London Covid: Latest coronavirus stats show alarming surge in cases in London boroughs – My London

Londoners are bracing for a difficult winter ahead.

The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is upon us and the number of cases across the capital is rising at an alarming rate.

Although the city remains under Tier 2 ‘high risk’ covid alert level restrictions for now, if the current spread continues we’ll soon be at a level where other areas of the country had stricter measures imposed.

And scientists have warned London could be set to go into Tier 3 ‘very high risk’ lockdown before Christmas.

Kingston is now the third borough where the coronavirus rates have exceeded 200 cases per 100,000 residents at 207.9, based on the latest figures released by PA on Wednesday evening (October 28).

The other two are Ealing, at 227.9 and Hammersmith & Fulham (219.8).

Kingston has seen an alarming jump in seven days, when the recorded rate was 130.7 cases per 100,000.

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The least affected areas are Brent (124.6), Sutton (124.1), Croydon (114.0), Greenwich (111.8) and Lewisham (103.6).

However, that does mean every single London borough now has more than 100 cases per 100,000 people.

The data, which covers the seven days to October 24, are based on tests carried out in laboratories and in the wider community.

Figures for the most recent four days (October 25-28) have been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

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The figures represent, from left to right, rate of new cases in the seven days to October 24; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to October 24; rate of new cases in the seven days to October 17; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to October 17.

The boroughs are ordered from those with the highest rate of spread to the lowest.

Ealing

227.9 (779), 154.8 (529)

Hammersmith and Fulham

219.8 (407), 146.9 (272)

Kingston upon Thames

207.9 (369), 130.7 (232)

Redbridge

189.4 (578), 135.3 (413)

Hounslow

189.3 (514), 131.1 (356)

Hackney and City of London

185.7 (540), 148.9 (433)

Hillingdon

174.3 (535), 126.8 (389)

Tower Hamlets

174.0 (565), 126.6 (411)

Haringey

164.5 (442), 121.3 (326)

Richmond upon Thames

164.1 (325), 154.5 (306)

Havering

160.7 (417), 121.7 (316)

Wandsworth

158.9 (524), 106.8 (352)

Enfield

158.2 (528), 133.3 (445)

Newham

157.4 (556), 123.5 (436)

Kensington and Chelsea

156.9 (245), 132.6 (207)

Barking and Dagenham

154.5 (329), 108.0 (230)

Waltham Forest

152.4 (422), 100.0 (277)

Westminster

150.0 (392), 101.8 (266)

Barnet

148.5 (588), 110.9 (439)

Harrow

145.3 (365), 118.6 (298)

Lambeth

144.5 (471), 117.8 (384)

Islington

144.3 (350), 118.4 (287)

Southwark

143.0 (456), 86.3 (275)

Merton

139.0 (287), 93.4 (193)

Bexley

132.1 (328), 70.5 (175)

Camden

125.2 (338), 120.0 (324)

Bromley

124.6 (414), 85.5 (284)

Brent

124.6 (411), 96.4 (318)

Sutton

124.1 (256), 87.2 (180)

Croydon

114.0 (441), 77.3 (299)

Greenwich

111.8 (322), 81.6 (235)

Lewisham

103.6 (317), 77.2 (236)

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