Covid: Cases fall in every London borough except Tower Hamlets, Southwark and Westminster

The continued fall in infections is happening despite London behind other regions of the country on vaccination.

Hounslow, who has the highest rate of cases per 100,000 people in London at 322, has seen infections fall this week. The town recorded 875 in the week to November 8 – less than 948 last week.

Sutton, which has the capital’s second-highest infection rate, has seen its rate of cases per 100,000 people fall from 404 to 318 in a week.

And the small town of Richmond on the Thames has seen a dramatic drop in its infection rate from 401.9 to 311.9.

Despite having some of the lowest case rates nationwide, Tower Hamlets, Southwark and Westminster have seen small increases in infections.

In Tower Hamlets, the number of cases per 100,000 people rose from 193.4 to 200.3 in a week. Westminster, meanwhile, saw its infection rate jump from 165.6 to 190.5 after registering 514 additional cases.

Southwark, which has the second lowest case nationally, has seen a very small jump in infections. The township recorded 566 cases this past week – an increase of ten from the previous week.

As the Standard reported Thursday, the highest case rates in the capital remain on the outskirts and in commuter cities in the Metropolitan Green Zone. St Albans currently has an infection rate of 466.1 per 100.00 – almost three times that of Camden.

The Orkneys currently have the highest infection rate in the UK, with 674.1 cases per 100,000. It is followed by the Glamorgan Valley in Wales, which has an infection rate of 636.4 per 100,000.


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