How many Covid cases are there in London today? Daily coronavirus cases near me - and areas worst affected

Here’s an area-by-area breakdown of daily cases in London.

Covid-19 infections across the UK are at some of the highest rates seen in the pandemic, and have reached the second-highest levels seen in the pandemic so far, after the Omicron wave of this past winter.

Researchers understand that the rise could be down to the new and more contagious BA.2 variant, which has been named ‘Stealth Omicron’ and is now the most common strain in the UK.

In more recent weeks, we have seen the easing of Covid-19 restrictions across the four nations and this, along with the change in public behaviour is another factor to the rise in cases.

Here, we reveal the current Covid-19 hotspots in the London area, according to the daily official figures.

This article is going to be updated every weekday, with the latest figures provided.

The UK Health Security Agency is urging people to take precautions to slow the spread of the virus, asking people to get all available vaccination doses available, taking a test if they have Covid-19 symptoms and if possible, to stay at home and limit contact with others.

Dr Mike Gent, Covid-19 Public Health Incident Director for the agency, said: “Covid-19 is circulating at increasing levels and while rates of severe disease and death remain low, hospital admissions have risen.

“As we learn to live with Covid-19, it’s vital that everyone keeps taking the necessary steps to limit the spread of Covid-19.”

What are the current coronavirus rules in England?

Wearing a mask is no longer mandatory in most indoor settings, but you can continue to wear one if you wish.

Masks are still required for certain indoor situations, such as visits to healthcare settings like GP surgeries, as well as care homes.

Those who have Covid-19 do not have to self isolate, after the legal requirement was removed on February 24 after weeks of slowly reducing the days that people had to self-isolate for.

Instead, people are now just advised to stay home if they have Covid-19, and avoid contact with others.

If you come into close contact with someone who has Covid-19, you now no longer need to self-isolate or test daily.

From Friday, April 1, the Government is to stop offering free PCR or lateral flow tests to the general public.

Some testing will remain for certain at-risk groups and social care workers.

Until then, people should get a PCR test if they have the usual Covid-19 symptoms, that includes a high temperature, a new continuous cough or notice a change to their sense of taste or smell.

As of March 18, people arriving into the UK from abroad did not have to take a test upon arrival.

Where are the biggest Covid-19 hotspots in London?

Some London boroughs have far higher Covid-19 rates than others.

Here are the 10 boroughs with the highest coronavirus rates, for the week ending April 2, 2022.

• Sutton: There were 1,472 new cases, which is equivalent to 7.1 cases per 1,000 people.

• Richmond upon Thames: There were 1,360 new cases, which is equivalent to 6.9 cases per 1,000 people.

• Merton: There were 1,342 new cases, which is equivalent to 6.5 cases per 1,000 people.

• Kingston upon Thames: There were 1,098 new cases, which is equivalent to 6.1 cases per 1,000 people.

• Bromley: There were 2,034 new cases, which is equivalent to 6.1 cases per 1,000 people.

• Islington: There were 1,478 new cases, which is equivalent to 6.0 cases per 1,000 people.

• Hammersmith and Fulham: There were 1,086 new cases, which is equivalent to 5.9 cases per 1,000 people.

• Wandsworth: There were 1,916 new cases, which is equivalent to 5.8 cases per 1,000 people.

• Bexley: There were 1,426 new cases, which is equivalent to 5.7 cases per 1,000 people.

• Barnet: There were 2,249 new cases, which is equivalent to 5.6 cases per 1,000 people.