Eight London boroughs on Covid watchlist as cases continue to rise – .

Eight London boroughs on Covid watchlist as cases continue to rise – .

Twenty-five areas with skyrocketing cases have been added to the list, with Hackney and Tower Hamlets coming in sixth and seventh respectively.

The two boroughs recorded more than 1,500 new infections during the week ending July 18.

They also have extremely low vaccination rates. In Tower Hamlets, only 35 percent of people take a double hit, while in Hackney it’s 39 percent.
Islington, Southwark, Lambeth and Hammersmith and Fulham have also been in the top 20 on the Covid watch list, according to the ZOE Covid Symptom Study.
Wandsworth a terminé 21e et Camden 25e.
Northeast Lincolnshire was the most infectious location, with 3,324 cases per 100,000 people.
The arrival of the highly transmissible Delta variant is the origin of the third British wave.
Barts Health Trust, which runs the hospitals in Tower Hamlets, Newham and Waltham Forest, confirmed it was caring for 100 patients who tested positive for Covid on Friday – double the number two weeks ago.
King’s College London professor of genetic epidemiology, Tim Spector OBE, said the data confirmed that we had not yet reached the peak of the current wave.
He said: ‘Sadly, hopes that the current wave of infections have peaked have faded as updated data from ZOE shows new cases of Covid continue to rise as UK lifts most restrictions.
“Although Covid is less severe in the young and vaccinated population, it is certainly not going away anytime soon.
“We must not forget the lessons of the pandemic in our rush to return to ‘normal life’, as this will only prolong Covid’s grip on our lives.
“As the numbers rise, many of us will not only see our lives disrupted with endless notifications to self-isolate, but more and more people will be affected by a long Covid.


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