Seven-day coronavirus infection rates in Enfield and Haringey jumped sharply in the week the national lockdown ended.

The Covid-19 infection rate in Enfield climbed by 36.5 per cent in the week to December 4, reaching 220.7 new cases per 100,000 people.

Haringey saw an even bigger increase of 53.7 per cent during the same period, taking its rate to 193.6 new cases per 100,000.

Across England as a whole, the Covid infection rate dropped by just over five per cent during the seven days to December 4, to 150 new cases per 100,000 people.

London was placed under Tier 2 restrictions on December 2 after four weeks of an England-wide lockdown, with non-essential businesses allowed to reopen but separate households banned from mixing indoors unless they are in a support bubble.

Government officials are due to meet to review the system of tiered restrictions on Wednesday, December 16.

The latest infection rate 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.

In Enfield, Southbury East recorded the highest number of new cases – 46 in the seven days to December 3, according to the latest information published on a Government map of ‘middle layer super output areas’.

Other areas with relatively high case numbers included Tatem Park (33 cases) Brimsdown Avenue (28), Ponders End South (28) and Bowes (27).

In Haringey, Bowes Park saw the highest number of new cases, with 28. Other areas with relatively high numbers included Hornsey West (26), Crouch End East (24) and Bounds Green (24).

Haringey Council leader Cllr Joseph Ejiofor has urged residents to follow the Tier 2 regulations, warning that failing to do so could see the borough placed in the “far more restrictive” Tier 3.