London Covid: Latest case rates in all boroughs as 230 Londoners currently on life-saving ventilators

A record high of 162,572 new Covid cases has been reported in England and Wales today, along with a further 154 coronavirus-related deaths in the latest 24-hour period, according to official data.

A total of 13 of today’s reported deaths were people in London.

Amongst the 868 patients requiring ventilation beds in the UK, 230 (30 per cent) are in the capital.

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The latest data only includes England and Wales as Scotland and Northern Ireland will not release their figures until after the holiday period.

This is the 12 day in a row that cases have been above the 100,000 mark in the UK as the country moves out of the festive season.

Some of the patients will be in hospital due to Covid-19 symptoms and others will have tested positive on admission for another condition.

Either reason still has a knock-on effect in terms of staff and resources, a London doctor told MyLondon.

Dr Lee, who works in a West London ICU said: “Even if infected people are admitted for other reasons, like you break your leg, for example. The very fact that they have Covid means it takes up more resources as you have to isolate them, monitor them more closely.

“These are all resources that could go on something else. Vaccination doesn’t just protect you but frees up capacity for everybody else.”

It comes as official figures revealed nearly one in 10 NHS workers were off sick over New Year’s Eve as coronavirus continues to hit the health service.

More than 110,000 of the NHS’s 983,000 staff in England missed the turn of the year due to illness.

Meanwhile, secondary school pupils will be told to wear face masks when they return to classrooms this week.

The chief executive of NHS Providers Chris Hopson said ‘the next few days are crucial’ and the health service was under ‘arguably more pressure’ than this time last year.

Minister will be closely analysing the hospitalisation data over the next few days to determine if further measures are needed.

A number of ” nightingale hubs ” are being set up across England, including one in St. George’s Hospital in Tooting to deal with a potential new wave of Covid hospital admissions as cases remain high.

The full list of 33 boroughs, from lowest to highest rate of cases per 100,00 of the population. The number of cases are over the most recent 7-day period:

Havering 5,237 (2,009.20 per 100k)

Bexley 4,966 (1,992 per 100k)

Croydon 7,685 (1,977.80 per 100k)

Sutton 4,079 (1,963.80 per 100k)

Lewisham 5,969(1,955.10 per 100k)

Bromley 6,380 (1,917.30 per 100k)

Merton 3,933 (1,905 per 100k)

Barking and Dagenham 4,066 (1,899.10 per 100k)

Lambeth 6,075 (1,887.70 per 100k)

Greenwich 5,446 (1,884.20 per 100k)

Southwark 5,940 (1,856.20 per 100k)

Haringey 4,684 (1,758.50 per 100k)

Brent 5,744 (1,752.50 per 100k)

Waltham Forest 4,834 (1,745.50 per 100k)

Wandsworth 5,748 (1,743.20 per 100k)

Hammersmith and Fulham 3,194 (1,740.20 per 100k)

Redbridge 5,257 (1,719.90 per 100k)

Ealing 5,711 (1,678 per 100k)

Hounslow 4,538 (1,669.80 per 100k)

Enfield 5,487 (1,644.80 per 100k)

Harrow 4,148 (1,643.80 per 100k)

Kingston upon Thames 2,913 (1,626.10 per 100k)

Newham 5,752 (1,619.10 per 100k)

Hillingdon 4,916 (1,590.90 per 100k)

Islington 3,924(1,581.50 per 100k)

Barnet 6,241 (1,564.10 per 100k)

Richmond upon Thames 3,088 (1,558.50 per 100k)

Hackney and City of London 4,504 (1,543.10 per 100k)

Tower Hamlets 5,109 (1,539 per 100k)

Kensington and Chelsea 2,171 (1,384 per 100k)

Westminster 3,542 (1,312.60 per 100k)

Camden 3,603 (1,289 per 100k)

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