Tower Hamlets Covid-19 cases increase 300% in August

In recent weeks there has been a rise in cases of Covid-19 across London with the highest number of positive test results among people aged 20-29.

300% increase

In June, there were 37 cases of Covid-19 recorded in Tower Hamlets and 131 cases in August, an approximate increase of 300%.

To say this trend is extremely worrying is an understatement.

We all need to take personal responsibility to make sure this trend is reversed. Nobody wants another lockdown.

Graph of Covid-19 case increases in Tower Hamlets
Graph of Covid-19 case increases in Tower Hamlets

Official advice is as below.

  • Wash your hands regularly, for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available, then use hand sanitiser
  • Keep a safe distance from other people outside your household (two metres where possible)
  • Wear a face covering on public transport, in shops and other enclosed areas, or anywhere it is difficult to socially distance.
  • Book a free coronavirus test now if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 (a high temperature, a new or continuous cough or a change/loss in your normal sense of taste or smell) and stay at home until you get your result. A mobile testing unit will be near Canary Wharf on 6, 9, 12 and 15 September.
  • Stay at home if you test positive for Covid-19 or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive and been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace.
  • Support to self-isolate is available from the council.
  • Keep up to date with the latest advice and cases of Covid-19 in Tower Hamlets, links below.

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