Covid latest: Which London boroughs have the lowest and highest rates


wo areas of London have more than 400 cases per 100,000 people, according to the latest official covid figures.

Sutton and Richmond upon Thames have the highest cases with Westminster the lowest and Southwark also clocking relatively low numbers in the seven days to November 1.

In Sutton the figure was 404.4 cases per 100,000 while in Richmond the number was 401.2.

Meanwhile Westminster had only 166.4 per 100,000 with Southwark at 174.7.

The figures are based on the number of people who have tested positive for Covid in either a-lab reported or a rapid lateral flow test.


The case numbers in other boroughs show a mixed picture across London.

Kingston Upon Thames recorded 377.4 cases per 100,000 with Hounslow, also to the west, 347

In north London Barnet was the borough with the highest number of cases at 343.4 with Harrow on 302.4. The lowest level of covid in north London was in Camden which has a rate of 191.8.

To the east of the capital Havering has the highest rate at 322.7 followed by Redbridge on 294.1. Newham is the lowest with 190.6.

In the south of the capital Bromley has a rate of 271.1 while the level in Lewisham is only 210.

Only in the boroughs of Merton, Redbridge, Waltham Forest Croydon and Kensington and Chelsea did cases rise compared with the figures for the previous seven days.

Of the 377 local areas in the UK, 86 (23%) have seen a week-on-week rise in rates and 291 (77%) have seen a fall.

Vale of Glamorgan in Wales has the highest rate in the UK, with 1,025 new cases in the seven days to November 1 – the equivalent of 757.6 per 100,000 people.

It suggests that the rate of spread of coronavirus is slowing in the country.

Around one in 50 people in private households in England had Covid in the week to October 30, unchanged from the previous week, according to the latest estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

London figures per 100,000 of population in the seven days to November 1

Richmond upon Thames 401.2

Kingston upon Thames 377.4

Hammersmith and Fulham 279.5

Barking and Dagenham 259.2

Kensington and Chelsea 221.8

Hackney and City of London 210.4

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