Covid-19 infection rates continue to fluctuate across south west London as the vaccine rollout is now rolled out to 16 and 17-year-olds.

But nationally coronavirus rates continue to rise, and tourist hotspots such as Cornwall continue to witness an explosion of cases.

In Friday's update from Public Health England for every local authority in England, new coronavirus rates are expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

The figures, for the seven days to August 23, are based on the number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in either a lab-reported or rapid lateral flow test, by specimen date.

And the data shows all south west London boroughs are reporting similar infection rates of around 250 to 300 cases per 100,000 people in the last week, although rates are fluctuating quickly.

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Richmond upon Thames currently has the highest Covid-19 rate, recording 314.4 (623 new cases), rising sharply from 218.5

Close behind, Croydon has a Covid-19 rate of 310.4 (1,206 cases), down from 324.0 last week.

Sutton's rate is currently 293.7, down from 299 last week, after 610 new virus cases were found.

Lambeth's Covid-19 rate is currently 285.3 (918 cases), also a decline from 354.9 a week ago.

Wandsworth recorded a rate of 284.5 (938 cases), falling from 333.6 previously.

Merton was close behind with a rate of 284.3 (587 cases), up from 279.0.

The lowest infection rate currently belongs to Kingston upon Thames who reported 277.4, down slightly from 273.5 with 497 new cases.

Nearby, Bromley recorded a rate of 257.2 and Epsom and Ewell reported 293.8.

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Of the 312 local areas in England, 199 (64%) have seen a week-on-week rise in rates and 113 (36%) have seen a fall.

Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly continue to have the highest rate, with 4,705 new cases in the seven days to August 23, the equivalent of 817.5 per 100,000 people.

This is up sharply from 433.5 in the seven days to August 16, with summer tourists and the Boardmasters music festival behind the spike.

West Devon has the second highest rate, up from 358.0 to 696.5, with 391 new cases.

Sedgemoor in Somerset has the third highest rate, up slightly from 652.1 to 688.6, with 850 new cases.

The list has been calculated by the PA news agency based on Public Health England data published on August 27 on the Government's coronavirus dashboard.