COVID-19 infection rates in both Northwood and Northwood Hills are currently above the average for the rest of England, as the amount of people testing positive increases across Hillingdon.
Despite having a higher vaccination rate than Northwood, it is Northwood Hills that has the highest case proportion of the two, with a rate of 1,338.8 cases per 100,000 people compared to Northwood’s rate of 1112.3, based on data recorded up to January 28.
Both of these are above the average rate for England as a whole, which is 1,021.2 per 100,000 people.
While the amount of lateral flow tests being taken in Hillingdon has decreased by nearly 10 per cent, the number of positive results for COVID-19 has increased by a whopping 111.9 per cent compared to the previous seven days, as of February 2.
Between January 27 and February 2, sadly there have also been nine deaths from people who had tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 28 days. This is an 800 per cent increase from the previous seven days.
This data comes after the government lifted ‘Plan B’ restrictions, with COVID passes and face coverings no longer being legally required.
Dr Susan Hopkins, Chief Medical Advisor for the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), said:
“Although hospitalisations and deaths remain low, cases are still high in some areas and some age groups so it’s important that we continue to act cautiously as restrictions are lifted.
“Consider wearing a face covering when in crowded places. Take a vaccine to protect yourself against COVID-19. If you have any symptoms, take a test.”