Last updated on Saturday, 25 March 2023.


New COVID-19 infections or reinfections in Lewisham over a seven-day period.

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Since 31 January 2022, national reporting of COVID-19 cases has changed to also include possible reinfections. Our case numbers follow the new definition, which means they include both new infections and reinfections.

Note that these numbers are not directly comparable between neighbouring boroughs, or with London as a whole, as population sizes of these places vary widely. See the next section on case rates if you want to compare COVID-19 infection levels between different places.

If you are concerned about infection check how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19, and get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms.

Case rate

Number of new cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period, between 12 March 2023 and 18 March 2023.

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What do these numbers mean and why is the case rate important?

The case rate allows us to compare infection levels between regions and population groups that have very different sizes. A higher case rate means COVID-19 infections are more widespread in a region, relative to the size of the population. The case rate is calculated as the total number of new COVID-19 cases in a region over a period of seven days, divided by the population size of the region, and multiplied by 100,000.


Percentage of residents in the borough age 12 and over who have received a COVID-19 vaccination dose as of Wednesday, 22 March 2023.

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You can get vaccinated to protect yourself against infection. Get more information about the COVID-19 vaccine or find a COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinic. Lewisham residents have written about their experiences of getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

For more detailed COVID-19 statistics visit the official UK government website for data and insights on coronavirus (COVID-19).