Covid infection rates: the 10 London neighbourhoods with the most infections

North London neighbourhoods top the list with the highest rate of Covid infections across the capital.

While Covid infection rates across England are dropping, in some parts of the capital coronavirus is skyrocketing.

Overall rates have dropped across London by 15%, however in some neighbourhoods infections are shooting up.

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In Blackheath Village, in Lewisham, cases have almost tripled with kids going back to school.

Here LondonWorld looks at the neighbourhoods in your borough, to see which area has the highest rate of Covid infections.

We are using rates per 100,000 people to compare the different areas.

These are the 10 worst neighbourhoods in London for Covid infections.

Harrow

Hatch End North, in Harrow, has the highest rate of Covid infections across London - in the week up to September 14, according the Government figures.

There were 495 people per 100,000 in Hatch End North infected with coronavirus.

That’s an increase of 125% on the August 31.

The second-highest neighbourhood in Harrow for Covid-19 infections was Hatch End South, with 383 people infected per 100,00.

Barnet

Colney Hatch, in Barnet, was the neighbourhood with the second highest rate of Covid infections across the capital, and the highest in the north London borough.

There were 446 people per 100,000 in Colney Hatch infected with coronavirus.

That was an 145% increase on August 31.

The second-highest neighbourhood in Barnet for Covid-19 infections was Hendon Central, with 369 people infected per 100,00.

Haringey

Fortis Green and Coldfall, in neighbouring Haringey, was the third highest neighbourhood for Covid infections across London.

This is very close to Colney Hatch, and was the most infected part of Haringey.

There were 439 people per 100,000 who were infected with Covid, during the week to September 14.

This was a 50% increase on the previous two weeks.

The second-highest area in Haringey was Muswell Hill North, which borders Fortis Green, with 370 infections per 100,000 people.

Kingston

Hook, in Kingston, has the highest infection rate of any neighbourhood south of the river.

Figures show that 433 people per 100,000 were infected with Covid, in the week to September 14.

That’s an 89% increase compared with August 31.

Tudor Drive was the second-highest area in Kingston for Covid infections, with 383 cases per 100,000.

Ealing

In Ealing, the Brent Valley had the highest infection rate in the west London borough.

There were 417 people per 100,000 infected, in the week to September 14.

This however was an 11% drop compared with before the schools went back.

The second-highest neighbourhood in the borough was Northolt West, with 340 people per 100,000 with Covid infections.

This area also experienced and 11% drop compared with before the schools went back.

Houslow

In Hounslow, the neighbourhood with the highest rate of Covid infections was Chiswick South West.

It had 410 infected people per 100,000, in the week ending September 14.

That was a 13% rise on the previous period.

Nearby Brentford West and Osterley Park had the second highest rate, at 366 people per 100,000 infected.

Redbridge

In the east London borough of Redbridge, Hainault West, which is on the border with Essex, had the highest infection rate.

It had 409 infections per 100,000, in the week ending September 14.

That is almost double the rate, compared with before the schools went back.

The second worst neighbourhood for infections, was nearby Barkingside West, with 377 per 100,000.

Hillingdon

Another outer London borough, with a neighbourhood with high infection rates, was Hillingdon.

Charville, in the west London local authority, had 406 infections per 100,000 - the highest in the borough.

That was a 78% rise, compared to before the schools went back.

The next highest neighbourhood, in the borough, was Uxbridge Common, with 344 infections per 100,000.

Lewisham

In Lewisham, Blackheath Village had the highest infection rates.

There were 396 infected people per 100,000, in the week ending September 14.

The rate almost tripled after the schools went back.

There was a significant drop to the second highest neighbourhood in Lewisham - Catford East and Mountsfield Park.

This area had 318 infected people per 100,000.

Havering

The 10th highest neighbourhood for infection rates was Elm Park West, in Havering.

This had 390 infections per 100,000 people, in the week to September 14.

That was a whopping 143% rise compared with before the schools went back.

Harold Hill West was the neighbourhood with the second-highest rate in Havering, with 340 infections per 100,000.

Overall a total of 35,852 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Havering, according to the figures.

What’s happening in England

Covid infection rates have plunged across England in recent weeks.

The figures provide a cautiously optimistic signal that England may not be following the same trend as Scotland who saw infection rates skyrocket when children returned to the classroom in mid-August.