Lockdown chances are low, but cases of Covid-19 is rising in Wandsworth

February 5, 2020

As of August 16, there has been a total of 1,285 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Wandsworth. In Kingston there has been 785 confirmed cases. Since August 9, there have been 29 confirmed cases in Wandsworth according to the Public Health England dashboard, which records cases by specimen date.

London regional director for Public Health England, Professor Kevin Fenton has emphasised that the number of new coronavirus cases “is under close, active surveillance across London”, and PHE is “working closely with all local authorities to prepare for and manage any potential local clusters and outbreaks.”

He added: “Reassuringly, our epidemiological analysis shows that the overall levels of coronavirus across the city remain low, and at present, does not suggest the need for further lockdown-like measures anywhere in London and we must view these measures as a last resort.”

He reminded Londoners to continue to follow advice on social distancing, face-coverings and washing hands regularly.

“If you experience symptoms, such as a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of, or change to your sense of smell or taste, stay at home and arrange a test immediately by calling 119 or go to the NHS website.

“There are plenty of testing slots available across London every day and getting tested helps keep your local community, your borough and London as a city, a safe and healthy place to live.”

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