Covid case rates rise in every borough of South East London – .

Covid case rates rise in every borough of South East London – .

The latest rates of coronavirus cases are rising in every borough of south-east London as rates across the country start to rise dramatically.

The latest data released by Public Health England shows a steady rise in cases locally, but the capital actually remains extremely low compared to infection levels across the country.

London has some of the lowest case rates despite a steady rise this week, and of the UK’s 377 local areas, 292 (77%) have seen their rates rise week over week.

Updated Covid-19 case rates for each local authority area in the UK are correct for the seven days through October 18 and are based on the number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in a rapid lateral or declared in the laboratory. flow test, by sample date.


The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.


The Covid rate in Bexley fell from 224.2 (559 cases) to 277.6 (692 cases).


In Bromley, the rate is 281.9 (938 cases), after increasing to 241.6 (804 cases).


The rate in Greenwich is 239.4 (692 cases), after 207.6 (601 cases) the week before.


Lewisham has a rate of 196.8 (601 cases) which has dropped from 172.3 (526 cases).


In Southwark, the coronavirus case rate fell from 130.0 (416 cases) to 160.0 (416 cases), one of the lowest rates in the country.


Nearby in Dartford, cases have risen sharply, from a rate of 333.2 (380 cases) to 466.5 (532 cases).

In Croydon, the case rate fell from 213.6 (830 cases) to 247.8 (963 cases).

In the UK, Blaenau Gwent in Wales continues to have the highest rate with 919 new cases in the seven days to October 18 – the equivalent of 1,312.5 per 100,000 people.

This figure is up sharply, from 371.3 in seven days to October 11.

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire has the second highest rate, dropping from 180.1 to 1,304.7, with 1,514 new cases.

Stroud in Gloucestershire has the third highest rate, dropping from 189.4 to 1,224.1, with 1,480 new cases.

Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon ​​has the highest rate in Northern Ireland (588.3) and Clackmannanshire has the highest rate in Scotland (495.2).

The list was calculated by the PA News Agency from data released on October 22 on the government’s coronavirus dashboard.


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