Image above: Map showing case rates per 100,000 people for seven day period ending 5 July
Cases up by more than a third over previous week
New Covid cases registered in Chiswick were up by more than a third in the seven days up to 5 July, the latest figures released by Government.
On the map, graded from white (fewer than three cases) through yellow, shades of green and blue to purple (400 – 799 per 100,000 people), you can see Chiswick looks more like central London than the area to the west, with one ward out of the six which make up Chiswick coloured purple. The infection rates in Hounslow and Ealing, after intensive surge testing, have slowed.
At previous stages of the pandemic the rate of infection in Chiswick has been much lower than the rest of Hounslow. Visitors travelling through Heathrow and the number of people in Hounslow whose jobs depend on the airport is seen as a factor in Hounslow’s infection rate. The big patch of purple showing on the map to the west of London is Heathrow.
Image above: Seven day rolling rate of new cases in Chiswick up to 5 July 2021
Highest increase in Chiswick NW
North West Chiswick has the highest number of cases in Chiswick, with 30 new cases registered, an increase of 18 over the previous week. There were a total of 136 new cases in the seven days up to 5 July, compared with 100 in the previous week and 62 in the week before that.
12 new cases registered in the seven days up to 5 July, down 3
28 new cases registered in the seven days up to 5 July, up 10
22 new cases registered in the seven days up to 5 July, up 12
19 new cases registered in the seven days up to 5 July, up 4
30 new cases registered in the seven days up to 5 July, up 18
25 new cases registered in the seven days up to 5 July, down 5
Year Six classes have been sent home at Strand on the Green Junior School and Grove Park Junior School, so children will miss the end of school celebrations.
Boris Johnson said on 5 July that he was hoping to take advantage of the ‘fire break’ of the school summer holidays to ease the last of the lockdown restrictions on 19 July. He said also that by then we may be seeing 50,000 new Covid cases a day nationally. Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Valance added:
“Cases are going up. The link between hospitalisations and deaths has weakened but not been completely broken and we would expect to see that increase”.
Image above: Seven day rolling rate of new cases in Chiswick up to 5 July 2021, showing the rate in each ward
Infection rates in Chiswick are rising but still nowhere near the peak at the beginning of the year. In the week between 25 December 2020 and 1 January 2021 the number of new cases was 349.
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