A map revealing the specific neighbourhoods in south east London with the highest rate of Covid-19 infections shows the areas currently
Infection rates have fallen sharply thanks to the effects of lockdown three, making London considerably safer and less of a global hotspot.
The number of new cases being recorded in every local borough was over 3,000 a week, but this has now fallen to under 500, with infection rates dropping from as high as 1,200 to under 200.
But whilst south east London may be trending in the right direction, some local areas are currently safer than others, and others are refusing to go down quite so sharply.
The map highlights coronavirus hotspots across by colour coding areas according to the infection rate, using and displaying weekly data.
The data is accurate up until February 16, and shows the infection rate in each area, as well as the number of positive cases and where.
According to the map, the ten worst areas found in Bexley, Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich are as follows.
1. Slade Green & Crayford Marshes
The coronavirus infection rate refusing to fall to levels seen across the rest of the borough, and has the area has even seen the number of new cases in the past week rise to 30.
The area’s rolling Covid-19 rate is 230.1, which is significantly above average for England, and is the highest Bexley, and in south east London.
2. Avery Hill
Close behind is Avery Hill in Greenwich with a Covid-19 rate of 225.5.
The area has also seen a week-on-week rise of 27.3 in the number of new cases (14).
3. Beckenham Hill
Covid rate: 186.8
Total cases: 14 (16.7%)
4. Catford East & Mountsfield Park
Covid rate: 165.5
Total cases: 11 (no change)
5. Barnehurst North
Covid rate: 164.1
Total cases: 13 (down 7.1%)
6. Downham West
Covid rate: 160.8
Total cases: 13 (up 30%)
7. Thamesmead Birchmere
Covid rate: 160.6
Total cases: 12 (up 20%)
8. Woolwich South
Covid rate: 150.0
Total cases: 17 (down 19%)
9. Lesney Farm & Colyers East
Covid rate: 149.7
Total cases: 13 (23.5%)
Covid rate: 130.0
Total cases: 12 (no change)
In some areas, fewer than three cases were recorded. Figures for these areas are not released to protect individuals’ identities.
The areas with under three cases per week are:
Greenwich Park Town
Greenwich and Deptford Creekside
Forest Hill West & East
Hayes South & Coney Hall
There were fewer than 3 cases. For smaller areas (eg MSOAs) with fewer than 3 cases, we do not show data.