The seven-day coronavirus infection rate in Enfield has climbed above 200 new cases per 100,000 people.

The borough’s Covid-19 infection rate jumped by 34 per cent to 205 new cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to November 13 – one week after the start of a strict, England-wide lockdown.

It follows a much smaller increase of 5.1 per cent during the previous seven-day period.

The infection rate was lower in neighbouring Haringey, at 146.3 cases per 100,000 people during the seven days to November 13 – up by 9 per cent on the previous week.

For England as a whole, the Covid-19 infection rate was 273.8 cases per 100,000 people during the seven days to November 13.

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.

Areas of Enfield with high numbers of Covid-19 cases include Enfield Lock (38 cases) and Southgate (34 cases), according to the latest information published on a Government map, which covers the seven days to November 12.

In Haringey, they include Tottenham North West (26 cases) and Tottenham Lea Valley (20 cases).

The Government plans to end the current national lockdown on December 2 and reintroduce a system of tiered, local lockdowns.

Before November 5, London was in a tier 2 lockdown for two weeks, with separate households banned from mixing indoors but non-essential businesses allowed to remain open.

The latest figures come as trials showed two vaccines were effective in stopping people from getting the virus.

On Monday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced the UK had ordered five million vaccines made by US biotech firm Moderna, which early data suggests is up to 95 per cent effective. This would be enough for 2.5 million people.

The vaccine is expected to become available in the spring, if it is approved by the medicines regulator.