Local Death Toll Starts To Rise Again As Infections Soar

Fulham currently has case rates among the highest in London

Hospitalisations and deaths increasing in the area

Four more people have died in the borough since the beginning of the third wave of Covid-19 and infections are continuing to rise in the area.

In the week to 20 July there were 69 cases in the Parsons Green West area giving it an infection rate of 727.6 per 100,000 population with Fulham Broadway and North End also having rates above 700.

Although positive tests are continuing to increase by double digits week on week in the Fulham area the rate of growth has moderated somewhat meaning that there is increased hope that the peak of this current wave may be close. On the other hand the latest data only goes up to the day after so-called ‘Freedom Day’ so the full impact of the relaxation of regulations has yet to be seen.

Hammersmith & Fulham no longer has the highest infection rate in the capital, having been overtaken by Wandsworth and Lambeth, but cases in the borough continue to rise to give a rate of 589 per 100,000 in the week ending 20 July. The 'R' number locally is believed to be in the range of 1.2 - 1.4 with a daily infection growth rate between 4-6%

As well as a renewed increase in fatalities from Covid, hospitalisations are rising. The trust that runs Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has reported an increase in admissions. Local health professionals had previously warned that areas like Fulham with relatively low vaccination levels would be more vulnerable to more serious cases of the virus.

Analysis published recently by Public Health England showed that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 96% effective against hospitalisation after 2 doses whereas the rate for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is 92%

Covid-19 Infections and Vaccinations
Area Cases to 20 July Per 100,000 Change (%)

Parsons Green West
(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 021)

North End
(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 015)
Fulham Broadway
(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 017)
Fulham Aintree
(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 019)

Sands End & Chelsea Harbour
(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 023)


South Park
(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 025)


Lillie Road & Greyhound Road
(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 016)

Fulham Reach
(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 018)

Parsons Green East & Eel Brook Common
(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 020)

(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 022)

Fulham Palace and Hurlingham Park
(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 024)


Map of Fulham's MSOA districts - these are areas created by the ONS

Up to and including 24 July 5,546,273 people in London had received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 4,111,221 had received two doses.

The total number of COVID-19 cases identified in London is 869,599 as at 24 July, this compares to 4,972,040 cases for England as a whole.

In the most recent week of complete data, (14 July 20 July) 41,298 cases were identified in London, a rate of 461 cases per 100,000 population. This compares with 27,999 cases and a rate of 312 for the previous week.

For the same period, 299,512 cases were identified in England as a whole, a rate of 532 cases per 100,000 population. This compares with 224,620 cases and a rate of 399 for the previous week.

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May 3, 2020