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London Covid cases by borough as 560,000 get second vaccine dose

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 6 days ago Nicholas Cecil

Covid-19 cases are tumbling across London with eight boroughs including Westminster having a seven-day rate below 20 confirmed new infections per 100,000 people a week, official figures reveal today.

In another sign of the disease being on the retreat, no new deaths, within 28 days of individuals testing positive for coronavirus, were announced yesterday for the capital.

The number of Londoners who have had both doses of a Covid vaccine has also risen above 560,000.

The official figures show:

  • Eleven boroughs saw cases drop by at least a third in the week to April 2, compared to the previous seven days.
  • The biggest fall was in Hammersmith and Fulham where confirmed Covid infections were down 50 per cent, followed by Brent 47.5 per cent, Hounslow 46.7 per cent, Lambeth 43.2 per cent, and Greenwich 40.8 per cent.
  • Only one borough saw an increase, Kensington and Chelsea, up seven per cent, or four cases.
  • London’s seven-day rate was 26.8 confirmed new infections per 100,000 people in the week to April 2, down 28.7 per cent compared to the previous week.
  • The lowest rate in the capital was Hackney and City of London at 15.1, followed by Croydon 16, Lewisham 16.3, Lambeth 16.6, and the central borough of Westminster was 18.8.
  • The highest rate was Bexley at 45.1, followed by Hillingdon 42 and Ealing 40.7.
  • Fourteen boroughs had a rate between 20 and 30, and seven between 30 and 40.
  • The rate for Londoners aged 60 and over, who are more vulnerable to coronavirus but the majority of who have been vaccinated was 12.6, and for the younger age group 29.6.
  • A further 317 cases were announced for the capital yesterday.

Twenty-three Covid-19 patients were admitted to London’s hospitals on Sunday.

There were 601 patients with coronavirus in the city’s hospitals, as of Tuesday, with 126 so ill that they are on ventilators.

As the vaccine roll-out continues, more than twice as many second doses than first were announced yesterday to have been administered in the capital.

Second doses were up 21,936, taking the total so far to 561,881, and first vaccinations up 9,882, increasing the total so far to 3,258,005.

The detailed figures for London show that:

  • Hammersmith and Fulham saw 44 cases in the week to April 2, down 44 (50%) with a seven-day rate of 23.8
  • Brent 85 cases, down 77 (47.5%) rate 25.8
  • Hounslow 96 cases, down 84 (46.7%) rate 35.4
  • Lambeth 54 cases, down 41 (43.2%) rate 16.6
  • Greenwich 74 cases, down 51 (40.8%) rate 25.7
  • Enfield 70 cases, down 44 (38.6%) rate 21
  • Hackney and City of London 44 cases, down 27 (38%) rate 15.1
  • Lewisham 50 cases, down 28 (35.9%) rate 16.3
  • Barking and Dagenham 85 cases, down 47 (35.6%) rate 39.9
  • Harrow 96 cases, down 52 (35.1%) rate 38.2
  • Westminster 49 cases, down 25 (33.8%) rate 18.8
  • Redbridge 101 cases, down 47 (31.8%) rate 33.1
  • Sutton 43 cases, down 19 (30.6%) rate 20.8
  • Merton 59 cases, down 26 (30.6%) rate 28.6
  • Hillingdon 129 cases, down 53 (29.1%) rate 42
  • Croydon 62 cases, down 25 (28.7%) rate 16
  • Islington 49 cases, down 18 (26.9%) rate 20.2
  • Ealing 139 cases, down 50 (26.5%) rate 40.7
  • Camden 45 cases, down 16 (26.2%) rate 16.7
  • Bexley 112 cases, down 38 (25.3%) rate 45.1
  • Wandsworth 92 cases, down 30 (24.6%) rate 27.9
  • Havering 64 cases, down 18 (22%) rate 24.7
  • Southwark 56 cases, down 15 (21.1%) rate 17.6
  • Bromley 61 cases, down 16 (20.8%) rate 18.4
  • Waltham Forest 76 cases, down 19 (20%) rate 27.4
  • Haringey 69 cases, down 15 (17.9%) rate 25.7
  • Tower Hamlets 93 cases, down 15 (13.9%) rate 28.6
  • Kingston 62 cases, down 7 (10.1) rate 34.9
  • Richmond 55 cases, down 5 (8.3%) rate 27.8
  • Newham 112 cases, down 9 (7.4%) rate 31.7
  • Barnet 113 cases, down 8 (6.6%) rate 28.5
  • Kensington and Chelsea 61 cases, up 4 (7%) rate 39.1
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