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London Covid cases by borough revealed as capital leads retreat on coronavirus pandemic

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London Covid cases by borough revealed as capital leads retreat on coronavirus pandemic

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ovid-19 cases are falling fastest in a stripe of boroughs running from north to south London, official figures reveal today as the capital remains the region seeing the sharpest decline in the disease.

They show that the biggest drop was 47.6 per cent in Haringey in the week to February 6 with a seven-day rate of 144.8 new infections per 100,000.

In the north of the city, confirmed cases dropped 42 per cent in Enfield to a rate of 174.1 and in Islington by 42.4 per cent to a rate of 124.6.

South of the river, Southwark saw a fall of 42.9 per cent to a rate of 148.4 and Lewisham 39.2 per cent with a rate of 165.4.

Many of the biggest falls are in inner city boroughs hardest hit by the second wave.

Cases were down 45.8 per cent in Tower Hamlets to a rate of 118.9 and 44.9 per cent in Hackney and the City of London with a rate of 124.1.

Camden has the lowest rate at 104.8 after a fall in cases of 37.4 per cent and is close to dipping below the 100 rate level which public health chiefs want the capital as a whole to go below before lockdown is eased.

Outer London boroughs in west London are seeing the smallest drops, with cases down 17.9 per cent in Richmond to a rate of 180.8 and 26.6 per cent in Hounslow to a rate of 311.6.

Covid rates have fallen dramatically in the capital since early January but still remain significantly above levels at which lockdown was eased in the summer:

– Twenty boroughs have a seven-day rate between 100 and 200.

– Ten have a rate between 200 and 300.

– Two are still above 300, Hounslow and Ealing on 308.7.

– A further 1588 confirmed cases were announced for London yesterday, with the real number of infections far higher given how many people have the disease asymptomatically.

– Hospitals still remain under huge pressure with thousands of Covid patients and many of them have had to postpone non-urgent operations.

London’s seven-day rate has dropped to 192.2 new infections per 100,000 in the week to February 6, a fall of 34.5 per cent.

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The South East has seen the next biggest decline at 33.3 per cent to 156.1.

The South West and Eastern region are both down 29.9 per cent, to 125.5 and 186.2 respectively.

The fall in the West Midlands was 21.1 per cent to 251, the North West 20.9 per cent to 232.5, the North East 15.8 per cent to 205.5, the East Midlands 15.6 per cent to 233.6, and Yorkshire and the Humber 12.5 per cent to 177.8.

The full data for the capital shows that in Haringey there were 389 cases in the week to February 6, down 353 (47.6%) with a seven-day rate of 144.8, Tower Hamlets 386 cases, down 326 (45.8%) rate 118.9, Hackney and City of London 361 cases, down 294 (44.9%) rate 124.1, Southwark 473 cases, down 355 (42.9%) rate 148.4, Islington 302 cases, down 222 (42.4%) rate 124.6, Enfield 581 cases, down 420 (42%) rate 174.1, Westminster 327 cases, down 223 (40.5%) rate 125.1, Bromley 489 cases, down 321 (39.6%) rate 147.1, Lewisham 506 cases, down 326 (39.2%) rate 165.4, Waltham Forest 484 cases, down 306 (38.7%) rate 174.7, Bexley 409 cases, down 245 (37.5%) rate 164.7, and Camden 283 cases, down 169 (37.4%) rate 104.8.

Newham saw 809 cases, down 466 (36.5%) rate 229.1, Barking and Dagenham 503 cases, down 268 (34.8%) rate 236.3,Harrow 578 cases, down 305 (34.5%) rate 230.1, Barnet 755 cases, down 394 (34.3%) rate 190.7, Lambeth 637 cases, down 332 (34.3%) rate 195.4, Brent 870 cases, down 454 (34.3%) rate 263.8, Redbridge 625 cases, down 324 (34.1%) rate 204.8, Croydon 792 cases, down 394 (33.2%) rate 204.8, Kingston 339 cases, down 162 (32.3%) rate 191, Greenwich 540 cases, down 252 (31.8%) rate 187.5, Hammersmith and Fulham 397 cases, down 177 (30.8%) rate 214.4, Havering 502 cases, down 204 (28.9%) rate 193.4, Sutton 458 cases, down 180 (28.2%) rate 222, Hillingdon 889 cases, down 348 (28.1%) rate 289.7, Kensington and Chelsea 229 cases, down 89 (28%) rate 146.7, Ealing 1055 cases, down 404 (27.7%) rate 308.7, Wandsworth 570 cases, down 209 (26.8%) rate 172.9, Hounslow 846 cases, down 306 (26.6%) rate 311.6, Merton 481 cases, down 165 (25.5%) rate 232.9, and Richmond 358 cases, down 78 (17.9%) rate 180.8.