The seven-day coronavirus infection rate has nearly doubled in Enfield as the borough prepares to enter the highest level of restrictions.

The latest data shows the rate of new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people reached 424.4 in the week to December 11 – up by 89 per cent on the previous week.

In Haringey, the increase was less pronounced, climbing by 44 per cent to 279.7 new cases per 100,000.

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 saw the highest number of new cases – 48 in the seven days to December 9, according to the latest information published on a Government map of ‘middle layer super output areas’.

Other cases with high numbers included Bowes (47 cases), Lower Edmonton South (44), Ponders End South (43) and Southbury West (41).

In Haringey, Bowes Park witnessed the highest number of cases, with 34. Bounds Green (33 cases) and Hornsey East (32) also recorded relatively high numbers.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced on Monday that the capital would be placed in Tier 3 – the highest level of Covid restrictions – from Wednesday.

It means pubs, bars and restaurants will have to close their doors once again and can only offer takeaways, drive-throughs and deliveries. Shops can remain open but must follow guidelines to prevent the spread of infection.

Mixing between households is banned indoors and in private gardens unless they are in a support bubble. Groups of up to six people can meet in some outdoor public spaces, such as parks and public gardens.

A full breakdown of Tier 3 restrictions is available here.