Latest Figures for Covid-19 Infections in Chiswick
52 people have tested positive in the W4 area over the last week
The latest official figures show that 52 people tested positive for Covid-19 over the last week.
The highest rates of infection are in the south of the W4 area with the Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOA) for Chiswick South West and Chiswick South East having infection rates over 100 per 100,000 population. The numbers should be treated with some caution as they include students who may currently be residing outside the area.
However the rate of infection is growing in only two of the six areas in which Chiswick has been divided into for measurement purposes.
Bedford Park, on the other hand, has one of the lowest infection rates in west London.
Leader of Hounslow Council said, "This week we had over 300 new cases, the highest level since community testing started and sadly more Hounslow residents have recently died of the virus. We now have lost 241 residents, tragically. This number will increase,"
Hospital admissions are also increasing and Cllr Curran welcomed new restrictions saying they would save lives.
In the last week, he says that 3,700 people have been tested in the borough, 7.3% of which returned a positive test.
He added, "If anyone needed it, this is a wake-up call. We are firmly in the second wave."
Up to 11 October, the Borough of Ealing has seen 473 new Covid-19 cases a 43% to 138.4 cases per 100,000 of population. This puts the borough at thesecond highest in London, behind Richmond, although the rolling daily weekly average has shown Ealing to be the highest in London over the past few days.
Council leader Julian Bell said, "We must, therefore, all follow the new rule not to mix households indoors and follow all the other rules – including not being in groups of more than six outdoors. We also need businesses to obey the rules. This week we have had incidents of large groups meeting indoors, against the rules, and very large fines can be issued as a result of such dangerous and selfish behaviour."
London will moved from Tier 1 lockdown restrictions into Tier 2 from midnight on Friday 16 October. This puts the capital in the ‘High’ risk category.
Professor Kevin Fenton, London regional director for Public Health England, said of the upgrade, “Today’s announcement is the culmination of several weeks of detailed analysis in London and, having reached this critical point, now is the perfect time to strike.
“Cases will soon tip over 100 per 100,000 people across the city but we are still short of our NHS services being overwhelmed. Intervening now gives us a greater chance to avoid the exponential growth we have seen in other parts of the country and to begin flattening the curve in the capital.
“Mixing between households remains one of the key drivers of disease transmission and these new measures will have a direct impact. We still have the power to contain this epidemic if we all play our part and adhere to the new rules.”
The most significant change is that it will be illegal to mix with other households indoors, apart from people in your support bubble.
The main additional rules are:
October 18, 2020