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London coronavirus cases MAPPED: The boroughs with highest covid levels pinpointed

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London has the second-highest number of cases for any region in the UK after the North West. Just two London boroughs have seen cases increase by more than the week before this week, but which ones are the worst? Express.co.uk has compiled a list of the worst boroughs for coronavirus cases according to the latest statistics from Public Health England.

Coronavirus cases soared across the capital with new cases reaching 1,072 a day on April 2.

London has confirmed 36,355 cases of coronavirus in total since the virus hit the UK.

The capital is home to almost nine million people, meaning the rate of cases per 100,000 is 405.7.

Deaths in the capital are reported as 6,906, which equates to a rate of 77.1 per 100,000 people.

An Express.co.uk analysis of the figures shows that week-on-week, just two London boroughs see a rise in cases compared to the figure for the week before.

The latest figures, based upon Public Health England data for the week of July 27 to August 3 compared against the week of August 3 to 10, revealed Camden and Kingston upon Thames are the worst boroughs for rising cases of coronavirus.

Kingston upon Thames saw a 7.7 percent increase in cases, equating to 13 new cases in the week to August 10, compared to 12 for the week before.

Kingston upon Thames saw a five percent increase in cases, equating to 20 new cases in the week to August 10, compared to 19 for the week before.

The rate of new coronavirus cases in London is highest in Hounslow and Hackney and City of London, 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 the following 15 boroughs:

  • Kingston upon Thames
  • Camden
  • Hillington
  • Ealing
  • Hounslow
  • Waltham Forest
  • Redbridge
  • Haringey
  • Westminster
  • Merton
  • Wandsworth
  • Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Lambeth
  • Bromley
  • Islington.

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The borough with the highest number of cases in total thus far is Croydon with 1,905 cases.

The highest number of cases by borough is as follows:

  • Croydon: 1,905 cases
  • Brent: 1,828 cases
  • Barnet: 1,720 cases
  • Bromley: 1,555 cases
  • Ealing: 1,660 cases
  • Southwark: 1,509 cases
  • Lambeth: 1,456 cases
  • Newham: 1,368 cases
  • Harrow: 1,340 cases
  • Lewisham: 1,266 cases
  • Wandsworth: 1,251 cases
  • Enfield: 1,244 cases
  • Redbridge: 1,205 cases
  • Hillingdon: 1,178 cases
  • Hounslow: 1,165 cases
  • Bexley: 1,116 cases
  • Waltham Forest: 1,076 cases
  • Sutton: 1,040 cases
  • Havering: 1,022 cases
  • Hackney and City of London: 1,016 cases
  • Greenwich: 1,008 cases
  • Merton: 974 cases
  • Tower Hamlets: 903 cases
  • Westminster: 857 cases.
  • Haringey: 820 cases
  • Hammersmith and Fulham: 815 cases
  • Barking and Dagenham: 782 case
  • Kingston upon Thames: 766 cases
  • Camden: 743 cases
  • Islington: 601 cases
  • Kensington and Chelsea: 600 cases
  • Richmond upon Thames: 566 cases.

However, total cases do not necessarily equate to the hardest-hit region.

The rate of cases by 100,000 cases is a better indicator of the spread and presence of the virus in each borough.

The prevalence of the virus by borough is as follows:

  • Brent: 554.3
  • Harrow: 533.5
  • Sutton: 504
  • Croydon: 492.6
  • Ealing: 485.7
  • Southwark: 473.3
  • Merton: 471.6
  • Bromley: 467.9
  • Bexley: 449.5
  • Lambeth: 446.6
  • Hammersmith and Fulham: 440.2
  • Barnet: 434.5
  • Kingston upon Thames: 431.5
  • Hounslow: 429.1
  • Lewisham: 413.9
  • Redbridge: 394.8
  • Havering: 393.8
  • Waltham Forest: 388.5
  • Newham: 387.4
  • Kensington and Chelsea: 384.3
  • Hillingdon: 383.9
  • Wandsworth: 379.5
  • Enfield: 372.7
  • Barking and Dagenham: 367.3
  • Greenwich: 350.1
  • Hackney and City of London: 349.3
  • Westminster: 328
  • Haringey: 305.2
  • Richmond upon Thames: 285.8
  • Tower Hamlets: 278.1
  • Camden: 275.2
  • Islington: 247.9

But it is not all bad news, 15 boroughs saw the same rate of cases as the previous week or in fact saw a drop in new cases.

The following boroughs reported the same rate of new cases:

  • Havering
  • Newham

The following boroughs reported a decrease in the rate of new cases:

  • Harrow
  • Barking and Dagenham
  • Barnet
  • Bexley
  • Brent
  • Croydon
  • Enfield
  • Greenwich
  • Hackney
  • Kensington and Chelsea
  • Lewisham
  • Richmond upon Thames
  • Southwark
  • Sutton
  • Tower Hamlets.

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