The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across Greenwich, Lewisham, Bexley and Bromley climbed to 773 over the weekend.

Borough by borough, in the south east Bromley has the most coronavirus cases with 268, whilst Lewisham has recorded 218 cases.

Greenwich has 168 confirmed cases, while Bexley has 119.

So far 1,228 people in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus have died, according to the latest figures from the Department of Health and Social Care.

The number, which was published on March 29 and is correct as of 5pm on March 28, is the only official statistic available for the whole of the country.

But it does not give us a real-time snapshot of the number of coronavirus-related deaths in the UK, nor is it an accurate reflection of exactly where we are in the "curve" of the outbreak.

There are a number of reasons for this.

First, the numbers that are published each day include deaths that have occurred over a range of dates - usually over the previous few days, but sometimes from weeks earlier.

The list of deaths announced by NHS England in its bulletin of March 29 included deaths that were recorded as taking place as far back as March 16.

A death is only included in the figures once families of the victim have been informed.

So the day-on-day change in the official death figures is not moving in step with how many coronavirus-related deaths are taking place in real time.

Secondly, deaths being included in the official total are focused on those that have taken place in hospitals in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

These provide the most immediate sources of data for the Department of Health, and which are then used for the daily updates.

NHS England, for instance, publishes a daily breakdown of coronavirus-related deaths in England by NHS Trust.

Deaths that have occurred in the wider community are not included.