London Covid case: rate in the south-eastern boroughs at Christmas

Christmas season coronavirus figures have been released – and in every borough in south-east London, cases are on the rise.

It comes as Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said no further measures will be introduced in England until at least the New Year, despite fears of a rapid spread of the Omicron variant.

There were 1,281 admissions to Covid-19 hospital in England on December 25, NHS England said.

This is a 74% increase on a week-over-week basis and the highest number since February 16.

In London, 364 entries were reported on December 25, up 73% week-on-week but below the 390 entries reported on December 23.

A total of 8,474 people were hospitalized in England with Covid-19 as of 8 a.m. on December 27, according to new figures from NHS England.

This is a 27% increase from the previous week and the highest number since March 5.

In London, 2,640 people were hospitalized with Covid-19 on December 27, up 45% week-on-week and the highest number since February 22.

Here is the number of positive coronavirus cases recorded by sample date over the Christmas period in South East London:

Christmas Eve: 612 cases

Christmas Day: 159 cases

Boxing Day: 147 cases

The last case rate in Bexley was on December 22 at 2,002 cases per 100,000 people.

This was a 77.7 percent increase over the previous seven days.

Christmas Eve: 682 cases

Christmas Day: 328 cases

Boxing Day: 236 cases

The latest case rate in Bromley was on December 22 at 2,067.9 cases per 100,000 people.

This was a 63.8% increase over the previous seven days.

Christmas Eve: 238 cases

Christmas Day: 75 cases

Boxing Day: 67 cases

The latest case rate in Dartford was on Dec. 22 at 1,866.7 cases per 100,000 people.

This was a 62.6% increase over the previous seven days.

Christmas Eve: 598 cases

Christmas Day: 188 cases

Boxing Day: 165 cases

The latest case rate in Greenwich was on December 22 at 2,205.6 cases per 100,000 people.

This was a 62.3% increase over the previous seven days.

Lewisham

Christmas Eve: 670 cases

Christmas Day: 235 cases

Boxing Day: 168 cases

The latest case rate in Lewisham was on Dec. 22 at 2,552.2 cases per 100,000 people.

This was a 67.8% increase over the previous seven days.

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