Covid infections are high in South West London – .

Covid infections are high in South West London – .

The number of Covid-19 infections remains high in southwest London, with all boroughs reporting hundreds of new cases per week.

That’s according to the latest data shared by Public Health England (PHE), during the seven days through October 7.

With most of the Covid-19 restrictions lifted and a large chunk of the population vaccinated against the virus, it can sometimes seem like the pandemic is largely behind us, but the data proves otherwise.

Infection rates per 100,000 population increased in many South West London boroughs such as Richmond over the period, while others like Croydon showed slight declines. The number of cases per week remained high across the region (see below).

Richmond (337.1) and Reigate and Banstead (369.9) had among the highest infection rates per 100,000 inhabitants of any borough in southwest London during the period.

Southwark (135) and Lambeth (163.1) had the lowest rates per 100,000 population.

As of 9 a.m. as of Tuesday, there had been 38,520 more laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK, the government said.

Government figures showed another 181 people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, October 12, bringing the UK total to 137,944.

Separate figures released by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 163,000 recorded deaths in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, amid a new report which has strongly criticized the Conservative government’s handling of the early stages of the pandemic, calling it one of the UK’s ‘worst public health failures’.

Below is a list of the infection rates per 100,000 population for each borough in South West London during the week through October 7, according to the latest data from PHE:

  • Merton — 233,5
  • Sutton — 259,0
  • Croydon — 189,2
  • Wandsworth — 245,7
  • Lambeth — 163,1
  • Southwark — 135,0
  • Richmond — 337,1
  • Kingston — 330,5
  • Reigate et Banstead — 369,9
  • Epsom and Ewell – 338.3


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