highest figure since July 20 of this year, with the UK figure rising to 53,945.
Vaccinations against Covid have largely broken the link between cases and hospitalization or death due to the disease.
So, health ministers and chiefs are urging people to get fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, in the hopes that the jabs, especially the booster, will offer protection against all variants, including Omicron.
They include three in Westminster, two in Barnet, Camden and Lewisham, and one in Bexley, Haringey, Lambeth, Newham, Sutton and Wandsworth.
Yesterday there were 1,083 coronavirus patients in London hospitals, including 181 so sick they are on ventilators.
The number of Covid patients admitted to London wards was 105 on Tuesday.
Eight deaths, within 28 days of the individual test positive for the virus, were announced in London yesterday, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic to 17,068.
The number of first doses of Covid vaccines administered in the capital rose to 6,170,787, according to figures released yesterday, the second doses to 5,599,517, and 1,853,266 boosters or third doses for individuals vulnerable to the disease .