London coronavirus cases by borough revealed as Covid infections plunge sharply in swathe of capital

Nicholas CecilTue, 9 February 2021, 7:37 am

<p>Pedestrians cross Millennium Bridge during England's third national lockdown</p> (AP)
Pedestrians cross Millennium Bridge during England’s third national lockdown(AP)

Covid-19 cases are falling sharply in a swathe of central London, official figures reveal today.

They show there were 401 confirmed cases in Westminster in the week to February 3, down 40.8 per cent compared to the previous week, with a seven-day rate of new infections of 153.5 per 100,000 people.

In Hackney and the City of London the drop was 42.3 per cent and a seven-day rate of 171.9, in Islington 41.3 per cent and a rate of 155.1, and in Southwark 38.1 per cent with a rate of 192.9.

The lowest rate was in Camden at 125.5 and a fall of 44.2 per cent.

Tower Hamlets has seen its rate plummet from 1,338.3 on January 4 to 163.2, down to 530 confirmed cases a week.

The official figures show:

– The seven-rate in London fell to 233.6 confirmed cases per 100,000 people in the week to February 3, a fall of 34.5 per cent on the previous week, and down from 1,118.4 on January 4. The real number of cases is significantly higher, according to other studies.

– Ten boroughs now have a seven-day rate below 200, which while still high compared to much of last year, is far below levels of around 1,000 or more for half of them in January.

– Eighteen more boroughs are below a rate of 300.

– Four are above a rate of 300; Hounslow on 386, Ealing 374.2, Hillingdon 340.2 and Brent 328.7.

A further 1770 confirmed cases were announced for the capital on Monday, far lower than the five-figure totals last month. However, the city’s hospitals are still under huge pressure, with many also having had to postpone routine operations.

The number of coronavirus patients in London’s hospitals is falling but was still 4,729 as of Sunday, with 977 so ill that they are on ventilators, the first time this figure has dropped below 1,000 since January 7.

The full data shows that in Waltham Forest there were 581 cases in the week to February 3, down 495 (6%) with a seven-day rate of 209.8, Camden 339 cases, down 268 (44.2%) rate 125.5, Bexley 474 cases, down 355 (42.8%) rate 190.9, Tower Hamlets 530 cases, down 393 (42.6%) rate 163.2, Hackney and City of London 500 cases, down 367 (42.3%) rate 171.9, Bromley 587 cases, down 423 (41.9%) rate 176.6, Islington 376 cases, down 265 (41.3%) rate 155.1, Westminster 401 cases, down 276 (40.8%) rate 153.5, Enfield 718 cases, down 490 (40.6%) rate 215.1, Haringey 540 cases, down 359 (39.9%) rate 201, Barking and Dagenham 597 cases, down 377 (38.7%) rate 280.4, Southwark 615 cases, down 379 (38.1%) rate 192.9, Croydon 914 cases, down 546 (37.4%) rate 236.4, Redbridge 775 cases, down 447 (36.6%) rate 253.9, Havering 536 cases, down 304 (36.2%) rate 206.5, and Lewisham 642 cases, down 358 (35.8%) rate 209.9.Brent saw 1084 cases, down 594 (35.4%) rate 328.7, Newham 1000 cases, down 542 (35.1%) rate 283.2, Kingston 371 cases, down 195 (34.5%) rate 209, Greenwich 661 cases, down 329 (33.2%) rate 229.6, Barnet 960 cases, down 472 (33%) rate 242.5, Harrow 713 cases, down 346 (32.7%) rate 283.9, Lambeth 760 cases, down 351 (31.6%) rate 233.1, Hammersmith and Fulham 455 cases, down 190 (29.5%) rate 245.8, Hillingdon 1044 cases, down 407 (28%) rate 340.2, Kensington and Chelsea 263 cases, down 99 (27.3%) rate 168.5, Merton 548 cases, down 208 (27.5%) rate 265.3, Wandsworth 656 cases, down 245 (27.2%) rate 199, Ealing 1279 cases, down 435 (25.4%) rate 374.2, Sutton 566 cases, down 190 (25.1%) rate 274.3,Hounslow 1048 cases, down 244 (18.9%) rate 386, and Richmond 402 cases, down 61 (13.2%) rate 203.