Covid latest: Which London boroughs have the highest and lowest case rates right now?


our boroughs in west London currently have the highest Covid-19 infection rates in the capital, according to latest figures.

Hounslow tops the list with 345.9 new cases for ever 100,000 head of population, followed by Richmond upon Thames (336.6), Kingston upon Thames (329.9) and Ealing (264.4).

The borough with the lowest rate is Southwark, with 135 cases per 100,000.

The figures, for the seven days to October 7, are based on the number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in either a lab-reported or rapid lateral flow test, by specimen date.

Data for the most recent four days (October 8-11) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

The overall London rate stands at 205.5 per 100,000 people and is the lowest in England. East Midlands has the highest rate with 465.7, followed by Yorkshire and the Humber (419.6), West Midlands (408.6) and North West (394.9).

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Across the UK, Trafford in Greater Manchester has the highest rate, with 1,978 new cases in the seven days to October 7 – the equivalent of 832.6 per 100,000 people.

This is up sharply from 516.9 in the seven days to September 30.

Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria has the second highest rate, up from 668.4 to 782.3, with 522 new cases.

Kettering in Northamptonshire has the third highest rate, down from 907.9 to 775.8, with 793 new cases.

Vale of Glamorgan has the highest rate in Wales (692.6); Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon has the highest rate in Northern Ireland (504.1); and West Lothian has the highest rate in Scotland (442.3).

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