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London Covid: The 17 boroughs where infection rates are beginning to fall – My London

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There are signs that the infection rate may be starting to fall in London after the latest figures showed case levels dropped in more than half of the capital’s boroughs.

The reduction in infection rates are not dramatic by any means and there is clearly a long road ahead, but the slight reduction in cases is a positive sign and shows the lockdown restrictions and rules may be working.

If hospital admissions for Covid and the huge demands on NHS services are to fall then it is imperative the rate of infection drop firsts.

It is understood that patients tend to be infected with Covid for more than a week before needing hospital treatment thus creating a lag between time of infection and admission to hospital.

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Even if London is witnessing the start of the end of the second wave, deaths in hospitals could continue for weeks.

There were 17 London boroughs where the infection rate fell according to data that is collated by the Press Association from Government figures.

Here are the 17 boroughs in full:

  1. Barking and Dagenham
  2. Redbridge
  3. Enfield
  4. Bexley
  5. Tower Hamlets
  6. Havering
  7. Croydon
  8. Sutton
  9. Barnet
  10. Harrow
  11. Bromley
  12. Merton
  13. Hackney and City of London
  14. Wandsworth
  15. Kingston upon Thames
  16. Camden
  17. Richmond upon Thames

The reduction is based on the comparison between infection rates in the seven days to January 7 and the seven days to December 31

According to the Mayor of London’s office the infection rate for all of London is currently 1,007 cases per 100,000 population, based on data from December 31 to January 6.

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has been staunch in his advice to Londoners regarding Covid and reminded residents on Tuesday, January 12 that in some parts of London the number of people with the infection is one in 20.

He wrote on Twitter: “1 in 20 people have Covid-19 in some parts of London.

“Around a third of those will have no symptoms. It’s absolutely essential that we stay home to protect ourselves, our families and every single person in our city. We cannot let up now. Please follow the rules.”

Current London infection levels in full

From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to January 7; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to January 7; rate of new cases in the seven days to December 31; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to December 31.

  • Barking and Dagenham, 1527.0, (3251), 1531.2, (3260)
  • Newham, 1390.1, (4909), 1336.6, (4720)
  • Redbridge, 1342.3, (4097), 1420.9, (4337)
  • Enfield, 1195.3, (3990), 1213.0, (4049)
  • Bexley, 1167.6, (2899), 1188.1, (2950)
  • Waltham Forest, 1140.1, (3158), 1089.6, (3018)
  • Tower Hamlets, 1136.6, (3691), 1221.6, (3967)
  • Hounslow, 1131.8, (3073), 1046.7, (2842)
  • Havering, 1121.2, (2910), 1278.0, (3317)
  • Ealing, 1073.7, (3670), 890.3, (3043)
  • Greenwich, 1071.0, (3084), 1040.5, (2996)
  • Croydon, 1070.1, (4138), 1015.2, (3926)
  • Brent, 1065.9, (3515), 966.4, (3187)
  • Haringey, 1035.9, (2783), 1015.1, (2727)
  • Hillingdon, 1029.4, (3159), 942.4, (2892)
  • Lewisham, 1016.9, (3110), 976.3, (2986)
  • Southwark, 1000.2, (3189), 895.8, (2856)
  • Sutton, 946.5, (1953), 1072.5, (2213)
  • Barnet, 942.2, (3730), 1009.7, (3997)
  • Lambeth, 935.8, (3051), 851.4, (2776)
  • Harrow, 913.0, (2293), 943.2, (2369)
  • Bromley, 911.7, (3030), 1098.0, (3649)
  • Merton, 882.6, (1823), 1020.1, (2107)
  • Hackney and City of London, 870.9, (2533), 913.2, (2656)
  • Islington, 790.6, (1917), 770.4, (1868)
  • Wandsworth, 749.2, (2470), 761.7, (2511)
  • Hammersmith and Fulham, 735.6, (1362), 728.1, (1348)
  • Kingston upon Thames, 697.4, (1238), 800.0, (1420)
  • Camden, 646.2, (1745), 651.8, (1760)
  • Kensington and Chelsea, 644.3, (1006), 607.8, (949)
  • Westminster, 565.6, (1478), 565.6, (1478)
  • Richmond upon Thames, 521.2, (1032), 658.0, (1303)