Pressure on QE Woolwich and Lewisham hospitals revealed
Newly released figures show the strain on hospitals as Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust sees patients numbers surpass the first peak.
These figures run until 3rd January.
While total numbers in hospital have increased one piece of good news is those on ventilators is less than the first peak as doctors gain a greater understanding of treatment and new drugs become available.
Across London pressure on hospitals remains extremely high with a major incident announced by Sadiq Khan this afternoon as infections rose above 1000 per 100,000 people.
Case numbers in Bexley have been above that level for some time and in Greenwich for over a week – with levels at 1,102. Bexley is at 1221.2 and Lewisham at 1033.9.
There are 125 firefighters assisting with ambulance driving today with a further 60 receiving training next week.
All data available at the corona virus webpage here.