London coronavirus: Find out how many coronavirus cases there are now in your London postcode area – MyLondon
As the coronavirus pandemic has gone on and on, the amount of publicly available data on it has increased to an almost microscopic level.
We now have available data down to postcode level which can reveal exactly where numbers of people have tested positive for coronavirus over the past week.
This enables councils and health authorities to take action as soon as they see any increase in positive tests.
Slightly bigger than postcode areas are Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs) which are geographical divisions that the Office for National Statistics uses for local data.
This data reveals the exact number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus in small chunks of London.
The latest data is available for August 26 to September 1 and will be updated on September 8.
Here’s a link to the map so you can search the part of London where you live. Interestingly, there’s currently no places in the capital with more than 9 cases in this data.
To put this into perspective, in this data set, the worst hit area of the UK – Bradford – there was 25 cases in one MSOA and 25 in another.
This shows we are still some way off local lockdowns in London.
So here’s a list of the exact geographical areas of London that had five cases or more of coronavirus over the seven days fro August 26 to September.
Blackwell and Leamouth, 5 (cases)
Putney West, 5
Church Street, 5
Chiswick North East, 5
Golders Green North, 5
Waltham Abbey South, 5
Southall Green, 5
Canning Town South and Bow Creek, 5
Swiss Cottage, 6
Nine Elms and Patmore, 6
Ilford South West, 7
Stockwell South 7
Camberwell Green, 7
Norwood Green North and Windmill Park, 8
Edgware West, 8
Yeading North, 9
Friday Hill, (Chingford) 9
The advice from Public Health England remains to follow social distancing rules and watch out for symptoms including a new or continuous cough, a high temperature and loss of taste and smell. If in any doubt you should self isolate and book a coronavirus test here.
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The latest Public Health England statement on coronavirus at a national level (August 28) shows that currently the worst hit areas are in the north of England and that cases are most prevalent among younger age groups than they have been previously in the pandemic.
But of course some of this may simply reflect increased numbers of younger people being tested.
The statement reads: “A number of COVID-19 surveillance indicators suggest that COVID-19 activity remained stable at a national level during week 34.
“Case detections in England decreased from 6,871 in week 33 to 5,965 in week 34.
“Case rates were highest in North West and Yorkshire and Humber. At a local authority level, incidence is highest in Oldham, although this has decreased from the previous week, followed by Blackburn with Darwen. Case rates were highest in the 15 to 44 year age group.”
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