Every London borough now has at least 100 cases per 100,000 people

The coronavirus infection rate has passed 100 cases per 100,000 people in every part of the capital.

Three boroughs had a rate higher than 200 in the week to October 23. Ealing, west London, has the highest rate, at 220.3 (754 cases), compared to 153.9 (526) the week before, according to official figures.

The 100 per 100,000 threshold was the threshold used when deciding to move London into tier 2 coronavirus restrictions on October 17.

Hammersmith and Fulham, west London, is the second worst hit borough, with a rate of 212.3 (393 cases), up from 146.4 (271 cases) the previous week.

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It is followed by Kingston, south-west London, with a rate of 203.9 (362 cases), compared to 122.8 (218) in the seven days before.

Previously the city’s infection hotspots were in the east, suggesting there has been a shift in recent weeks.

However the eastern borough of Redbridge is still the fourth worst infected with a rate of 187.1 (571 cases).

It was followed by Hounslow, west London, with a rate of 187.1 (571 cases), then Hackney at 176.4 (513 cases), Hillingdon at 169.5 (520 cases), Tower Hamlets at 166.9 (542 cases) and Richmond at 156 (309 cases).

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