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London boroughs among English areas where Covid-19 rising, latest data shows


The data from Public Health England is predicated on the variety of individuals testing optimistic in both a lab-reported or speedy lateral movement take a look at for the seven days to May 22.

Of the 315 native areas in England, 137 (43 per cent) have seen an increase in charges, 162 (51 per cent) have seen a fall and 16 are unchanged.

It comes as a complete of three,180 new UK circumstances of Covid-19 had been reported on Wednesday, the very best every day quantity since April 12. However, it’s too quickly to say whether or not that is a part of a constant upwards pattern.

The Covid price in Hounslow, that has been highlighted as a hotspot for the Indian variant, is claimed to be the very best in London, with 53.8 per 100,000 individuals. There had been 146 new circumstances however the price and variety of circumstances has fallen barely in comparison with the earlier week.


Neighbouring Hillingdon noticed a 47 per cent enhance to document 164 extra optimistic assessments between May 15 and May 22, the Public Health England data suggests. It recorded 53.4 circumstances per 100,000 individuals, the second highest price in London.

A Covid-19 signal on the excessive road in Hounslow, west London (Kirsty O’Connor/PA) / PA Wire

The variety of circumstances in Lambeth greater than doubled to 147. Its Covid price additionally greater than doubled from 21.8 circumstances per 100,000 individuals to 45.1.

Ealing noticed weekly optimistic coronavirus assessments fall to 153.

Kingston-upon-Thames well being officers recorded a 22 per cent enhance to 71 circumstances.

In Newham, they rose a 3rd to 64 and in Hackney and City of London went up by greater than half to 41.

Croydon noticed a 3rd discount to 149 optimistic assessments. Waltham Forest noticed a 24 per cent enhance to 41.

Brent, Richmond upon Thames, Hammersmith and Fulham, Greenwich, Kensington and Chelsea, Islington, Sutton, Crawley and Watford noticed circumstances just about unchanged.

Some London boroughs noticed a fall in circumstances. There was a 39 per cent discount in Lewisham to 37 circumstances. Officials in Tower Hamlets recorded 38 optimistic assessments, a drop of 1 fifth. Barking and Dagenham had simply 20 circumstances, a 35 per cent lower.

Data for the latest 4 days May 23-26 has been excluded as it’s incomplete and doesn’t mirror the true variety of circumstances.

Bolton in Greater Manchester continues to have the very best price, with 1,286 new circumstances within the seven days to May 22 – the equal of 447.2 circumstances per 100,000 individuals.

This is up from 321.7 within the seven days to May 15.

Blackburn with Darwen in Lancashire has the second highest price, up from 145.0 to 313.3, with 469 new circumstances.

Bedford has the third highest, up from 127.0 to 202.0, with 350 new circumstances.

The variety of UK-wide circumstances reported every day has been broadly flat for the previous month, generally dipping beneath 2,000 (most just lately on May 17) however largely staying between 2,000 and three,000.

The seven-day rolling common has crept upwards barely in latest days, however extra data is required to see whether or not that is the beginning of a steady nationwide enhance and never merely a short-term response to a spike in circumstances in a couple of hotspots.

Separate data for circumstances by native space means that solely a small variety of locations within the UK are at the moment recording an increase in circumstances that’s larger than the standard day-to-day fluctuation in numbers.