The Child and Harrow among London Covid hotspots

Secluded boroughs of London such as Barnet and Harrow are still among the hardest hit by Covid-19.

This is because central districts have some of the lowest infection rates in the UK.

The top 10 Covid London hotspots are: Richmond, Sutton, Kingston, The Child, Hounslow, Harrow, Hillingdon, Havering, Ealing and Bexley.

The green Richmond currently has the highest London infection rate, but the council says there is no specific reason why the district is hardest hit.

The authority said it sees an increase in the number of young people testing positive.

The district had an infection rate of 463 per. 100,000 people, according to the latest government data from October 28, an increase over the last three weeks.

Harrow Times: How London Borough infection rates compared up to 28 October - credit Gov.UK

This is followed by Sutton, who has an infection rate of 429, and Kingston with 399 cases per. 100,000 of the population.

Three weeks ago, Kingston had the highest London infection rate and was at 324, showing an increase since last month.

But despite these districts having the highest rate in London, compared to the UK’s highest area, they are relatively low.

Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire currently has the UK’s highest infection rate at 831.1 per year. 100,000 – almost double London’s highest district.

And in parts of central London, infection rates are some of the lowest in the UK.

Westminster has Britain’s second lowest infection rate after the Shetland Islands, according to the government’s dashboard with 169 cases per year. 100,000.

Southwark has the UK’s third lowest, followed by Tower Hamlets, Camden, Hackney and the City of London, Newham, Lewisham, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth and Islington.

Coronavirus ‘hotspots’ and ‘notspots’ are revealed on an interactive map that maps the number of positive Covid-19 test results in each district across the country using government data.

The number of new cases is then used to calculate the infection rate per 100,000 people.

London registered 2,935 cases of coronavirus on November 2, bringing the total to 1,185,240 since the pandemic started, according to government data.

But this number of daily cases has remained constant since the beginning of September 2021 despite an increase in mid-October.

Thirteen Covid deaths were recorded on November 2 in the capital, and 16,743 have been recorded since the beginning of the pandemic. Deaths have risen since September.

Over six million people in London have received a first dose of a Covid vaccine, and almost 5.5 million have had both jabs.

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