The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in south east London as hit 840, whilst the number of deaths in Lewisham and Greenwich has been reported at nine.

In the statistics released daily by the Government and Public Health England, the number of coronavirus cases in Greenwich, Bexley, Bromley and Lewisham has reached 840, with over 22,000 nationwide and 6,500 in the capital.

Borough by borough in south east London, Bromley has the most cases with 277, whilst Lewisham isn't far behind with 248.

Greenwich has recorded 185 cases of coronavirus, and Bexley has 130.

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust has also reported that nine people who were being cared for by the trust and had tested positive for Covid-19 had passed away.

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The trust's chief executive, Ben Travis, said: "Sadly, we can confirm that, since Saturday 14 March, nine people who were being cared for at the Trust, and had tested positive for COVID-19, have passed away.

"Their families have been informed and our thoughts and condolences remain with them at this difficult time."

The first two deaths occurred on the weekend of March 14, with two elderly patients with underlying health issues sadly dying.

Seven cases been reported since then, with the deaths coming on the 22nd, five on the 27th, and one on the 28th.

The nationwide jump in coronavirus-related deaths in the UK from 1,019 to 1,228 is an increase of 209 - the second biggest day-on-day rise in the number of deaths since the outbreak began.

London also continues to be the epicentre of the UK's outbreak, with 368 cases in Southwark, 366 in Lambeth and Wandsworth and Croydon leaping up to 314 and 313.