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Six more people have died recently in the SW15 area from Covid-19 according to the latest government figures.

So far 55 people have succumbed to the disease in the locality. It is feared this death toll is set to rise significantly as the reports relate to November, before the latest spike in infections which has seen the prevalence of the disease rise to record levels around Putney and Roehampton.

The number of cases is continuing to rise sharply with over 600 positive tests recorded around SW15 in a week. The worst hit location is around West Hill. The West Hill North area saw 71 new cases in the week to 26 December giving it a rate of 970.3 per 100,000, one of the highest in south west London. West Hill North was not far behind with an infection rate of 845.2.

Roehampton South & Putney Vale continues to have a high incidence of the virus with an infection rate of 863.8 after 72 cases were reported.

On the other hand Putney Embankment & Lower Common has seen a 38.8% fall in the number of cases in the latest week and an infection rate of 349.3.

For the purpose of gathering this data the Office of National Statistics divides the country up into Middle Super Output Areas (MSOAs).

Covid-19 Infections in the week to 26 December 2020
Area (MSOA) Cases Rate per 100,000 Change (%) Deaths since March
West Hill North
Roehampton South & Putney Vale
West Hill South
Putney Town & Wandsworth Park
Southfields North
Roehampton North East
Putney West
East Putney
Roehampton North West
Putney Embankment & Lower Common

Source: Office of National Statistics

MSOAs in the SW15 area
MSOAs in the SW15 area

In the week to Boxing Day the London Borough of Wandsworth had an infection rate per 100,000 of 702 which is below the London average. Many boroughs in the east of the capital have rates over 1,000.

Despite being less severely hit than other parts of London, there is significant pressure on local health services and St. George’s Hospital has cancelled all non-urgent surgery and routine out-patients appointments.

Tier four restriction now apply to the area. These are similar to those imposed during the first national lockdown with people being told to stay at home - although travel for work is still permitted.

Social mixing is restricted to meeting one other person from outside your household in an open public space.

All non-essential retail will have to close, along with hairdressers, nail bars and indoor entertainment venues.

Support bubbles remain unaffected, as do the exemptions for separated parents and their children.

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January 1, 2021

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