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London Covid rates rising as UK marks two years since lockdown

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Case rates of Covid are still on the rise as the UK marks the two year anniversary since the first national lockdown.

On March 23, 2020, the first nationwide lockdown was introduced.

In honour of this memorable day – which is exactly two years today – the Marie Curie charity has organised a UK-wide national day to reflect.

This day of reflection is dedicated to communities to come together and remember, grieve, and celebrate everyone who has died from coronavirus.

Two years on, the UK is continuing to record thousands of covid infections every day, with vaccinations still available nationwide.

The latest Covid-19 case rates have been released for local areas in the UK and infections seem to be increasing in all south east London areas.

The case rates below are shown per 100,000 people for the 7-day period ending on March 18.

Data for the most recent five days has been excluded.

Bexley

Total: 1,599 cases

Increase: 287 (25.5 per cent)

Case rate per 100,000 people: 641.4

Bromley

Total: 2,694 cases

Increase: 579 (27.4 per cent)

Case rate per 100,000 people: 809.6

Dartford

Total: 818 cases

Increase: 154 (23.2 per cent)

Case rate per 100,000 people: 717.2

Greenwich

Total: 1,868 cases

Increase: 475 (34.1 per cent)

Case rate per 100,000 people: 646.3

Lewisham

Total: 2,204 cases

Increase: 580 (35.7 per cent)

Case rate per 100,000 people: 721.9

Lewisham has the highest increase of infections across the south east London boroughs (35.7 per cent) and Dartford has the lowest (23.2 per cent).

Over the last seven days, 603,597 people in the UK have tested positive for Covid-19 – this brings the total number of cases to 20,515,998.

A grand total of 140,776,996 vaccinations have been given across the UK.

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