Coronavirus cases in two London boroughs have fallen below a rate of 100 per 100,000 people as the capital enters its second lockdown.
London entered Tier 2 restrictions on October 17 because the average rate across the city rose above 100 per 100,000 people.
Now, however, two out of the London’s 32 boroughs have seen their rate drop below this mark.
It comes as over half of the capital’s boroughs saw a decline in cases last week compared with the previous week of data.
So which boroughs have dropped below 100 cases per 100,000?
Firstly there’s Bromley in South East London, home to areas such as Orpington, Chislehurst and Beckenham.
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In the last week of data, to October 30, it saw a rate of 97.2 cases per 100,000 people, which translated to 323 actual cases in that week. In the previous week, it’s rate was 126.4 per 100,000 people, and 420 actual cases.
Lewisham, which covers areas like also in South East London, also saw it’s rate drop below 100 last week.
Its rate is 95.5 per 100,000 people and it saw 292 cases last week.
In the previous week it had seen a rate of 105.0 per 100,000 people and 321 actual cases.
With cases of the virus falling in many parts of London, suggestions have been made today that the capital has already seen its peak in the second wave.
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Despite the positive news that cases are dropping, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan pointed out that numbers still remain high and urged Londoners to follow the new lockdown restrictions that came in today.
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