The number of deaths across London rose from 127 on Saturday to 148 on Sunday which is almost half of the UK’s total.
London is the epicentre for coronavirus, and the areas in the capital with the most cases are Southwark with 139, Brent with 128 and now Lambeth.
According to official figures published by Public Health England (PHE) and the Department of Health late on Saturday, there are now 1,965 confirmed coronavirus cases in the capital.
Councillor Peter John, leader of Southwark Council, has warned every resident to stay at home, and only to venture out, when absolutely necessary.
In a statement released on Sunday, he said: “Every one of our residents is important to us. You are important to us.
“But many residents are ignoring national advice and going out when we should all be staying at home as much as we can.
“This puts us all at risk of Covid-19, especially people who are over 70 or who suffer from ill-health.
“We know this is a worrying time, especially if you live alone, and we really want to help.
“There are lots of volunteers in our communities who want to help too.
“So instead of going out, please think about other ways to do things.”
“It’s very selfish,” he told the Today programme.
“The NHS is doing everything it can and preparing for the spread of this virus.
“If people go within two metres of others who they don’t live with then they’re helping to spread the virus – and the consequences of that costs lives and it means that, for everyone, this will go on for longer.”
The doctor wrote about his experiences and said there is “little we can do” and victims are dying in front of his eyes.
He warned that not everyone shows symptoms immediately but can still be carriers and fears “as a doctor could be a silent killer” passing on coronavirus to patients.
SAGE who are advising the government on what the UK’s response must be have on Friday published their worrying report.