Coronavirus numbers in London

In the 24-hour period ending 5pm Friday 5 June, it was announced that a further people who tested positive for COVID-19 were confirmed to have died in hospitals in the Greater London area. 3 people have died where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

The total number of reported deaths in London hospitals of patients who tested positive for COVID-19 is now 6,022. The total number of deaths where COVID-19 mentioned on the death certificate is 178

These data are published by NHS England and updated daily with the deaths from the most recently completed reporting period.

Announced deaths by reporting period ending 5pm

reported deaths

  Rest of England
(positive test)
Rest of England
(no positive test)
(positive test)
(no positive test)
30 May 79 7 6 2
31 May 99 6 9 0
1 June 130 12 13 0
2 June 149 27 30 4
3 June 107 17 8 2
4 June 113 16 10 1
5 June 70 16 5 3

Source: NHS COVID-19 Daily Deaths

Occurrences and delays in reporting

Confirmation of COVID-19 diagnosis, death notification and reporting in central figures can take up to several days and the hospitals providing the data are under significant operational pressure. This means that the totals reported at 5pm on each day may not include all deaths that occurred on that day or on recent prior days.

The data published by NHS England includes both date of occurrence and reporting. Deaths by date of occurrence and cumulative deaths are plotted below. Due to the delay in reporting, recent data is expected to be revised upwards in coming days. 

deaths by date of occurance

cumulative deaths

Source: NHS COVID-19 Daily Deaths  

Note: recent data (shaded region) is likely to change.

Deaths outside of hospitals

ONS have published data for deaths by place of occurrence. Up to 22 May, 74% of deaths in London recorded as involving COVID-19 occurred in hospitals (this compares with 43% for all causes of death).


deaths by location


Source: ONS weekly deaths by Local Authority


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