Today, one Londoner was urged to join the battle to keep the city out of Level 3 as official figures showed high Covid-19 cases in more than two-thirds of neighborhoods.
Members of Parliament and Mayor Sadiq Khan called on millions of people across the capital to adhere to the social dimension, self-isolate, wear masks, good hygiene rules and directives to reverse the recent wave of Coronavirus.
The number of confirmed cases is increasing across East London, except for Redbridge which saw a very slight decrease in the week ending December 3, compared to the previous seven days.
In nine neighborhoods, the incidence rate for seven days through December 3 was over 200 new cases per week per 100,000 residents including Hovering (346), Barking and Dagenham (303.4), Redbridge (292.2), Waltham Forest (269.7), Bexley. (246.1), Newham (243.5), Tower Hamlets (213.4), as well as Kingston in southwest London at 202.8, and Enfield in North London at 200.1.
With Boris Johnson and other senior ministers ready to decide on the new levels within a week, Nicky Aiken, a Conservative MP for London and Westminster, told The Standard: “We want and need London to stay at Level 2 instead of Level 3.
“All London has a role to play in it by adhering to the rules.
“Everyone who breaks the rules adds to our chances of getting into Level 3.
“We have to work together as one city to ensure that our cafes, restaurants, stores and other businesses survive as well as to protect lives.”
London is now the region with the highest rate of Covid for seven days per 100,000 people in England.
The number of Covid patients hospitalized in the capital may rise in recent days in recent days, although it appears not to be as steep.
The city’s health system is also able to cope better than many other areas with an increase in admissions in some neighborhoods as patients can be transferred to other hospitals, and it also has a huge Nightingale Center if needed.
Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove appears to be hinting that London can remain at Level 2 if people stick to the rules.
He told Sky News: “There are differences across London by region.
“But we are getting advice from the Joint Biosecurity Center and from those who are monitoring not only the occurrence of the virus but also the pressure on the NHS and we are keeping these matters under review.
“But of course what we want to do is see areas if we can either stay in their current category or move to a lower level.
But it takes all of us, especially in the run-up to Christmas, to be vigilant.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan added: “The number of cases in London is rising again, and if we do not all work together now we may face tougher restrictions across the capital.
“Londoners have worked hard to help reduce the number of cases before, but we should not risk canceling all the sacrifices that have been made by lowering our caution and allowing the issues to soar even more before Christmas.”
Health Secretary Matt Hancock and London Secretary Paul Scully also pleaded with people to follow the rules amid concerns that a pollen euphoria, the start of the holiday season and the end of the lockdown could cause people to drop their guard against the deadly virus.
In Hovering, cases were up 28.8% in the week ending December 3, compared to the previous week, Watham Forest 27%, Hackney and City of London 25.3%, Parking and Dagenham 21.9%, Lewisham 20.9% Greenwich 17.8% Cent.
Other parts of the capital have also seen steep rises, with the largest four increases outside the city’s east.
Cases are increasing in 23 districts, rising in Haringey at 49.2 percent, Harrow at 43.7 percent, Bromley 36.2 percent, and Merton at 34.4 percent.
However, nine neighborhoods, many of them in central or southeast London, experienced declines, with much lower infection rates in many of these areas including Richmond 80.3, Camden 87.8, Westminster 90.7, Hammersmith and Fulham 93.4, and Kensington and Chelsea 103.8.
The average seven days in the capital reached 174.1 per 100,000 people on December 3, after previously peaking at 200 in mid-November before falling to 154.5 on day 26.
Felicity Buchan, Kensington MP, said: “I think London as a whole is still very stable in the Tier 2 area but the case rate is going up.
“It is very important for everyone to comply with the current restrictions so that case rates drop – we cannot risk entering London to Level 3. This will be devastating to the economy and our way of life.”
“If these disparities persist, we may have to think of a different approach between neighborhoods,” she said of the large differences in infection rates between neighborhoods.
The Ministers considered placing the East London neighborhoods at Level 3 and the rest of the city at Level 2 when the lockdown ended on December 2 but decided not to divide the capital.
Health and community leaders, as well as some members of Parliament, believe it will be difficult to contain the disease by classifying each neighborhood separately due to the work and lifestyle travel patterns of Londoners, and they move frequently between different parts of the city.
Official figures are in full display Haringey It witnessed 485 cases in the week through December 3, an increase of 160 over the previous week (49.2 percent) at a rate of 180.5, harrow 493 cases, an increase of 150 (43.7%), an average of 196.3, Bromley 583 cases, an increase of 155 (36.2%), a rate of 175.4, Merton 391 cases, an increase of 100 (34.4%) at a rate of 189.3, Hovering 898 cases, an increase of 201 (28.8%) at a rate of 346, Waltham Forest 747 cases, an increase of 159 cases (27 percent), a rate of 269.7, Hackney and the City of London 481 cases, an increase of 97 (25.3%) at a rate of 165.4, Kingston 360 cases, an increase of 69 cases (23.7 percent), a rate of 202.8, Barking and Dagenham 646 cases, an increase of 116 (21.9%), a rate of 303.4 Lewisham 359 cases, up 62 (20.9%), with a rate of 117.4.
in a BexleyThere were 611 cases, an increase of 98 (19.1%) at a rate of 246.1, Enfield 668 cases, 106 (18.9 percent), at a rate of 200.1, Croydon 594 cases, an increase of 91 (18.1%), a rate of 153.6. Greenwich 496 cases, an increase of 75 cases (17.8%), at a rate of 172.3, Wandsworth 392 cases, an increase of 57 cases (17%), a rate of 118.9, Sutton 315 cases, an increase of 45 cases (16.7%), a rate of 152.7, Barnet 656 cases, an increase of 88 (15.5%) at a rate of 165.7, Southwark 373 cases, an increase of 50 (15.5%) at a rate of 117, Lambeth 396 cases, an increase of 45 (12.8%) at a rate of 121.5, Islington 282 cases, an increase of 27 cases (10.6%) at a rate of 116.3, Newham – 860 cases, an increase of 71 (9%) at a rate of 243.5, Tower Hamlets 693 cases, an increase of 25 (3.7 percent) at a rate of 213.4, and Hillingdon 521 cases, up 19 cases (3.8%), with a rate of 169.8 cases.
Hammersmith and Fulham There were 173 cases, down 36 cases (17.2 per cent), at a rate of 93.4, Hounslow 401 cases, down 62 (13.4%), at a rate of 147.7, Brent 483 cases, down 71 (12.8%), a rate of 146.5, Ealing 561 cases, down 65 cases (10.4 percent), at a rate of 164.1, Kensington and Chelsea 162 cases, down 16 (9%) at 103.8, Richmond 159 cases, down 13 cases (7.6 percent), an average of 80.3, Westminster 237 cases, down 19 cases (7.4 percent), at a rate of 90.7, Camden 237 cases, down 16 (6.3 percent), at a rate of 87.8, and Redbridge 892 cases, down ten cases (1.1%), a rate of 292.2.