New cases of Covid-19 remain high across south west London as health authorities continue to urge people to take up vaccinations against the virus this winter.

The latest case data published by Public Health England (PHE) showed that several boroughs in south west London had higher infection rates per 100,000 people than the national average in the seven days up to November 12 (387.1).

Richmond had the highest infection rate in south west London over the time period, with new infections rising sharply in the borough.

882 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in Richmond up to November 12, PHE data showed, up by 246 or 38.7 per cent from the previous week. The infection rate stood at 445.1.

The number of new cases and infection rates were up in other south west London boroughs as well as Richmond, such as Kingston (358.4) and Wandsworth (298.7).

A further 214 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, the government said on Tuesday (November 16).

Below is a list of each south west London borough's infection rate per 100,000 people in the seven days up to November 12 according to PHE data.

  • Croydon - 232.1
  • Merton - 296.4
  • Sutton - 364.5
  • Wandsworth - 298.7
  • Lambeth - 225.9
  • Southwark - 188.4
  • Richmond - 445.1
  • Kingston - 358.4
  • Epsom and Ewell - 369.1
  • Reigate and Banstead - 389.3