Covid in London: Coronavirus infections fall in some boroughs

A Christmas-themed window display in a store on Oxford Street during lockdown

Eleven London boroughs showed a fall in the number of Covid cases for the week ending January 8th as the capital moved from Tier 4 restrictions to full lockdown.

Government figures show the biggest fall in total number of cases was in Bromley. However, cases per 100,000 were still significantly higher than the national average of 553.

Only one London borough, Richmond upon Thames, recorded an infection rate per 100,000 below the national average.

The figures below show in alphabetical order the infection rate per 100,000 people and the rise or fall in the total number of reported infections.


Barking and Dagenham: 1,621 cases per 100,000 people (total cases UP 119)

Barnet: 990 cases per 100,000 people (total cases DOWN 114)

Bexley: 1,217 cases per 100,000 people (total cases UP 12)

Brent: 1,121 cases per 100,000 people (total cases UP 414)

Bromley: 917 cases per 100,000 people (total cases DOWN 715)

Camden: 678 cases per 100,000 people (total cases UP 22)

Croydon: 1,118 cases per 100,000 people (total cases UP 239)

Ealing: 1,135 cases per 100,000 people (total cases UP 743)

Enfield: 1,225 cases per 100,000 people (total cases DOWN 31)

Greenwich 1,134 cases per 100,000 people (total cases UP 179)

Hackney: 910 cases per 100,000 people (total cases DOWN 56)

Hammersmith and Fulham: 773 cases per 100,000 people (total cases UP 59)

Haringey: 1,072 cases per 100,000 people (total cases UP 68)

Harrow: 975 cases per 100,000 people (total cases UP 67)

Havering: 1,137 cases per 100,000 people (total cases DOWN 510)

Hillingdon: 1,076 cases per 100,000 people (total cases UP 351)

Hounslow: 1,163 cases per 100,000 people (total cases UP 189)

Islington: 817 cases per 100,000 people (total cases UP 55)

Kensington and Chelsea: 698 cases per 100,000 people (total cases UP 100)

Kingston upon Thames: 701 cases per 100,000 people (total cases DOWN 236)

Lambeth: 1,001 cases per 100,000 people (total cases UP 398)

Lewisham: 1,077 cases per 100,000 people (total cases UP 234)

Merton: 918 cases per 100,000 people (total cases DOWN 268)

Newham: 1,468 cases per 100,000 people (total cases UP 361)

Redbridge: 1,369 cases per 100,000 people (total cases DOWN 243)

Richmond upon Thames: 541 cases per 100,000 people (total cases DOWN 239)

Southwark 1,070 cases per 100,000 people (total cases UP 465)

Sutton: 957 cases per 100,000 people (total cases DOWN 329)

Tower Hamlets: 1,169 cases per 100,000 people (total cases DOWN 265)

Waltham Forest: 1,184 cases per 100,000 people (total cases UP 131)

Wandsworth: 801 cases per 100,000 people (total cases UP 78)

Westminster: 593 cases per 100,000 people (total cases UP 39)