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London Covid: Map shows where coronavirus cases are surging most in capital – My London

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Covid-19 case rates increased in all but one local area in the entire country in most recent data.

Out of 315 areas, Richmond upon Thames was the only one where the rate fell in the seven days to January 4.

This is according to latest figures revealed by PA as of Friday (January 8), the same day Sadiq Khan declared a major incident because of Covid in the capital.

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Data for the most recent four days (January 5-8) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

Aside from Richmond, cases continue to surge in every other London borough.

Barking & Dagenham continues to have the highest rate in England, with 3,592 new cases recorded in the seven days to January 4 – the equivalent of 1,687.1 cases per 100,000 people.

This is up from 1,150.3 in the seven days to December 28.

Redbridge, also in East London, has the second highest rate, up from 1,166.4 to 1,559.2, with 4,759 new cases.

Ten out of 32 London boroughs currently sit in the top 25 for worst case rates in England: Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge, Newham, Havering, Enfield, Tower Hamlets, Bexley, Waltham Forest, Hounslow and Croydon.

All London boroughs are within the worse half of the country when it comes to Covid-19 case rates. Which is no surprise when we look at the situation at hospitals across the city. Oxygen is being rationed and patients are being treated in ambulances, while the drivers are so overwhelmed that firefighters have had to step in.

Leaked information from senior NHS directors revealed London’s hospitals are likely to be totally overwhelmed in less than two weeks And that’s in the best case scenario.

Across the country, Halton in Cheshire recorded the the biggest week-on-week rise in rates, followed by the Isle of Wight and Knowsley, Merseyside.

Torridge in North Devon has the lowest case rate, at 123.0 cases per 100,000 people.

The map below shows the latest Covid-19 case rates for every London borough.

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

The most recent case rates in every London borough

The figures, for the seven days to January 4, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

The list has been calculated by the PA news agency based on Public Health England data published on January 8 on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.

Here is the list in full. From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to January 4; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to January 4; rate of new cases in the seven days to December 28; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to December 28.

Barking and Dagenham, 1687.1, (3592), 1150.3, (2449)
Redbridge, 1559.2, (4759), 1166.4, (3560)
Newham, 1477.3, (5217), 1086.0, (3835)
Havering, 1398.9, (3631), 1084.2, (2814)
Brentwood, 1369.8, (1055), 1155.5, (890)
Enfield, 1344.8, (4489), 1056.3, (3526)
Tower Hamlets, 1317.6, (4279), 1004.5, (3262)
Bexley, 1310.6, (3254), 1040.7, (2584)
Waltham Forest, 1242.3, (3441), 922.1, (2554)
Hounslow, 1197.3, (3251), 847.4, (2301)
Croydon, 1185.1, (4583), 854.6, (3305)

Greenwich, 1172.1, (3375), 818.9, (2358)
Sutton, 1162.1, (2398), 865.5, (1786)
Bromley, 1132.6, (3764), 917.1, (3048)
Brent, 1100.5, (3629), 763.6, (2518)
Lewisham, 1096.0, (3352), 779.8, (2385)
Haringey, 1092.1, (2934), 891.1, (2394)
Ealing, 1077.5, (3683), 712.7, (2436)
Hillingdon, 1076.4, (3303), 822.5, (2524)
Merton, 1068.0, (2206), 868.6, (1794)
Southwark, 1042.2, (3323), 727.7, (2320)
Barnet, 1034.7, (4096), 861.6, (3411)
Hackney and City of London, 973.4, (2831), 768.8, (2236)
Harrow, 972.3, (2442), 848.1, (2130)
Lambeth, 970.8, (3165), 722.6, (2356)
Islington, 858.7, (2082), 651.6, (1580)

Kingston upon Thames, 851.8, (1512), 661.9, (1175)
Hammersmith and Fulham, 813.4, (1506), 609.8, (1129)
Camden, 710.7, (1919), 568.1, (1534)
Kensington and Chelsea, 656.5, (1025), 533.5, (833)
Richmond upon Thames, 629.7, (1247), 639.3, (1266)
Westminster, 602.0, (1573), 504.0, (1317)

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