Covid-19 cases rise sharply in South East London – .

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New infections rose almost 13% in Southwark to 649, although it was still the lowest figure of any borough in south-east London.

Confirmed cases of Covid-19 have risen sharply in south-east London over the past week, official figures show.

Cases have gone from 3,904 in the week of November 2-8 in Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley and Bromley to 4,742 in the past seven days.

New infections rose almost 13% in Southwark to 649, although it was still the lowest figure of any borough in south-east London. Lambeth cases increased nearly 30% week-over-week to 780. Bromley saw the largest increase in cases, with an increase from 46.8 to 1,155.

In Lewisham and Greenwich, the number of new cases increased by about ten percent to 694 and 667, respectively. Bexley saw an increase of just over 14% to 797.

Covid-19-related deaths remained largely stable in the six boroughs of south-east London over the week, at nine – down from eight in the previous seven-day period.

This comes from the fact that the number of booster jabs given by the NHS recently reached record highs, with 2.1m third jabs delivered from 6-12 November. More than ten million people in England have now received their booster shots since the program began seven weeks ago, including those who are clinically vulnerable, aged 50 and over, or who work in healthcare and social services.

This includes almost 1.3 million Londoners. Almost thirteen million doses of vaccines have been administered in the capital to date.

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