Young, white people still making up majority of coronavirus cases in Wandsworth

By Sian Bayley, Local Democracy Reporter

Wandsworth council has announced where the most coronavirus cases are occurring in the borough.

In a tweet from the council’s Twitter account, Queenstown, Latchmere, Wandsworth Common and West Putney wards were named as having the highest number of cases.

Younger people from a white ethnic background are still making up the majority of coronavirus cases in Wandsworth, with many cases said to be related to international travel.

There were 50 new cases last week, compared to 51 the week before.

However, there have been no new deaths.

Last week Wandsworth had the third highest testing rate in London (1,112 per 100,000 residents).

Of those tested last week, 2.1 per cent of people got positive results for the virus.

This remains unchanged from the previous week.

The weekly rate for August 24 to August 30 was 17.5 cases per 100,000 people.

This is a slight increase on the previous week’s rate of 17.2.

Neighbouring Richmond and Kingston both have a rate of 13.7 cases per 100,000 people.

As of September 4, there had been 1,444 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Wandsworth since the beginning of the pandemic.

The council is reiterating advice to young people to maintain social distancing in order to keep themselves safe and protect vulnerable people they come into contact with.

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