In a London borough, the rate of Covid cases is below 50 for the first time in months

As Boris Johnson announces the promising roadmap to exit the lockdown, it is reassuring to see the rates of Covid cases drop in all London boroughs

According to new figures released today (Monday, February 22), the infection rate fell again in the seven days leading up to February 17

The average infection rate in London now stands at 96 cases per 100,000 people, thankfully below the alarming figure of 100 cases per 100,000 people

Compare this rate to the one in early January and you will clearly see how far we have progressed during the lockdown

In the seven days to January 1, half of London’s boroughs had infection rates above 1,000 per 100,000 population

While ten of London’s 32 boroughs still have infection rates above 100, many are well below In one borough in north London, case rates are below 50, which means fewer ‘one in 2,000 people is infected with Covid

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In Islington, the infection rate in the week to February 17 was 454, with 110 new cases recorded That’s a decrease of 49% from the previous week

This is great news as the lockdown begins to wane over the next few weeks, with schools returning on March 8 and outdoor mixing in groups of six hopefully March 29.

However, this is no reason to become complacent with the current lockdown rules, as Boris Johnson has stressed that the numbers must continue to fall for lockdown restrictions to be relaxed

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Data shows local authorities, infection rate per 100,000 in the seven days ending February 17, 7-day total number of cases (change from previous week), percentage change

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