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UK Covid: Cases in London today as figures rise in every borough and Omicron variant spreads

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The number of coronavirus cases is rising across London as the Omicron variant spreads throughout the UK.

According to figures published by the UK government, most London boroughs recorded at least 200 new cases yesterday (December 9).

Wandsworth has recorded the highest number overall, with 351 confirmed cases, followed by Bromley (346), Lewisham (342), Lambeth (339), and Greenwich (328).

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Check out the chart below to see how many cases were recorded in your borough yesterday (December 9). All figures via the UK Government website.

All 32 boroughs of London have seen a rise in Covid cases, with over 11 of them seeing a rise of over a third this week.

South London has been the worst hit as the Omicron variant spreads throughout the capital and hospital admissions have also risen across all boroughs.

In Greenwich, where cases have risen the most, a total of 1,545 cases were recorded in the week leading up to December 4 – a 68.7 per cent rise.

It was followed by Newham, where a rise of 49.9 per cent of cases was recorded, then Southwark, which saw a 48.5 per cent rise in infections.

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The highest infection rate was seen in Sutton, where 707.7 infections per 100,000 people were recorded last week.

Richmond Upon Thames and Bromley followed behind with rates of 68.1 and 586.3 respectively.

The lowest case rate was recorded in Westminster (349.5) followed by Tower Hamlets (365.7) and Enfield (367.2).

The overall infection rate in London in the week leading up to December 4 has risen by 25 per cent this week and currently sits at 462.4 per 100,000 people.

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