Merton's Coronavirus Rate Still Higher Than London Average

But official figures show only seven new cases this month


The number of coronavirus cases in Merton is running at a higher rate than the London average, as well as the overall figure for England.

Latest figures from the Department of Health show 703 people in Merton had a positive test result for Covid-19 up until 4pm today (June 19).

This represented 341 people per 100,000 people in the borough, compared with a London average of 307.4 people per 100,000 residents and an English average of 283.

However Merton has fared better than the neighbouring boroughs of Croydon (394.7 cases per 100,000) and Sutton (375 per 100,000). But Wandsworth (307.2 per 100,000) and Kingston (302.6) both had better figures.

The overall figures for the borough, released at 4pm today (June 19), showed an increase of seven since May 31.


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June 19, 2020