Interactive map shows Covid cases across London as experts brace for ‘winter crisis’

After months of feeling the worst of Covid was behind us, cases are once more surging with medical experts warning of a ‘winter Crisis’ like we’ve not seen before.

On Thursday, the UK recorded over 52,000 new cases along with 115 deaths within 28 days of a positive test.

The NHS Confederation has urged the government to implement their ‘Plan B’ as soon as possible to avoid ‘stumbling into a winter crisis’.

Although the epicentre of this new surge is in Wales and South-West England, London has also seen cases rise.

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In London, the highest number of new cases is in Sutton, Kingston, Richmond and Hounslow, respectively.

Using the latest government data, the spread of the virus can be mapped across the city.

Sutton, the hardest-hit area in the capital saw 472.2 cases recorded per 100,000 people in the seven days to October 18, the latest week with available data.

Data for the most recent four days (October 19-22) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

Blaenau Gwent, Wales, is the hardest-hit area in the country with a case rate of 1312.5

Although cases are on the rise, some London boroughs remain the lightest hit parts of the country with 13 of them in the 20 areas with the lowest case rates.

Despite this, it’s not a time to be complacent with the grimness of last winter still playing on many people’s minds when families weren’t allowed to see each other.

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