Camden, Haringey and Islington record drops in new Covid cases

Cases of the Covid-19 Omicron variant have been detected in Haringey, Camden, Barnet and Westminster

Camden and Haringey were amongst the worst boroughs in England for Covid-19 spread last week, as London became the epicentre of a record-breaking new wave of the virus - Credit: PA

New Covid cases are down in Camden, Haringey and Islington as London local authorities witness a significant drop in infections. 

Haringey recorded 4,515 cases between December 30 and January 5, 996, or 18.1%, less than over the previous seven-day period. 

Camden experienced a slightly higher percentage dip of 18.5%, with 3,371 cases recorded over the same timeframe. 

Westminster was down 10.5% and Islington was down a huge 23.5% on the seven days prior. 

Infections have continued to rise in some boroughs, with Brent reporting a 6% rise and Barnet 1.6%.  

Haringey Borough Partnership, which includes Haringey Council, the NHS and local voluntary services, put out a statement detailing services supporting residents to tackle the rise of Omicron. 

In it, the Partnership says: “We are working together very closely to try to respond and to co-ordinate support to residents and will continue to do so.” 

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