|Covid Cases Fall To Statistically Insignificant Levels Across Putney|
Infection rate remains stubbornly high in Roehampton area
Most areas of Putney now have such a low incidence of Covid-19 that the government is not releasing any data for the locality.
The Office of National Statistics (ONS) does this when the number of positive tests in a particular neighbourhood falls below three within a week to protect the privacy of individuals. For Putney, all but East Putney where there were four positive tests, are now showing no information for the week to 13 March.
The disease is capable of a resurgence, at the end of last month East Putney was the one area of SW15 where no cases were reported.
This picture contrasts with Roehampton where the incidence of the virus remains high and almost double the borough average with Roehampton South & Putney Vale having 7 new cases in the week to 13 March to give an infection rate of 84 per 100,000 equivalent population. It was announced this week that a vaccination centre will be opening in Queen Mary's in Roehampton.
Vaccines can be booked those eligible by calling 119 for free or by visiting this link.
Wandsworth Borough has an infection rate per 100,000 of 32 which is just below the London average.
A local GP commented, “While these numbers are really encouraging, we should not get carried away with ourselves. We have yet to see the impact of schools returning and it is probably that this will result in a renewed uptick in cases. The progress of the vaccination programme and the prospect of warmer weather give cause to be hopeful but it would be best to wait until the disease was totally suppressed and new variant strains were excluded before we can really start to properly relax.”
Source: Office of National Statistics
Up to and including 14 March 2,508,347 people in London had received the first dose of a vaccine and 149,976 had received two doses.
On 18 March the daily number of new people tested positive for Covid-19 in London was reported as 535.
The total number of COVID-19 cases identified in London is 705,609 as at 17 March, this compares to 3,746,280 cases for England as a whole
In the most recent week of complete data, to 13 March 2021, 3,504 cases were identified in London, a rate of 39 cases per 100,000 population. This compares with 3,709 cases and a rate of 41 for the previous week.
In the same week 32,793 cases were identified in England as a whole, a rate of 58 cases per 100,000 population. This compares with 34,020 cases and a rate of 60 for the previous week.
March 19, 2021