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London coronavirus cases by borough revealed as decline in Covid infections slows


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ondoners have ground down the Covid-19 epidemic so 14 boroughs have a seven-day rate below 70 but the fall in cases is slowing, official figures reveal today.

Confirmed cases are still dropping in nearly all regions of England, however, the data suggests the battle against the virus may be starting to run out of steam in some areas.

Islington saw the biggest fall in cases in the capital of 42.2 per cent in the week to February 20, down to a seven-day rate of 39.6 new infections per 100,000 people.

Lewisham was down 38.7 per cent to a rate of 51.3, and Bromley 36.7 per cent to 54.5.

The other borough areas below 70 are Kensington and Chelsea, Wandsworth, Haringey, Enfield, Westminster, Greenwich, Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Richmond, Hackney and City of London, and Camden.

London’s seven-day rate fell to 83.3 new infections per 100,000 in the week to February 20, down 24.9 per cent on the previous week, which compares to drops of more than 42 per cent earlier this month.

As the decline of the disease slows, public health chiefs are urging Londoners to stick to the social distancing and other rules to drive down cases further.

Jason Strelitz, public health director in Newham, tweeted: “Another really positive week for the epidemic in Newham – case rate now below 100 per 100,000 for first time since early October & nearly 50,000 people vaccinated.

The seven-day rate fell fastest in the South West, 25.4 per cent compared to the previous week to 70.2, followed by the capital, and then the South East, down 19.4 per cent to 80.7, and the Eastern region down 19.2 per cent to 96.5.

Amid signs of a growing North-South divide in the epidemic, the rate nudged up 1.1 per cent in Yorkshire and the Humber to 154.3, fell by 7.5 per cent in the East Midlands to 171.2, by 12.8 per cent in the North East to 144.8, by 12.9 in the North West to 154.3, and by 13.1 per cent in the West Midlands to 157.8.

The full data for London shows that:

* In Islington there were 96 cases in the week to February 20, down 70 (42.2%) to a seven-day rate of 39.6

* Lewisham 157 cases, down 99 (38.7%) rate 51.3

* Bromley 181 cases, down 105 (36.7%) rate 54.5

* Lambeth 249 cases, down 126 (33.6%) rate 76.4

* Sutton 168 cases, down 79 (32%) rate 81.4

* Kensington and Chelsea 100 cases, down 46 (31.5%) rate 64

* Kingston 143 cases, down 65 (31.2%) rate 80.6* Wandsworth 225 cases, down  101 (31%) rate 68.2

* Haringey 185 cases, down 82 (30.7%) rate 68.9

* Ealing 446 cases, down 194 (30.3%) rate 130.5

* Brent 356 cases, down 154 (30.2%) rate 108

* Barking and Dagenham 243 cases, down 104 (30%) rate 114.1

* Waltham Forest 214 cases, down 88 (29.1%) rate 77.3

* Merton 218 cases, down 87 (28.5%) rate 105.5

* Westminster 138 cases, down 52 (27.4%) rate 52.8

* Bexley 200 cases, down 73 (26.7%) rate 69.5

* Greenwich 200 cases, down 73 (26.7%) rate 69.5

* Tower Hamlets 176 cases, down 63 (26.4%) rate 54.2

* Havering 219 cases, down 72 (24.7%) rate 84.4

* Southwark 189 cases, down 59 (23.8%) rate 59.3

* Hammersmith and Fulham 190 cases, down 59 (23.7%) rate 102.6

* Newham 341 cases, down 104 (23.4%) rate 96.6

* Richmond 134 cases, down 36 (21.2%) rate 67.7

* Barnet 336 cases, down 88 (20.8%) rate 84.9

* Hillingdon 404 cases, down 101 (20%) rate 131.7

* Hackney and City of London 189 cases, down 44 (18.9%) rate 65

* Harrow 286 cases, down 54 (15.9%) rate 113.9

* Camden 151 cases, down 29 (16.1%) rate 55.9

* Croydon 368 cases, down 50 (12%) rate 95.2

* Bexley 212 cases, down 26 (10.9%) rate 85.4

* Redbridge 301 cases, down 35 (10.4%) rate 98.6

* Hounslow 422 cases, down 47 (10%) rate 155.4



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