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London coronavirus cases by borough revealed as 11 areas see weekly cases drop by more than 1,000

Nicholas Cecil
·4-min read
<p>Pedestrians walk through London during England’s third national lockdown</p> (AP)

Pedestrians walk through London during England’s third national lockdown

(AP)

Eleven boroughs saw their weekly Covid-19 confirmed cases fall by more than 1,000, according to the latest figures as the squeeze on the disease gradually grows.

Bexley saw the biggest drop of 41.1 per cent, or 1,202 cases, in the week to January 14, followed by Redbridge 39.2 per cent or 1,627 cases, Bromley 38.2 per cent or 1,169 cases, Havering 36.2 per cent or 1,063 cases, Enfield 33.7 per cent or 1,356 cases, and Barking and Dagenham 33.2 per cent or 1,095 cases.

The other five are Tower Hamlets, down 31.9 per cent or 1,202 cases, Waltham Forest 31.6 per cent or 1,008 cases, Southwark 31 per cent or 1,008 cases, Newham 30.5 per cent or 1,522 cases, and Barnet 27.2 per cent or 1,031 cases.

Twenty boroughs have seen their weekly cases fall by more than 25 per cent, and seven by a third.

However, despite the encouraging news, disease levels remain high in many parts of the capital after spiralling out of control during December.

Twenty boroughs saw a seven-day rate of more than 700 confirmed cases per 100,000 population in the week to January 14, with five still above 900; Barking and Dagenham on 1,032.9, Newham 982.1, Brent 952.5, Hounslow 938.4 and Ealing 928.

Even Richmond, which has the lowest rate in the city, is on 379.8.

Health chiefs and ministers are urging people to keep following the lockdown rules to keep the decline in cases going as the city’s hospitals struggle to cope with around 8,000 coronavirus patients, forcing them to postpone other operations.

The capital’s overall seven-day rate, though, has now fallen for six days in a row, down to 731.4, having peaked on January 4 at 1,118.2.

The rate for Londoners aged 60 and over is down to 682.1, still worringly high given that people in this age group are more vulnerable to Covid, compared to 741.1 for those 59 and below.

In Newham, the seven-day rate for individuals who are 60 and over is at an alarming 1,108.3, compared to 966 for younger people.

The number of coronavirus deaths, within 28 days of testing positive, rose by 200 in the capital on Tuesday, taking the total to 11,409.

The full figures show Bexley saw 1726 cases in the week to January 14, down 1,202 (41.1%) with a rate of 695.2, Redbridge 2524 cases, down 1,627 (39.2%) rate 826.9, Bromley 1895 cases, down 1,169 (38.2%) rate 570.2, Havering 1874 cases, down 1,063 (36.2%) rate 722, Kingston 811 cases, down 440 (35.2%) rate 456.9, Enfield 2667 cases, down 1,356 (33.7%) rate 799, Barking and Dagenham 2199 cases, down 1,095 (33.2%) rate 1,032.9, Tower Hamlets 2566 cases, down 1,202 (31.9%) rate 790.2, Waltham Forest 2181 cases, down 1,008 (31.6%) rate 787.4, Southwark 2245 cases, down 1,008 (31%) rate 704.1, Islington 1346 cases, down 592 (30.5%) rate 555.1, and Newham 3468 cases, down 1,522 (30.5%) rate 982.1.

In Haringey, there were 1964 cases, down 854 (30.3%) rate 731.1, Camden 1264 cases. down 524 (29.3%) rate 468.1, Richmond 752 cases, down 290 (27.8%) rate 379.8, Greenwich 2252 cases, down 859 (27.6%) rate 782.1, Hillingdon 2315 cases, down 877 (27.5%) rate 754.4, Lewisham 2282 cases, down 860 (27.4%) rate 746.1, Barnet 2765 cases, down 1,031 (27.2%) rate 698.5, Sutton 1477 cases, down 504 (25.4%) rate 715.8, Kensington and Chelsea 784 cases, down 254 (24.5%) rate 502.1, Lambeth 2428 cases, down 745 (23.5%) rate 744.7, Wandsworth 1935 cases, down 582 (23.1%) rate 586.9, Hammersmith and Fulham 1068 cases, down 319 (23%) rate 576.9, Croydon 3302 cases, down 905 (21.5%) rate 853.9, Harrow 1842 cases, down 492 (21.1%) rate 733.4, Hackney and City of London 2034 cases, down 542 (21%) rate 699.4, Merton 1471 cases, down 371 (20.1%) rate 712.2, Hounslow 2548 cases, down 568 (18.2%) rate 938.4, Westminster 1250 cases, down 275 (18%) rate 478.3, Ealing 3172 cases, down 540 (14.5%) rate 928, and Brent 3141 cases, down 426 (11.9%) rate 952.5.

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