Seven-day coronavirus infection rates in Barnet, Enfield in Haringey remain above 100 cases per 100,000 people but show signs of slowing in some boroughs.

Barnet’s rate in the week to November 6 was 133.6 per 100,000 people – up slightly from 130.6 the previous week but down from a high of 149.7 in the week to October 23.

In Haringey, the Covid-19 infection rate for the week to November 6 was 123 per 100,000 people – down from 141.9 the previous week and 158 in the week to October 23.

Enfield’s infection rate climbed to 157.5 in the week to November 6. The previous week’s rate was 149.8, while the week before that it was 155.7.

The data is based on figures from Public Health England published on the Government’s online coronavirus dashboard. It is subject to slight variations, as the figures are continually revised.

England entered a second national lockdown on November 5, with non-essential shops and entertainment venues forced to close and separate households banned from mixing indoors unless they form a support bubble.

Before that, London was placed in a Tier 2 lockdown from October 17, which saw separate households banned from mixing indoors but non-essential businesses allowed to remain open with safeguards in place.

A map published by the Government shows the seven-day rolling rate of coronavirus cases by ‘middle layer super output areas’ – parts of boroughs that do not correspond exactly to wards.

In the week to November 5, the map shows Barnet’s Covid-19 hotspots included North Hendon and Sunny Hill (23 cases), North Cricklewood (19 cases) and Mill Hill Broadway (19 cases).

In Enfield, they included Palmers Green West (21 cases), Tatem Park (21 cases) and Turkey Street (20 cases).

Parts of Haringey with high rates included Bruce Grove South (20 cases), Tottenham Bruce Castle Park (19 cases), Hornsey East (18 cases) and Tottenham North West (18 cases).

Speaking in the Commons on Tuesday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said ministers had told the NHS to be ready to roll out a vaccine against coronavirus from December.

His comments came after a study revealed a vaccine created by Pfizer/BioNTech was 90 per cent effective in protecting people from the virus.

The current national lockdown is due to run until December 2, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson has indicated the country will return to a tiered system of restrictions after that date.