Covid rates rise in Haringey

By Simon Allin, Local Democracy Reporter

Seven-day coronavirus infection rates in Haringey and Enfield jumped sharply in the week the national lockdown ended.

The Covid-19 infection rate in Haringey saw an increase of 53.7% in the week to December 4th, taking its rate to 193.6 new cases per 100,000.

Enfield climbed by 36.5% during the same week, reaching 220.7 new cases per 100,000 people.

Across England as a whole, the Covid infection rate dropped by just over 5% during the seven days to December 4, to 150 new cases per 100,000 people.

London was placed under Tier 2 restrictions on 2nd December after four weeks of an England-wide lockdown, with non-essential businesses allowed to reopen but separate households banned from mixing indoors unless they are in a support bubble.

Government officials are due to meet to review the system of tiered restrictions on Wednesday, 16th December.

The latest infection rate data is based on figures from Public Health England published on the government’s online coronavirus dashboard. It is subject to slight variations, as the figures are continually revised.

In Haringey, Bowes Park saw the highest number of new cases, with 28. Other areas with relatively high numbers included Hornsey West (26), Crouch End East (24) and Bounds Green (24).

Haringey Council leader Cllr Joseph Ejiofor has urged residents to follow the Tier 2 regulations, warning that failing to do so could see the borough placed in the “far more restrictive” Tier 3.

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