The full updated list revealing the number of new coronavirus cases and the seven-day rate of Covid-19 for every council and borough has been released, showing over 200 new cases across south London.
For the seven days before August 18, 218 positive coronavirus cases were confirmed south west and south east London and north Kent.
But the most worrying rise was in the south west, where Richmond, Wandsworth, Merton and Kingston all saw rises in the rate of new cases of the virus.
In the south east, rates appear to be far more stable, with boroughs yoyo-ing relatively safely, although cases continue to emerge.
The stats, based on tests across the country, show the rate of new confirmed coronavirus cases over the last seven days, expressed per 100,000 population.
Richmond currently has the highest level of new cases in south London, with a rate of infection of 17.7, up from 10.1 last week following 22 new cases in seven days.
Wandsworth saw 39 new cases in the past week, brining its rate of new cases up to 11.8 from 8.5.
Merton’s rate of infection showed a large increase from 3.4 to 10.2 after recording 21 new cases, whilst Sutton saw its rate rise from 2.4 to 6.8 after recording 14 cases.
Kingston upon Thames continued the trend in the south west, recording 22 new cases and rise in infection rates to 12.4.
Croydon’s also rose from 3.9 to 6.5 cases per 100,000 with 25 new cases, and Epsom and Ewell recorded 4 new cases, brining its infection rate to 5.0.
In the south east of the capital, both Bexley (11 new cases) and Greenwich’s (10) rate of new cases actually fell from 5.6 and 4.9 respectively to 4.4 and 3.5.
Dartford’s (6) rate of new cases is 5.3, whilst in Gravesham it is 8.4 (9).
The list has been calculated by the PA news agency and is based on Public Health England data published on August 21 on the Government’s coronavirus online dashboard.
Data for the most recent three days (August 19-21) has been excluded as it is incomplete and likely to be revised.
In the UK, 170 new cases were recorded in Oldham in the seven days up to August 18 – the equivalent of 71.7 per 100,000 people. This is the highest rate in England but it is down from 112.2 in the seven days to August 11.
The rate in Pendle is 67.3, down from 108.6, with 62 new cases. Blackburn with Darwen is third, where the rate has fallen from 88.2 to 56.1, with 84 new cases.
In Leicester the rate continues to fall, down from 70.6 to 51.4, with 182 new cases.
Areas recording notable week-on-week jumps include:
– Swindon (up from 39.2 to 45.9, with 102 new cases)
– Bury (up from 24.6 to 29.8, with 57 new cases)
– Stoke-on-Trent (up from 14.4 to 26.1, with 67 new cases)