London coronavirus cases: Latest figures show number of new Covid-19 cases up in 19 boroughs as Richmond upon Thames sees big jump

The rate of new coronavirus cases in London is highest in Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames, the latest data has revealed.

The rolling seven-day rate of Covid-19 cases shows that new cases per 100,000 people have increased in 19 boroughs.

The data also shows a drop in new cases in 12 local authorities. Sutton has the same rate of new cases week-on-week.

The borough with the highest rate for the second week in a row is Hounslow, with 48 new cases at a rate of 17.7 per 100,000.

It is followed by Richmond upon Thames, which has seen a big jump in new cases, recording 33 at a rate of 16.7 per 100,000. In the previous week, the borough had recorded just eight new cases at a rate of 4.0.

The local authority with the lowest number of new cases is Islington, with six new cases at a rate of 2.5 per 100,000 people.

Evening Standard – London