Here’s how many people have coronavirus near your King’s campus or residence
12 cases have been confirmed near Strand campus
Even if you aren’t concerned for yourself, health experts are concerned about the passing of the coronavirus on to vulnerable others, such as older people, smokers, and those with pre-existing health conditions that make them more likely to experience severe symptoms.
King’s has over 31,300 students, over 6,000 of whom live in King’s residences, and around 8,500 staff members, but only one confirmed case of coronavirus so far.
On Thursday, the UK’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, said that although there have been approximately 590 formally identified cases of coronavirus in the UK, the real number of infections was likely to be between 5,000 and 10,000 cases.
Here’s a breakdown of how many confirmed cases there are for every London borough where King’s has campuses or residences, although going by Vallance’s math, the real number is likely to be many times higher.
Westminster: 12 cases
There are 12 cases in Westminster, out of a local population of 255,324.
Southwark: 11 cases
There are 11 cases in Southwark, out of a population of 317,256.
•Great Dover Street
•Orchard Lisle and Iris Brook
Lambeth: 7 cases
There are 7 cases in Lambeth, out of a population of 325,917.
City of London and Hackney: 4
There are four cases in the City of London and Hackney (separate data was not available), out of a combined population of 287,254.
Newham: 0 cases
There are no cases in Newham, out of a population of 352,005.
Figures were correct as of 9am, Thursday 12 March 2020.