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Covid cases close to zero in most Barnets as lockdown eased UK News

The seven-day coronavirus infection rate fell in Barnet within a week of easing lockdown restrictions on socialization.

The borough recorded 25 new cases of the virus per 100,000 inhabitants in the week to April 8 – a drop of 17% from the previous seven-day figure.

Edgware East was the worst affected part of Barnet, with 11 cases of Covid-19, according to a government map showing areas with similar populations.

High Barnet and Hadley recorded eight cases, Grahame Park and Colindale saw seven, West Hendon recorded six, while there were four in Burnt Oak and Watling Park and Golders Green North.

Three cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Mill Hill East, Edgware Central, West Finchley, Copthall and Downage, Hendon Park, North Cricklewood and East Finchley.

The remaining parts of the borough have all seen less than three cases of the virus.

This comes after outdoors mixing has been allowed in groups of six, or a larger group of any size up to two households (including their support bubbles), starting March 29.

Another step in lifting the lockdown came on Monday, when pubs, hairdressers, non-essential stores and gyms were allowed to reopen – although reception venues could only serve people outside.

All British adults over the age of 50 have now been offered a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, according to the government.

Data on the infection rate 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 continuously updated.

To protect the identity of individuals, exact figures are not provided for areas with less than three cases of the virus.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-14 11:01:54