Number of Chiswick Covid Cases Remains 'Unusually High'
One part of W4 has west London's highest infection rate
The number of Covid-19 cases in Chiswick grew by 43.8% in the latest week with one area of W4 now having the highest infection rate in west London.
The locality designated as Chiswick North East by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) had 29 cases in the week to 27 June giving an infection rate of 341.8 per 100,000 population. The Bedford Park area has also seen cases rise sharply and its current rate is 232.2. The number of positive tests in Chiswick South East more than doubled to give a rate of 178.5. The overall average for Chiswick is 191.6.
A local GP said, “Chiswick's rate of infection has been elevated for some time now so it isn't possible anymore to write this off as a statistical blip. However, it is hard to pinpoint what the reason or reasons for this might be for the unusually high number of cases in W4. The demographic profile of the area would suggest that we shouldn't be seeing particularly high rates at the moment. If I was to hazard a guess, I'd say that the significant proportion of children in the area going to school in the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, where the number of cases is very high at the moment, is one of the factors at play.”
The rise in positive tests isn't universal across all of W4 with the Chiswick Park and Chiswick South West areas seeing a fall in the number of cases.
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Currently the worst affected borough in London is Lambeth with weekly cases at a rate of 200 per 100,000 population closely followed by Hammersmith & Fulham at 199.
Having been one of the hardest hit boroughs for some time, Hounslow now has a infection rates well below the London average at 95 whereas Ealing's rate is 128.
The average for London is currently 123 with 11,013 cases in the most recent week. This compares to 82 and 7,308 for the previous week. England as a whole has an infection rate of 149.
The total number of Covid-19 cases identified in London since the beginning of the pandemic is 763,042 as at 29 June, this compares to 4,174,318 cases for England as a whole
Up to and including 29 June, 5,269,820 people in London had received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 3,451,539 had received two doses.
July 4, 2021