Agenda item

COVID-19 Update

The Director of Public Health to be heard.


The Board heard an update of the Director of Public Health on issues and matters relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and the following point was made:


  • The City of London currently had the highest infection rate per 100k of population across London.  Due to the small population, this equated to approximately 80-90 cases per week which were mostly affecting adults aged between 19-24 years.  The existing vaccination programme had been supplemented by pop-up vaccination sessions at various locations across the City which had supported a large increase in uptake of the vaccine in Portsoken ward in December 2021.  In response to a question from a Board Member, the Deputy Director of Public Health confirmed that whilst the COVID-19 infection rate remained high, the number of City residents requiring hospitalisation continued to decrease with approximately 3-5 individuals requiring mechanical ventilation per week.  The Chairman requested that more City-specific data be provided for future updates to the Board.


RESOLVED, that the update be noted.