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Weekly update from Director of Public Health

Covid-19 in Tower Hamlets - Dr Somen Banerjee

Each week our Director of Public Health, Dr Somen Banerjee, publishes a Covid-19 update to keep residents and partners informed about Covid-19 locally in Tower Hamlets.

Thursday 4 November

Reflecting London trends, levels of Covid-19 in the borough have started to fall slightly over the past week.

Last week, the Tower Hamlets rate was 212 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 and this week it is 187 per 100,000. Rates continue to increase gradually in over 60s. The number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 has continued to rise slightly. This reflecting national trends. 

Since last week around 1100 more have had their first vaccination and 1,100 more have had their second dose. 217,000 people in Tower Hamlets have now had at least their first dose and 192,500 are fully vaccinated with two doses.

We’re seeing more and more residents come forward for their booster jab too, ensuring maximum protection from Covid-19 over the winter months. Remember it’s safe to have your flu jab and Covid-19 booster on the same day if you’re eligible, and if you haven’t booked your booster jab yet you can do so by online.

Now schools are back after half term vaccination clinics continue to run for children aged 12 – 15. If your child has missed the clinic in their school, they’re home schooled, or you’ve since decided you’d like your child to have the vaccine these can also now be booked online.

More information on all our updates can be found online or you can call the council’s helpline on 0207 364 3030.


Thank you for reading and stay safe.

Dr Somen Banerjee

Director of Public Health