Londoners are still way behind everyone else in the UK on getting both Covid jabs

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London continues to lag behind the rest of England for people who are fully vaccinated, latest data shows.

In the capital, only around 83 per cent of over-50s had received both doses of vaccine by June 20 - which was way behind all the other regions in the country who have over 90 per cent.

The lowest borough is Westminster (64.3%), followed by the City of London (66.3%), Camden (68.9%) and Kensington & Chelsea (70.9%).

The areas of London estimated to have the highest percentage of over-50s fully vaccinated are Bromley (91.7%), Richmond upon Thames (91.6%) and Sutton (90.4%).

NHS England published the figures on Thursday come ahead of a summit meeting in London on Friday to discuss how to boost vaccine take-up in the capital.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Government vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi, regional medical director for London Vin Diwakar will join others at the summit.

A total of 55,417 people tested positive for Covid-19 in England at least once in the week to June 16, up 34% on the previous week, according to the latest Test and Trace figures.

 (Press Association Images)
(Press Association Images)

It is the highest number of people testing positive since the week leading up February 24 at the tail end of the second wave.

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