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London’s wealthiest areas hit with a surge in infections

by LLB staff reporter
9th Oct 20 10:25 am

At the start of the pandemic a rise in coronavirus cases initially started in deprived areas of east London, now the wealthiest boroughs are being hit.

Official figures released on Friday shows that Richmond upon Thames now has the highest infection rate in London.

In the week to 5 October Richmond recorded 112.1 new cases per 100,000 population, now cases have soared to 222 from 89 the previous week.

Redbridge which has the second highest infection rates with 108.8, with cases now rising to 332, from 240 in the same period.

Cases in Kensington and Chelsea have tripled from 41 to 128 and the case rate has hit 82.

London’s public health chief Professor Kevin Fenton, of Public Health England warned on Twitter, “Cases of COVID-19 are increasing in London.

“We must take action now and do everything we can to slow the spread. Follow our #TopSixTips and do your bit.”

Thirty of the 32 boroughs across London has seen an increase in infections as the virus sweeps across the capital.

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