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Covid rate in Barnet remains low as lockdown easing continues UK News

The rate of coronavirus infection in Barnet remained low almost two months after the lockdown began.

The district saw 14 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants in the seven days leading up to April 29, according to the latest data.

It was the seventh lowest rate in London and down 53 percent from the figure recorded at the end of March.

The first step in the government’s “road map” to get out of the lockdown began more than eight weeks ago, when schools opened their doors to all students.

This month is expected to see the third step in lifting the lockdown, when ministers aim to allow further easing of restrictions on social contact – including allowing separated households to reunite indoors.

Colindale was the worst affected part of Barnet in the seven days leading up to April 29, with eight cases of the virus.

Burnt Oak and Watling Park, West Hendon, Hendon Central and Oakleigh Park have recorded four cases each, while Friern Barnet, Osidge, North Finchley and Hampstead Garden Suburb each recorded three cases.

Other parts of the district have recorded fewer than three cases – the lowest figure provided by the government.

According to the latest Barnet Council update, released on Tuesday, hospital admissions have been consistently around one per day for the past five weeks.

He adds that on April 27, 17 people were in bed at the Royal Free Hospital with Covid-19, including five requiring mechanical ventilation.

No new cases of Covid-19 have been reported among nursing home residents since March 4, and no staff have tested positive for the virus in the past seven days, the report says.

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 numbers are not provided for areas with less than three cases of the virus.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-05 10:59:25