London coronavirus case: weekly infection rate rises in 28 boroughs as Redbridge remains worst-hit local authority

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The rate of new confirmed coronavirus cases in London has increased in 28 boroughs, new figures show.

The seven-day rolling rate of Covid-19 cases shows the rate of new cases per 100,000 population is highest in the east London boroughs of Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham and Newham.

According to the latest figures, Newham has recorded the highest number of new weekly cases – up 42.1% from 131 to 186 – but Redbridge refers to the worst-affected local authority in the capital.

Despite this, the infection rate declined slightly, from 183 new cases – a rate of 60 per 100,000 – to 180 cases, a rate of 59.

The number of new confirmed cases in Camden, Bexley and Kensington and Chelsea has also fallen by 11%.

However, cases have increased in several districts.

In Greenwich, weekly cases jumped 87% from 45 to 84, while Hounslow recorded 140 new cases, up from 78 last week, an increase of 79%.

Cases in Richmond were also up 133% from 27 and 63, and Hammersmith recorded 70 new cases, up from 40 last week, a 75% increase.

Elsewhere, more than 100 new cases have been recorded in Brent, Hackney, Waltham Forest, Enfield, Barnet, Southwark, Lambeth and Wandsworth.

Meanwhile, Kensington and Chelsea have registered just 31 new cases at a rate of 19.9.

The numbers, for the seven days through September 27, are based on tests done in labs and the wider community.

The list is based on data from Public Health England released on September 30 on the government’s online coronavirus dashboard.

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