Data released last night and today continue to point towards London heading towards Tier 3 as cases, hospitalisations and deaths rise.
In Greenwich borough the weekly growth in new cases is up to 37.7 per cent.
UPDATE: 10/12 – The rise is now up to 55.3 per cent today from 37.7 per cent yesterday in figures out in the past 20 minutes.
Across London new figures reveal people testing positive for COVID-19 in London was reported as 2,550.
“On 08 December 2020 there were 1,666 COVID-19 patients in London hospitals. This compares with 1,548 patients on 01 December 2020.”
What is worrying is these increases date mainly from infections caught during lockdown, and there are fears they could now increase with shops reopened:
“In the most recent week of complete data, 28 November 2020 – 04 December 2020, 16,455 cases were identified in London, a rate of 184 cases per 100,000 population. This compares with 13,857 cases and a rate of 155 for the previous week.”
Authorities are advising people remain careful and follow social distancing to stabilise and then reduce cases and avoid Tier 3 measures.