wo thirds of London’s boroughs now have Covid-19 infection charges below the UK common, figures launched on Monday reveal.
The seven-day infection rate ranges from a 12.5 circumstances per 100,000 inhabitants in Bexley to 39 in Harrow, in response to the newest Public Health England statistics.
Across the capital as an entire, the rate now stands at 21.9 circumstances per 100,000, in contrast with 23.4 in England 23.2 throughout the UK as an entire.
The incidence of the coronavirus in London is now greater than 50 occasions smaller than it was throughout the second wave peak on January 4, when the infection uncommon reached 1,118.6.
The present figures cowl the seven days up till April 28.
Over that interval, 1,959 new circumstances have been recorded within the capital – in contrast with 15,493 throughout the UK as an entire.
Twenty-one boroughs have infection charges below the UK common: Barking & Dagenham (23), Barnet (17.2), Bexley (12.5), Bromley (13.8), Camden (16.7), Croydon (17.8), Enfield (14.1), Greenwich (15.6), Hackney/City of London (16.8), Hammersmith and Fulham (21.6), Haringey (14.5), Havering (15.4), Islington (16.1), Kingston-upon-Thames (19.7), Lambeth (15), Lewisham (14.1), Merton (19.4), Richmond-upon-Thames (22.7), Southwark (15.1), Sutton (21.8) and Waltham Forest (16.6).
Eleven boroughs have case charges above the UK common. They are: Brent (33.4), Ealing (35.4), Harrow (39), Hillingdon (31), Hounslow (35.7), Kensington & Chelsea (28.8), Newham (29.2), Redbridge (25.9), Tower Hamlets (29.9), Wandsworth (25.2) and Westminster (27.9).
The newest figures have been launched because it was reported the one-metre-plus social distancing rule might be scrapped from June 21.
Restaurants, pubs, theatres and cinemas will be capable to totally reopen for the primary time in 15 months, though masks must be worn in some circumstances, in response to the Times.
A return to unrestricted buying and selling for hospitality from June 21 is “important” and can imply companies can “come off life assist”, an business chief has stated.
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Responding to the report in The Times, Kate Nicholls, chief govt of commerce physique UKHospitality, stated on Monday: “These experiences are very welcome if true.
“However, we should wait to see the total element of plans as any restrictions in venues will proceed to impression income and enterprise viability.
“A return to unrestricted buying and selling on June 21 is important and can imply hospitality companies (can) come off life assist and be viable for the primary time in nearly 16 months.
“We urge the Government to verify reopening dates and these plans on the earliest alternative, which can enhance confidence and permit corporations to step up planning and produce workers again.”
A spokesman for the UK Cinema Association indicated that the organisation hopes face coverings won’t be a continued requirement.
He stated: “We strongly imagine that our exemplary report on security – with not a single case of Covid traced again to a UK venue – and our capability to handle the motion of cinema-goers in trendy, extremely ventilated indoor environments supply ample proof that any rest from June 21 may be undertaken safely with out the necessity for additional ongoing restrictions, together with any requirement for face coverings.”
Bereaved households will be capable to invite greater than 30 mourners to funerals from May 17.
Meanwhile, NHS England information launched on Monday reveals a complete of 5,163,040 jabs got to folks in London between December 8 and May 2, together with 3,622,076 first doses and 1,540,964 second doses.