The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across south east London has reached 1,583.

Borough by borough, Bromley has the most coronavirus cases with 521, whilst Lewisham has recorded 490 cases.

Greenwich has 322 confirmed cases, while Bexley has 250.

So far 5,373 people in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus have died, according to the latest figures from the Department of Health and Social Care.

A total of 51,608 cases have been diagnosed as of yesterday. The actual figure will be far highers as only hospitalised cases are tested.

Health minister Matt Hancock has said the virus is expected to peak in the UK in the next few weeks.

Housing and Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said today that he had called local leaders to warn them to be "very judicious" in locking open spaces.

But there are concerns that public confidence could be lost if those in power with gardens and ample living space tell those who live in crowded conditions they cannot go to the park or exercise outdoors.

Mr Jenrick agreed he has a "lot of sympathy" with those concerns as he said he had spoken to "a number" of councils who had closed parks over the weekend.

Sunny, warmer-than-average conditions are set to continue this week, with a peak of around 24C (75.2F) forecast for Wednesday and Thursday in southern England, the Met Office said.