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Covid-19 cases in south-east London continue to drop

Covid-19 cases in south-east London continued to go down last week, with an eleven per cent drop overall from the week before.

Cases in Southwark continued to be the lowest out of the six south-east London boroughs in the week from November 2-November 8, at 576, which was down 1.5 per cent from the week before.

Positive tests in Lambeth went down by 16.4 per cent to 602 across the week. Bromley dropped the most, going down by 19.2 per cent – although it still had the highest number of cases, with 787.

Greenwich saw cases fall by 6.5 per cent to 609, while in Bexley the number of positive tests dropped by 11.1 per cent to 697.

Lewisham was the only south-east London borough where cases rose, going up by 6.5 per cent across the week to 633.

Deaths after positive Covid tests also fell slightly from a low base over the week across south-east London, from ten between October 26 and November 1 to eight between November 2 and November 8.

Southwark, Lambeth and Bexley each saw one death linked to Covid-19, while Bromley had two and Lewisham had three. There were no deaths in Greenwich.

It comes as the number of people who have had a booster jab in London passed one million last week. Some 1,066,200 people in the capital have taken up the offer of a third vaccine.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and medical experts have called on people to come forward to get their booster vaccine, as the protection from the first two wanes over time.


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