Covid cases by borough: Inner London sees sharp drop in infections as latest figures revealed

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Covid cases by borough: Inner London sees sharp drop in infections as latest figures revealed

Inner London has seen a sharp drop in weekly Covid-19 cases, according to the latest data.

An analysis of official case numbers by the Evening Standard reveals that every borough in Inner London saw a significant fall in infections in the seven days up to January 20.

Newham led the way with a 30.4 per cent drop, followed by Kensington & Chelsea (down 26.3 per cent), Tower Hamlets (down 25.1 per cent), Westminster (down 23.9 per cent) and Lambeth (down 22.1 per cent), while Hackney and City of London saw infections decline by 21. per cent.

Overall, cases are dropping in 26 boroughs according to the latest figures, with infections rising in six: Barnet, Havering, Richmond Upon Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, Sutton and Bromley.

London now has the lowest seven-day infection rate of any region in England, with 846.6 cases per 100,000. The North East is the official epicentre with a case rate of 1,286.9, although differences between regions are relatively small compared to earlier in the pandemic.

The number of patients in London hospitals with Covid-19 was reported on Tuesday to stand at 2,762, down 30 on Monday’s total and well below the recent high of 4,074 reported on January 5.

Some 180 of the most seriously ill were reported to be on ventilators in the capital, continuing a steady decline from the Omicron wave high of 243 on January 4.

It comes as latest figures from Transport for London show that commuters are gradually returning to central London, following the Government’s decision to ease Plan B restrictions.

Up to 9am Tuesday morning there were around 900,000 entry and exits on the Tube — up 8 per cent compared to last Tuesday and 51 per cent of normal.

Across the UK, a further 439 Covid deaths on Tuesday - the highest daily toll since last February.

A further 94,326 cases were reported, bringing the total to 16,047,716.

London Covid cases by borough for the seven days up to January 20

Camden - 1,924 cases, down 258 (-11.8%). Cases per 100,000: 688.3.

Islington - 1,875 cases, down 212 (-10.2%). Cases per 100,000: 755.7.

Hackney and City of London - 2,042 cases, down 543 (-21%). Cases per 100,000: 699.6.

Tower Hamlets - 2,349 cases, down 786 (-25.1%). Cases per 100,000: 707.6.

Lewisham - 2,239 cases, down 296 (-11.7%). Cases per 100,000: 733.4.

Southwark - 2,292 cases, down 486 (-17.5%). Cases per 100,000: 716.2.

Lambeth - 2,252 cases, down 640 (-22.1%). Cases per 100,000: 699.8.

Wandsworth - 2,763 cases, down 318 (-10.3%). Cases per 100,000: 837.9.

Hammersmith & Fulham - 1,624 cases, down 339 (-17.3%). Cases per 100,000: 884.4.

Kensington & Chelsea - 1,188 cases, down 424 (-26.3%). Cases per 100,000: 757.3.

Westminster - 1,848 cases, down 580 (-23.9%). Cases per 100,000: 684.8.

Brent - 3,133 cases, down 625 (16.6%). Cases per 100,000: 955.9.

Barnet - 4,376 cases, up 216 (+5.2%). Cases per 100,000: 1,096.7.

Haringey - 2,042 cases, down 406 (16.6%). Cases per 100,000: 766.6.

Waltham Forest - 2,136 cases, down 296 (-12.2%). Cases per 100,000: 771.3.

Enfield - 2,353 cases, down 322 (-12.0%). Cases per 100,000: 705.4.

Redbridge - 2,751 cases, down 248 (-8.3%). Cases per 100,000: 900.0.

Barking & Dagenham - 1,551 cases, down 336 (17.8%). Cases per 100,000: 724.4.

Havering - 2,211 cases, up 26 (+1.2%). Cases per 100,000: 848.3.

Newham - 2,280 cases, down 997 (-30.4%). Cases per 100,000: 641.8.

Bexley - 1,774 cases, down 293 (-14.2%). Cases per 100,000: 711.6.

Greenwich - 2,127 cases, down 351 (-14.2). Cases per 100,000: 735.9.

Bromley - 2,930 cases, up 249 (+9.3%). Cases per 100,000: 880.5.

Croydon - 2,852 cases, down 614 (-17.7%). Cases per 100,000: 734.0.

Sutton - 2,036 cases, up 164 (+8.8%). Cases per 100,000: 980.2.

Merton - 2,109 cases, down 38 (-1.8%). Cases per 100,000: 1,021.5.

Kingston Upon Thames - 1,805 cases, up 194 (+12.0%). Cases per 100,000: 1,007.6.

Richmond Upon Thames - 2,180 cases, up 351 (+19.2%). Cases per 100,000: 1,100.2.

Hounslow - 3,286 cases, down 132 (3.9%). Cases per 100,000: 1,209.1.

Ealing - 3,708 cases, down 629 (-14.5%). Cases per 100,000: 1,089.5.

Harrow - 2,768 cases, down 57 (-2.0%). Cases per 100,000: 1,096.9.

Hillingdon - 3,412 cases, down 177 (-4.9%). Cases per 100,000: 1,104.2.

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