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London recorded 2,102 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of infections since the pandemic began to 133,789.

The R rate, which measures the rate of spread of infection, is now between 1.1 and 1.3 according to government estimates.

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Figures released by Public Health England show that Ealing remains the worst-affected borough, after recording a further 139 cases in the past 24 hours. It has now recorded 6,691 confirmed Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Read more: London coronavirus cases falling in more than half of boroughs

Barnet trails close behind with 5,845 confirmed cases, though it has reported fewer infections over the past few days.

East London continues to have a high rate of new cases, with the boroughs of Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham, Tower Hamlets and Newham reporting spikes in new infections.

Figures compiled by the PA news agency showed that 21 London boroughs have broken the key level of more than 100 cases per 100,000 people.

But the spread of infection is beginning to slow, with new daily cases in the capital dropping around 20 per cent since last week.

Read more: Rapid Covid tests to be rolled out across majority of London boroughs

However, the number of coronavirus-related fatalities in London rose slightly last week to 76, up from 47 the previous week. The figure still represents roughly a third of the 232 deaths recorded in the week before the first lockdown in March.

London recorded a further 8 Covid-related fatalities in the past week, taking the capital’s total death toll from coronavirus to 6,701.

But hopes for a return to normality by next year received a second boost today after US drugs firm Moderna yesterday announced its coronavirus vaccine proved 95 per cent effective in late-stage clinical trials

Health secretary Matt Hancock last night said he had subsequently secure 5m doses of the vaccine for rollout across the UK’s most vulnerable next spring if proven safe.

Hancock last week announced the government will roll out rapid Covid tests across 25 of London’s 32 boroughs, which have a turnaround time of around 15 minutes.

The tests are part of government plans to increase asymptomatic testing among vulnerable populations, in a bid to create a clearer picture of the level of infection across different communities.

It comes as the UK today recorded a further 20,051 coronavirus cases, taking the total number of people who have tested positive since the start of the pandemic to more than 1.4m.

The official UK death toll has now exceeded 52,000 with a further 598 fatalities recorded in the past 24 hours.

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London coronavirus cases by borough (in alphabetical order)

Data sourced from Public Health England, accurate as of 6pm on Monday 16 November

Boroughs Confirmed cases
Barking and Dagenham 3,479
Barnet 5,845
Bexley 3,777
Brent 5,325
Bromley 4,204
Camden 3,081
Croydon 5,067
Ealing 6,691
Enfield 4,969
Greenwich 3,420
Hackney and City of London 4,481
Hammersmith and Fulham 3,268
Haringey 3,620
Harrow 4,101
Havering 4,949
Hillingdon 5,146
Hounslow 4,565
Islington 3,029
Kensington and Chelsea 2,231
Kingston upon Thames 2,695
Lambeth 4,785
Lewisham 3,612
Merton 2,751
Newham 5,663
Redbridge 5,752
Richmond upon Thames 2,548
Southwark 4,221
Sutton 2,745
Tower Hamlets 5,376
Waltham Forest 4,208
Wandsworth 4,678
Westminster 3,507

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