London coronavirus: The exact parts of Wandsworth with the most coronavirus cases

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London coronavirus: The exact parts of Wandsworth with the most coronavirus cases

Postby Community Editor » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:10 am

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More testing units slots have been made available this week in response to a rise in cases

Five cases of coronavirus were diagnosed in the Nine Elms and Patmore area between September 11 and September 17, the highest of any area in Wandsworth borough.

St Mary's and Cotton Row saw four cases, as well as Tooting North.

Clapham Common West, Lavender Hill West and Little India, Earlsfield North and Merton Road each saw three cases.

The data comes from a map by ArcGIS which outlines numbers of cases in Middle Super Output Layer Areas (MSOAs) - divisions of the population made by the Office for National Statistics for data purposes - over seven days.

All other MSOAs in Wandsworth saw between 0 and 2 cases in the most recent update.

It comes after Wandsworth saw more testing made available this week, after its weekly infection rate rose to 23 cases per 100,000 people.

Additional dates were added to the boroughs mobile testing facility on September 24, 26, 27, and 30.

The council said October dates will be confirmed shortly, but testing is expected to be available every other day.

Residents must book their sessions in advance.

These testing units are mainly drive through, but there is the option to request to go by foot.

A number of walk-through Local Test Sites (LTS) are also being set up and the council is currently considering where to site them.

They are likely to be in town centres or near large estates, with some set up in marquees and others inside existing buildings, and are designed to serve vulnerable people who can only get to a test site by walking a short distance.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 1,649 residents in the borough have tested positive for the virus and 213 have sadly died.

Yesterday Professor Kevin Fenton, London regional director for Public Health England, spoke out about "a rising tide of coronavirus cases in London across a broad range of ages."

"This is no longer limited to young people in their 20s," he said.

“Whilst the number of cases by borough varies, the general trend across the city is one of steadily increasing transmission and if that continues then the situation may escalate. It is more important than ever that we remain vigilant to control the virus so we must not be complacent at this critical time.

“I would urge everyone to pull together and help reverse this upward trend. The best advice remains to adhere to the rule of six and to continue following government guidelines around social distancing, face coverings and hand washing.

"There is also now very high demand for coronavirus tests and it is vital we test people with symptoms to help stop the spread of the virus. You can do your bit by only booking a test if you have clear coronavirus symptoms."

Today Prime Minister Boris Johnson also announced new restrictions being put in place to curb the spread of the virus.

From Thursday there will be table-service only at pubs and restaurants except for takeaways, and they will have to close by 10pm.

Office workers who can work from home are again being asked to do so.

People working in retail, those travelling in taxis, and staff and customers in indoor hospitality venues - except while seated at a table to eat or drink - will now have to wear face coverings,

The planned return of spectators to sports venues will now not go ahead from October 1

From Monday, a maximum of 15 people will be able to attend wedding ceremonies and receptions, while a maximum of 30 people will be allowed to attend funerals.

Original report in MyLondon

Photo credit: Image provided by Richmond Council
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