ome 48,682 new Covid-19 infections have been announced by Public Health England – a slight rise on the 47,525 cases reported on Wednesday.
It brings the country’s total cases to 3,260,258 and means daily coronavirus cases have been kept below 50,000 for four consecutive days.
The publication of the latest deaths data has been delayed due to a “processing issue”, PHE added.
According to PHE’s weekly surveillance report, the capital’s rate of new Covid-19 cases stood at 864.9 per 100,000 people in the seven days to January 10.
That compares with 1,043.9 recorded in the previous week.