Four West London boroughs currently have the highest Covid-19 infection rates in the capital, according to the latest figures.
Hounslow tops the list with 345.9 new cases per 100,000 population, followed by Richmond upon Thames (336.6), Kingston upon Thames (329.9) and Ealing (264.4).
The district with the lowest rate is Southwark, with 135 cases per 100,000.
The figures, for the seven days through October 7, are based on the number of people who tested positive for Covid-19 in a lab-reported or rapid lateral flow test, by sample date.
Data for the most recent four days (October 8-11) have been excluded as they are incomplete and do not reflect the actual number of cases.
London’s overall rate is 205.5 per 100,000 population and is the lowest in England. East Midlands has the highest rate at 465.7, followed by Yorkshire and the Humber (419.6), West Midlands (408.6) and North West (394.9).
Across the UK, Trafford in Greater Manchester has the highest rate, with 1,978 new cases in the seven days to October 7 – the equivalent of 832.6 per 100,000 people.
This figure is up sharply, from 516.9 in seven days as of September 30.
Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria has the second highest rate, dropping from 668.4 to 782.3, with 522 new cases.
Kettering, in Northamptonshire, has the third highest rate, dropping from 907.9 to 775.8, with 793 new cases.
Vale of Glamorgan has the highest rate in Wales (692.6); Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon has the highest rate in Northern Ireland (504.1); and West Lothian has the highest rate in Scotland (442.3).
This brings the overall Covid-19 infection rate in the UK to 354.6 per 100,000 population, one of the highest in Europe.
Here is the complete list of London boroughs… (The number next to the borough name is the rate of new cases in the seven days to October 7. The number in parentheses is the number of new cases recorded during this period. The list was calculated by the PA news agency using data released on October 11 on the government’s coronavirus dashboard.)
Richmond-upon-Thames 336,6 (667)
Kingston-upon-Thames 329,9 (591)
Hammersmith et Fulham 204,9 (376)
Waltham Forest 195.0 (540)
Kensington et Chelsea 193.8 (304)
Bark and Dagenham 180.3 (386)
Hamlets of the Tower 171.1 (568)
Hackney and the City of London 160.7 (469)