London coronavirus cases by borough revealed as infections fall by half in 16 days – Evening Standard

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ovid-19 cases in London have halved in 16 days from a second wave peak of more than 100,000 a week, official figures reveal today.

They show there were 50,067 confirmed cases in the week to January 20, down from 100,211 in the week to January 4.

The seven-day rate in the capital has fallen from a high of 1118.2 new infections per 100,000 Londoners early this month to 558.7.

The news will raise hopes that the city is increasingly winning the battle against the virus as many Londoners stick to the rules.

The rate of decline in cases has dropped in recent days, however, the number of new infections announced on Monday was 3,836, dramatically lower than earlier this month.

The figures reveal the success so far in reducing cases but also the scale of the task ahead for the city to get them low enough for the lockdown to be eased and for the huge pressure on hospitals to drop:

– There were 19,004 fewer confirmed cases in the week to January 20, compared to the previous week. The real number of infections is significantly higher, partly given how many people have the disease asymptomatically. Confirmed cases are only one indicator of the disease, and depend on people being tested, but other indicators also showing the virus is on the retreat.

– Thirty out of 32 boroughs saw cases fall by at least a fifth, with the biggest drop in Kensington and Chelsea of 39.6 per cent.

– Cases are falling quicker in a swathe of east London, which was hardest hit by the second wave, than other areas. Latest figures show they were down 34.9 per cent in Tower Hamlets, 34.3 per cent in Southwark, 33.6 per cent in Barking and Dagenham, Newham 32.7 per cent, Lewisham 31.5 per cent, and Hackney and City of London 29.9 per cent.

– Twenty-two boroughs still have a seven-day rate of more than 500 new infections per 100,000, and five of more than 700; Hounslow 785.2, Ealing 771.2, Brent 751.1, Barking and Dagenham 736, and Newham 714.7.

– Richmond has the lowest seven-day rate, though still at 292.4, followed by Kensington and Chelsea on 339.5, Camden 352.9, Westminster 363.9, and Kingston 394.9.

– The seven-day rate for Londoners aged 60 and over, who are more vulnerable to severe Covid, is still at 518.9 per 100,000, compared to 566.5 for people below this age.

– A further 25,486 first dose Covid-19 jabs were announced on Monday to have been administered in the city, taking the total so far to 612,045.

– There were 4,694 Covid patients admitted to London hospitals in the week to January 22, with 580 on that day, compared to a peak of 977 on January 6.

– The number of coronavirus patients in the city’s hospital was 7,030 as of Sunday, down from 7,917 on the 18th.

– The number of individuals so ill with the disease that they are on ventilators in London was 1,220 as of Sunday, with this figure yet to show signs of reducing.

– On Monday 106 more Covid deaths, within 28 days of people testing positive, were announced for London, taking the total in the city from the epidemic to 12,484.

The full figures show that in Kensington and Chelsea there were 530 cases in the week to January 20, down 348 (39.6%) rate 339.5, Tower Hamlets 1768 cases, down 948 (34.9%) rate 544.4, Southwark 1589 cases, down 830 (34.3%) rate 498.4, Barking and Dagenham 1567 cases, down 794 (33.6%) rate 736, Newham 2524 cases, down 1,227 (32.7%) rate 714.7, Lewisham 1648 cases, down 759 (31.5%) rate 538.8, Hackney and City of London 1489 cases, down 636 (29.9%) rate 512, Haringey 1474 cases, down 618 (29.5%) rate 548.7, Islington 988 cases, down 403 (29%) rate 407.5, Croydon 2444 cases, down 999 (29%) rate 632, Lambeth 1847 cases, down 754 (29%) rate 566.5, Merton 1103 cases, down 444 (28.7%) rate 534, Bexley 1329 cases, down 534 (28.7%) rate 535.3, Enfield 1937 cases, down 773 (28.5%) rate 580.3, Waltham Forest 1671 cases, down 657 (28.2%) rate 603.3, Havering 1392 cases, down 543 (28.1%) rate 536.3, and Richmond 579 cases, down 225 (28%) rate 292.4.

Camden saw 953 cases, down 362 (27.5%) rate 352.9, Westminster 951 cases, down 350 (26.9%) rate 363.9, Hammersmith and Fulham 850, cases, down 313 (26.9%) rate 459.1, Wandsworth 1460 cases, down 526 (26.5%) rate 442.9, Redbridge 1986 cases, down 717 (26.5%) rate 650.7, Barnet 2192 cases, down 792 (26.5%) rate 553.7, Bromley 1487 cases, down 528 (26.2%) rate 447.4, Sutton 1147 cases, down 372 (24.5%) rate 555.9, Greenwich 1810 cases, down 561 (23.7%) rate 628.6, Brent 2477 cases, down 753 (23.3%) rate 751.1, Hillingdon 1892 cases, down 569 (23.1%) rate 616.5, Harrow 1514 cases, down 406 (21.1%) rate 602.8, Kingston 701 cases, down 184 (20.8%) rate 394.9, Ealing 2636 cases, down 641 (19.6%) rate 771.2, and Hounslow 2132 cases, down 438 (17%) rate 785.2.