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Weekly update on Covid-19 in Tower Hamlets
Updated 13 April 2021
Each week we publish further information on Covid-19 in Tower Hamlets. This is to provide more detail on the local picture and information which is helping guide local plans and decisions around Covid-19.
- There has been a total of 65 cases in the past 7 days (1 April to 7 April).
- Overall, there have now been 28,652 cases of Covid-19 recorded in Tower Hamlets since March 2020.
- The weekly incidence rate is now at 20 cases per 100,000, compared to 19.7 for London overall.
- The 60 year old and over weekly rate has decreased compared to last week. It is now at 9.9 cases per 100,000
- Case rates are currently highest among the 25 to 34 year old age group. This may be due to an easing in restrictions and vaccination in older age groups.
- 84,569 residents have now been vaccinated with their first dose of vaccine.
- In the past week the number of second doses administered has increased by 50% to 17,703
- Whilst those from BAME groups aged 65 plus continue to show lower rates - compared to those aged 65 plus and white - these disparities continue to reduce.
Testing and tracing
- The borough’s PCR testing rate remains low compared to London. Lateral flow testing numbers remain amongst the lowest in London.
- 95.8 per cent of cases were reached by NHS Test and Trace, and 70 per cent of close contacts.
- There were no new Covid-19 deaths in Tower Hamlets in the week to 26 March.
- There has been a total of 325 Covid-19 deaths since Sept 2020.
- Hospital admissions continue to fall and remain lower those seen in wave one of the pandemic.
National Covid-19 data