Putney Covid-19 Infection Rates Among Lowest in London

Latest data shows 58 cases detected in SW15 area in most recent week

Map from ONS figures. Green areas have lower infection rates


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Figures released by the Office for National Statistics suggest that coronavirus infection rates in Putney are lower than the rest of London.

Roughly speaking Putney & Roehampton is divided into seven Middle Layer Super Output areas by the ONS. Based on a very limited set of data, the northern part of the area closer to the river seems to have a relatively low level of cases. There were 58 cases in these areas in the week to 17 October.

The Putney Town & Wandsworth Park has seen 4 infections in the most recent week giving it a rate per 100,000 of population less than a third of the rest of London.

The Putney Embankment & Lower Common area has had 6 cases to bring it to a weekly infection rate of 69.9 per 100,000 equivalent of the population.

Roehampton North East has had the highest number of cases with 13.

Area Covid Cases Rate per 100,000 Change (%)
Putney Town & Wandsworth Park
(MSOA Wandsworth 010)
Putney East
(MSOA Wandsworth 014)
Putney West
(MSOA Wandsworth 011)
Putney Embankment & Lower Common
(MSOA Wandsworth 006)

Roehampton North West
(MSOA Wandsworth 013)
Roehampton North East
(MSOA Wandsworth 016)
Roehampton South & Putney Vale
(MSOA Wandsworth 023)


Overall 5 out of the 7 areas within the SW15 postcode have seen the number of positive tests fall in the most recent week.

According to the most recent data released by Public Health England, Wandsworth Borough had an infection rate per 100,000 of 106 for the week to 17 October, below the average for London. The highest rate of infection was in Ealing and Richmond Upon Thames which both had a rate of 154.

In the most recent week of complete data, 11 October 2020 - 17 October, 10,060 cases were identified in London, a rate of 112 cases per 100,000 population. This compares with 9,001 cases and a rate of 100 for the previous week.

Over a thousand cases a day have been detected in London since the 12 October bringing the total to 79,485 in the capital up to 21 October.

The sharp rise in cases appears to be largely limited to people under 60 and there has not been a similar rise in hospital admissions with St.George’s Tooting recently reporting that their ICU capacity was not coming under significant strain.


October 23, 2020

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