Harrow coronavirus case rate rises

Coronavirus cases have increased in Harrow as the borough saw a week-on-week rise in its seven-day infection rate.

The borough recorded a rate of 40.6 cases of the virus per 100,000 people in the week to April 12, which is up from a rate of 30.7 in the previous seven days.

It comes after lockdown restrictions eased further on March 29, allowing outdoor mixing in groups of six or up to two households.

One of the worst affected areas in Harrow is Kenton West, which recorded 16 cases in the seven days to April 11 – this is a jump of 14 cases from the previous week.

Greenhill South and Queensbury South recorded eight cases in the same time period, Belmont saw seven and Wealdstone North, Kingsbury West and South Harrow recorded six new cases.

Five were found in Wealdstone South and Canons Park, while four were recorded in Greenhill North, North Harrow and Stanmore Uxbridge Road.

Three cases were detected in Queensbury East and Rayners Lane North.

There were several areas that saw fewer than three Covid cases, however, including Harrow Weald, Headstone Lane, Pinner Road, West Harrow, Harrow on the Hill, Northwick Park, Queensbury West, Kenton East, Stanmore Park, Kenton Woodcock Park, Rayners Lane South, Kingsbury East and Colindale, Kingsbury South, Pinner Central, Pinner Green and the Hatch End area.

To protect individuals’ identities, exact numbers are not provided for areas with fewer than three cases of the virus.

A further stage in the lifting of lockdown came on Monday, when pubs, hairdressers, non-essential shops and gyms were allowed to reopen – although hospitality venues can only serve people outdoors.

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 updated.

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