London Covid cases by borough revealed as more than 2.5million in capital have first coronavirus vaccine

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ovid-19 cases have fallen so far that all boroughs in east London have seen the seven-day rate drop below 50 new confirmed infections per 100,000 people a week, official figures reveal today.

East London was the area in the city hardest hit by the second wave as the Kent variant sent cases spiralling out of control.

Barking and Dagenham at one point had the highest seven-day rate in the country, peaking at 1,719.5 on January 4, but it was down to 49.3 in the week to March 10.

The disease’s retreat in London has been slowing.

It means the figures for this week need to be treated with particular caution.

They show that in London:

* The seven-day rate dropped to 40 new confirmed infections per 100,000 in the week to March 10.

* All boroughs saw a seven-day rate below 50 apart from five in west London.

* The highest rate was in Ealing of 76.1, followed by Hillingdon 73.6, Harrow 66.1, Hounslow 63, and Kingston 57.5.

* Eight boroughs had a rate below 30, with the lowest in Richmond at 22.2, followed by Hackney and City of London at 22.3.

* A further 12 boroughs had a rate above 30 but below 40.

* The decline in the seven-day rate, compared to the previous week, went from 26.2 per cent on March 7 to 17.9 per cent on March 8, the days schools re-opened, a large drop suggesting extra testing is picking up more cases.

* Twenty-three boroughs saw a fall in cases in the week to March 10.

* The biggest drop was in Merton, down 33 per cent, followed by Wandsworth 30.8 per cent, Croydon 30.2 per cent, and Hackney and City of London 30.1 per cent.

* Eight boroughs saw increases, with by far the largest in Kingston of 47.8 per cent, followed by Bromley 16.5 per cent and Harrow 11.4 per cent.

* The real number of cases is believed to be significantly higher than the confirmed total, partly because so many people have the virus asymptomatically.

The detailed figures for London show that:

* Merton saw 77 cases in the week to March 10, down 38 (33%) with a seven-day rate of 37.3

* Wandsworth 108 cases, down 48 (30.8%) rate 32.8

* Croydon 132 cases, down 57 (30.2%) rate 34.1

* Hackney and City of London 65 cases, down 28 (30.1%) rate 22.3

* Enfield 92 cases, down 33 (26.4%) rate 27.6

* Greenwich 99 cases, down 35 (26.1%) rate 34.4

* Brent 152 cases, down 52 (25.5%) rate 46.1

* Hammersmith and Fulham 69 cases, down 23 (25%) rate 37.3

* Kensington and Chelsea 40 cases, down 13 (24.5%) rate 25.6

* Richmond 63 cases, down 18 (22.2%) rate 31.8

* Southwark 75 cases, down 21 (21.9%) rate 23.5

* Lambeth 107 cases, down 28 (20.7%) rate 32.8

* Barnet 147 cases, down 37 (20.1%) rate 37.1

* Barking and Dagenham 105 cases, down 26 (19.8%) rate 49.3

* Sutton 86 cases, down 15 (14.9%) rate 41.7

* Hounslow 171 cases, down 28 (14.1%) rate 63

* Newham 170 cases, down 27 (13.7%) rate 48.1

* Westminster 86 cases, down 12 (12.2%) rate 32.9

* Bexley 77 cases, down 4 (4.9%) rate 31

* Haringey 77 cases, down 3 (3.7%) rate 28.7

* Tower Hamlets 114 cases, down 4 (3.4%) rate 35.1

* Redbridge 149 cases, down 4 (2.6%) rate 48.8

* Havering 106 cases, down 1 (0.9%) rate 40.8

* Hillingdon 226, no change, rate 73.6

* Ealing 260 cases, up 1 (0.4%) rate 76.1

* Lewisham 75 cases, up 2 (2.7%) rate 24.5

* Waltham Forest 136 cases, up 7 (5.4%) rate 49.1

* Islington 68 cases, up 4 (6.2%) rate 28

* Camden 84 cases, up 5 (6.3%) rate 31.1

* Harrow 166 cases, up 17 (11.4%) rate 66.1

* Bromley 99 cases, up 14 (16.5%) rate 29.8

* Kingston 102 cases, up 33 (47.8%) rate 57.5

How much of London has been vaccinated?

A further 104,238 first dose vaccinations were announced for London on Monday, taking the total so far in the capital to 2,518,995, as of Sunday.

As of March 7, 32.2 per cent of Londoners – or 2,295,644 – had received a first dose jab, rising to 83.5 per cent for people aged 80 and over, compared to 89.3 per cent for the 75 to 79 age group, 70.3 per cent for 60 to 64, and 19.3 per cent for under 60.

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