Covid cases in London by district revealed as infection rate drops among people over 60 – fr

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London Covid rates by borough revealed as cases drop more than 98% since peak of second wave – fr


COvid-19 cases have dropped to just one new confirmed infection per week per 10,000 Londoners aged 60 and over, official figures reveal today.

The majority of those Londoners have now been vaccinated and their seven-day Covid-19 rate has fallen to 9.6 confirmed infections per 100,000 in the week of April 29, or just under one in 10,000.

For the whole city, that means there have been 142 confirmed cases in the 60 and over category during that week.
The rate for city residents aged 59 and under is more than double to 22.1 per 100,000, or 1,655 cases.
The seven-day rates for the end of April could rise further slightly as more cases are confirmed and could also rise more substantially as the easing of restrictions continues.
Professor Kevin Fenton, London director of Public Health England, said: ‘Case rates among the over 60s have been stable or declining in our boroughs in recent weeks, as have other age groups. in London.
“However, we know how quickly cases can grow out of control, so it remains important that we continue with a careful and thoughtful easing of restrictions to make sure we don’t see a surge.
“Although the vaccine is not 100% effective, it remains our best protection against serious illness and death from Covid-19. Not all people over 60 in London got the hang of it, so a sharp rise in cases could still pose a danger.
He added: “In many ways we are more vulnerable when we become complacent in the face of the threat, which is why it is important to continue to follow the rules in place.”

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