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MetiNews.Com - Generally lockdown may be considered when cases rise to 40 per 100,000 people
Breaking News ! Coronavirus cases are going up across the UK, some areas have gone into local lockdowns and there is talk of implementing a national curfew. Just this morning Councillor Peter John, Chair of London Councils, told Times Radio: "We are seeing in London at the moment infection rate doubling every fortnight." He added: "Dido Harding [head of the NHS Test and Trace programme] told us that last week and we know that at least 20 percent of testing capacity has been removed from the city." In other areas of the UK the government has stepped in to implement measures when the number of coronavirus infections rise to 40 per 100,000 people - and we've already seen a number of London boroughs with these levels. London coronavirus rules and fines - tell us what you think about the new Rule of Six in our survey below: As of Thursday, September 17 the figure for the whole of England is 35 per 100,000 averaged over the last seven days, with Greater London at 26. But what about the commuter towns outside London with people travelling in to the city for work? All the following data is based on the seven days up to September 13. Spelthorne, a district including towns like Staines and Ashford, has breached the 40 mark, with 44.1 cases per 100,000 - an increase of 44 cases since last week.
.6 - an increase of 66 cases - and Corby at 41.5 - an increase of 30 cases. Cases per 100,000 people in some of London's top commuter towns *Data from PA for seven days up to September 12 Staines - 44.1 (+44 cases) Ashford - 44.1 (+44 cases) Sunbury - 44.1 (+44 cases) Shepperton - 44.1 (+44 cases) Windsor - 43.6 (+66 cases)
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