London’s rate of new cases of Covid-19 has trebled in the space of two weeks, according to the latest weekly surveillance report from Public Health England.
The rate stood at 602.2 cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to December 20, up from 200.3 in the seven days to December 6.
Rates have increased in all regions, with eastern England recording the next highest rate after London (440.7) followed by south-east England (380.6) and the West Midlands (218.8).
– Care home vaccine roll-out in Bournemouth among the first in England
A Bournemouth care home has become one of the first in England to start vaccinating its elderly residents.
One of the first residents of the Sunrise care home to receive the vaccine was Tom Ellarby, a 100-year-old World War Two veteran.
Ninety residents received their first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine today.
The roll-out of the vaccines will remove the requirement for staff and residents to wear PPE in the future, while enabling visitors to return to the care home.