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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.

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Coronavirus numbers in London

In the 24-hour period ending 5pm Thursday 4 June, it was announced that a further 10 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were confirmed to have died in hospitals in the Greater London area. 1 person has 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 6,017. The total number of deaths where COVID-19 mentioned on the death certificate is 175

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

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The Government has listened - face coverings on public transport

I’m pleased that our lobbying has paid off and the Government has finally seen sense and made it mandatory for people to wear face coverings on public transport. This is something I and others have been calling on ministers to do for some time, and is in line with a large body of evidence that they can help stop the spread of coronavirus.

I encourage anyone travelling on public transport, or anywhere you can’t keep a safe 2 metre distance, to wear a face covering, but from Monday 15 June, everyone must wear a covering over their nose and mouth for the entirety of any journeys made using the public transport network. This will be mandatory and will help everyone be safer.

TfL continues to work hard to maximise services despite staff being ill, shielding or self-isolating. The reality is that due to social distancing the effective capacity of public transport services has been dramatically reduced. We can only carry between 13% - 15% of passengers. We all must play our part by working from home if we can and making journeys on foot or by bike if at all possible in order to keep the service safe for those who really need it. I want to thank Londoners who have made monumental sacrifices over the last ten weeks and stuck to the rules. I urge them to continue to do so to help save lives.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan

Coronavirus numbers in London

In the 24-hour period ending 5pm Wednesday 3 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. 2 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 6,007. The total number of deaths where COVID-19 mentioned on the death certificate is 174

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

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