Image above: gov.uk map showing Covid-19 data for new cases in Chiswick SE in the seven days up to 1 January 2021

Christmas impact – Covid cases up by nearly 50% in Chiswick

The latest government Covid figures show how much Covid cases went up in Chiswick between Christmas and New Year.

We now know that the impact of people coming home or visiting in the run up to Christmas resulted in an increase in cases of nearly 50%. According to the government’s Coronavirus data site, in the seven days before Christmas the number of new cases was 236. In the week between 25 December 2020 and 1 January 2021 the number of new cases rose to 349 – an increase of 47.8%.

Chiswick is divided into six areas on the gov.uk website:

Chiswick South East
Total cases in seven days up to 1 January – 80
Up 35 from the previous seven days ending 25 December

Chiswick South West 
Total cases in seven days up to 1 January – 49
Up 19 from the previous seven days ending 25 December

Chiswick Park
Total cases in seven days up to 1 January – 57
Up 23 from the previous seven days ending 25 December

Bedford Park
Total cases in seven days up to 1 January – 48
Up 8 from the previous seven days ending 25 December

Chiswick North East
Total cases in seven days up to 1 January – 61
Up 13 from the previous seven days ending 25 December

Chiswick North West 
Total cases in seven days up to 1 January – 54
Up 15 from the previous seven days ending 25 December

coronavirus.data.gov.uk

Increase in deaths in LB Hounslow in December

Data published on Wednesday 6 January shows that 49 people died of Covid-19 in LB Hounslow in December. That’s almost twice the number who died in November and more than twice the number who died in the previous five months.

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See also: Big rise in Covid deaths in LB Hounslow in December 

See also: Alert level 5 – what it means

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