EA very single Londoner was today invited to join the battle to keep the city out of rank 3, with official figures showing Covid-19 cases on the rise in more than two-thirds of boroughs.
MPs and Mayor Sadiq Khan called on millions across the capital to stick to social distancing, self-isolation, wearing masks and good hygiene rules and advice for reverse the latest wave of coronavirus.
The number of confirmed cases is increasing in east London, with the exception of Redbridge which saw a very small decrease in the week to December 3, compared to the previous seven days.
In nine boroughs, the seven-day infection rate as of December 3 was over 200 new cases per week per 100,000 population, including Havering (346), Barking and Dagenham (303.4), Redbridge (292.2 ), Waltham Forest (269.7), Bexley (246.1), Newham (243.5), Tower Hamlets (213.4), as well as Kingston in southwest London on 202.8 and Enfield in north London on 200.1.
As Boris Johnson and other high-ranking ministers stand ready to decide on new levels in a week’s time, Nickie Aiken, Conservative MP for the Cities of London and Westminster, told The Standard: ‘We want and need London to stay at level 2 rather than level 3..
“Every Londoner has a role to play in this regard by playing by the rules.
“Every person who breaks the rules increases our chances of getting to level 3.
“We must work together as one city to ensure the survival of our cafes, restaurants, shops and other businesses and also to protect lives.”
London is now the region with the highest seven-day Covid rate per 100,000 inhabitants in England.
The number of Covid patients admitted to hospital in the capital in recent days could increase in recent days, although it does not appear strongly.
The city’s healthcare system is also better able to cope than many other areas with an increase in admissions in some wards as patients can be taken to other hospitals, and it also has the huge center. Nightingale if necessary.
Cabinet Minister Michael Gove appeared to suggest London could stay at Level 2 if people played by the rules.
He told Sky News: “There are variations in London boroughs by borough.
“But we are getting advice from the Joint Biosafety Center and those who are monitoring not only the incidence of the virus but also the pressure on the NHS and we are keeping these things under review.
“But of course what we want to do is see areas if we can stay at their current level or go down a level.
“But it forces all of us, especially as Christmas approaches, to be vigilant. ”
London Mayor Sadiq Khan added: “The number of cases in London is on the rise again and if we don’t all work together now we could face tighter restrictions in the capital.
“Londoners have worked incredibly hard to help reduce the number of cases before, but we must not risk undoing all the sacrifices that have been made by lowering the guard and allowing cases to rise further before Christmas.”
Health Secretary Matt Hancock and London Minister Paul Scully are also calling on people to follow the rules, fearing that the vaccine euphoria, the start of the holidays and the end of the lockdown will lead people to turn down guard them against the killer virus.
In Havering, cases are up 28.8% in the week to December 3, compared to the previous week, Waltham Forest 27%, Hackney and the City of London 25.3%, Barking and Dagenham 21 , 9%, Lewisham 20.9% and Greenwich 17.8 percent.
Other parts of the capital also saw strong increases, the four largest increases outside the city’s east.
Cases are increasing in 23 boroughs and are up in Haringey by 49.2%, Harrow 43.7%, Bromley 36.2% and Merton 34.4%.
However, nine boroughs, many in central or south London, have experienced falls, with much lower infection rates in many of these areas, including Richmond 80.3, Camden 87.8, Westminster 90 , 7, Hammersmith & Fulham 93.4 and Kensington and Chelsea 103.8.
The seven-day rate in the capital hit 174.1 per 100,000 on December 3, after peaking at 200 in mid-November before falling to 154.5 on the 26.
Kensington MP Felicity Buchan said: ‘I think London as a whole is still very firmly in Level 2 territory, but the case rate is increasing.
“It is very important that everyone complies with the current restrictions so that case rates fall – we cannot run the risk of London going into Tier 3. It would be devastating for the economy and our way of life. ”
Regarding the large differences in infection rates between the boroughs, she added: “If these disparities persist, it may be necessary to consider a differentiated approach between the boroughs.
Ministers considered placing the Greater London Boroughs at Level 3 and the rest of the city at Level 2 when the lockdown ended on December 2, but decided not to divide the capital.
Health and community officials, as well as some MPs, say it would be difficult to contain the disease with district-by-district prioritization given the work and lifestyle habits of Londoners, frequently moving between different parts of town.
Official figures in full swing Haringey recorded 485 cases in the week to December 3, up 160 from the previous week (49.2%) with a rate of 180.5, Herse 493 cases, up 150 (43.7%) with a rate of 196.3, Bromley 583 cases, up from 155 (36.2%) with a rate of 175.4, Merton 391 cases, an increase of 100 (34.4%) with a rate of 189.3, Havering 898 cases, up 201 (28.8%) with a rate of 346, Waltham Forest 747 cases, up from 159 (27%) with a rate of 269.7, Hackney and the City of London 481 cases, up from 97 (25.3%) with a rate of 165.4, Kingston 360 cases, up from 69 (23.7%) with a rate of 202.8, Barking et Dagenham 646 cases, up from 116 (21.9%) with a rate of 303.4, and Lewisham 359 cases, up from 62 (20.9%) with a rate of 117.4.
In Bexley, there were 611 cases, up from 98 (19.1%) with a rate of 246.1, Enfield 668 cases, 106 (18.9%) rate 200.1, Croydon 594 cases, up from 91 (18.1%) with a rate of 153.6, Greenwich 496 cases, up from 75 (17.8%) with a rate of 172.3, Wandsworth 392 cases, up from 57 (17%) with a rate of 118.9, Sutton 315 cases, up from 45 (16.7%) with a rate of 152.7, Barnet 656 cases, up from 88 (15.5%) with a rate of 165.7, Southwark 373 cases, up 50 (15.5%) with a rate of 117, Lambeth 396 cases, up 45 (12.8%) with a rate of 121.5, Islington 282 cases, up from 27 (10.6%) with a rate of 116.3, Newham 860 cases, up 71 (9%) with a rate of 243.5, Tower hamlets 693 cases, up 25 (3.7%) with a rate of 213.4, and Hillingdon 521 cases, up 19 (3.8%) with a rate of 169.8.
Hammersmith et Fulham saw 173 cases, down from 36 (17.2%) with a rate of 93.4, Hounslow 401 cases, down from 62 (13.4%) with a rate of 147.7, Brent 483 cases, down from 71 (12.8%) with a rate of 146.5, Ealing 561 cases, down from 65 (10.4%) with a rate of 164.1, Kensington et Chelsea 162 cases, down from 16 (9%) with a rate of 103.8, Richmond 159 cases, down from 13 (7.6%) with a rate of 80.3, Westminster 237 cases, down from 19 (7.4%) with a rate of 90.7, Camden 237 cases, down from 16 (6.3%) with a rate of 87.8, and Redbridge 892 cases, down ten (1.1%) with a rate of 292.2.