WHO set a 5% threshold for determining if the pandemic is under control but most London boroughs are recording over 5% test positivity.

Covid positivity rate: the London areas where the most people are testing positive for coronavirus

More than half of councils in London are recording a test positivity rate of over 5% meaning the coronavirus is no longer under control.

Friday, 17th September 2021, 3:21 pm

Covid infections remain high across London with the latest data from the UK Government revealing high test positivity rates across the city.

The latest figures reveal 17 councils across London, or 55%, have recorded a positive test rate of over 5% over the seven days to 9 September. That’s the proportion of people tested who got a positive result.

The World Health Organisation has set a 5% threshold for determining if the pandemic is under control.

The figures show just 11 councils have recorded a positive test rate of below 5% with Kensington and Chelsea recording the lowest rate of 2.2%.

Here we reveal the 17 councils in London which have recorded the highest coronavirus positivity rate.

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