Total numbers of COVID-19 positive cases on the rise across East London

Latest data from Public Health England (PHE) shows that the threat of a second Covid-19 wave is turning into reality as positive cases of coronavirus rise across Islington, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Camden and Hackney.

Note: Please treat all official Covid-19 data published in England, including the data on this page, with caution. Numbers should be treated as indicators only, not the absolute truth at any given time.

Borough Total
Camden 133
Hackney 294
Islington 174
Newham 256
Tower Hamlets 277

Covid-19 in Islington, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Camden and Hackney rising

The PHE Week 41 report (ending 5 October) shows that Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets have a very similar total numbers of cases, but do remember that this data is not cases per thousand but for the total borough population, so more people means a higher number of cases.

The graphic below gives more detail on East London borough coronavirus cases by area.

The areas shown are the catchily named Middle Super Output Areas (MSOA) not borough wards. MSOAs are small areas with around 7,200 residents.

Stamford Hill North MSOA has the highest total at 38 confirmed cases.

Covid-19 data from the boroughs of Islington, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Camden and Hackney are used as these boroughs are similar in terms of demographics. (Note: If there are formal ‘comparator’ groups of London boroughs please let us know.)

Covid-19 data interactive

  • Data includes lab confirmed positive cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) reported by 7 October with specimen date up to 5 October 2020.
  • Cases from pillar 1 and pillar 2 of the Government’s testing programme are included.

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