London coronavirus cases by borough revealed as weekly infections fall by third in half of capital


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ovid-19 cases fell by at least a third in a week in half of London boroughs, official figures reveal today.

Four boroughs in east London, the area of the city hardest hit by the second wave, saw drops of more than 40 per cent.

Confirmed cases were down 46 per cent in Bexley in the week to January 15, compared to the previous week, 42.3 per cent in Redbridge, 41.1 per cent in Barking and Dagenham and 40.5 per cent in Havering.

However, disease levels across the city still remain high with 16 boroughs having a seven-day rate of more than 700 new cases a week per 100,000 population.

Five still have a rate above 900 including Barking and Dagenham on 965.7, Brent 951.9, Newham 929.4, Hounslow 926.3 and Ealing 913.1.

Even, the borough with the lowest rate, Richmond, has only gone down to 363.6, with all the others above 400.

Health chiefs and ministers are urging Londoners to stick to the rules to drive down cases further in coming weeks as hospitals in the capital struggle to treat a surge in Covid patients.

A further 272 fatalities in the capital, within 28 days of people testing positive for the virus, were announced on Wednesday, taking the total to 11,681.

The number of Covid patients in the city’s hospitals was 7,711 as of Tuesday, down from 7,917 the previous day, and with 1,207 so severely ill that they are on ventilators.

An additional 6,190 confirmed Covid cases were announced on Wednesday for the city, which while still high, is around half the number on some days earlier in January.

The seven-day rate for the city has fallen to 706.1 per 100,000 Londoners as of January 15, down from a peak of 1,118.3 on January 4.

For people aged 60 and over it has dropped to 651, still an extremely concerning level given that this age group is more vulnerable to suffer severe Covid disease, and for those 59 and under it has fallen to 716.9.

The full figures show Bexley saw 1646 cases in the week to January 15, down 1,402 (46%) rate 662.9, Redbridge 2444 cases, down 1,791 (42.3%) rate 800.7, Barking and Dagenham 2056 cases, down 1,434 (41.1%) rate 965.7, Havering 1772 cases, down 1,207 (40.5%) rate 682.7, Bromley 1833 cases, down 1,245 (40.4%) rate 551.6, Enfield 2564 cases, down 1,550 (37.7%) rate 768.1, Southwark 2155 cases, down 1,317 (37.9%) rate 675.9, Newham 3282 cases, down 1,992 (37.8%) rate 929.4, Kingston 783 cases, down 470 (37.5%) rate 441.1, Waltham Forest 2091 cases, down 1,221 (36.9%) rate 754.9, Tower Hamlets 2481 cases, down 1,388 (35.9%) rate 764 and Lewisham 2151 cases, down 1,176 (35.3%) rate 703.3.

In Greenwich, there were 2147 cases, down 1,150 (34.9%) rate 745.6, Camden 1226 cases, down 646 (34.5%) rate 454, Haringey 1915 cases, down 991 (34.1%) rate 712.8, Kensington and Chelsea 734 cases, down 375 (33.8%) rate 470.1, Richmond 720 cases, down 357 (33.1%) rate 363.6, Islington 1346 cases, down 665 (33.1%) rate 555.1, Hillingdon 2240 cases, down 1,090 (32.7%) rate 730, Barnet 2674 cases, down 1,298 (32.7%) rate 675.5, Wandsworth 1853 cases, down 831 (31%) rate 562.1, Harrow 1765 cases, down 727 (29.2%) rate 702.7, Sutton 1418 cases, down 579 (29%) rate 687.2.

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Lambeth 2363 cases, down 961 (28.9%) rate 724.8, Croydon 3168 cases, down 1,237 (28.1) rate 819.2, Merton 1404 cases, down 516 (26.9%) rate 679.7, Hammersmith and Fulham 1078 cases, down 381 (26.1%) rate 582.3, Hackney and City of London 1989 cases, down 703 (26.1%) rate 683.9, Westminster 1205 cases, down 388 (24.4%) rate 461.1, Hounslow 2515 cases, down 692 (21.6%) rate 926.3, Ealing 3121 cases, down 804 (20.5%) rate 913.1, and  Brent 3139 cases, down 601 (16.1%) rate 951.9.



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