Every single area of Enfield and Haringey recorded multiple cases of Covid in the run-up to Christmas as the new strain of coronavirus spread across the capital.

Since London moved into Tier 4 on December 20, just under 2,500 Enfield residents have tested positive for Covid, with one thousand less in Haringey.

This is on top of 5,820 Enfield and Haringey residents who received a positive result between December 10 and 19.

Enfield’s weekly rate of Covid cases – in the seven days to December 23 – is 920.6 per 100,000 population, which is the 6th highest out of London’s 32 boroughs and 17th highest in England.

Haringey’s rate is also very high but a little further behind Enfield’s at 769.8 – the 11th highest in London.

Despite its position of 17th, the rate is far, far higher than public health officials would like it to be.

Which areas of Enfield and Haringey are worst affected?

Nowhere is ‘Covid-free’ but some places in the two boroughs are much higher than others.

Covid is spread right across Enfield, but a government map shows where cases were particularly high in the following areas between December 16 and 22.

These areas include northern parts of the borough, close to the M25, like Chase Side, Crews Hill, Bullsmoor, World’s End and Carterhatch.

Rates are also very high in Enfield Town, Cockfosters, Southbury, Ponders End, and Winchmore Hill but are not as bad in Edmonton – although cases are still high compared to other parts of England.

Haringey’s hotspots include the northern area of Wood Green, parts of Harringay, and Palmers Green.

In some parts of Tottenham, case levels have actually dropped.

The table below reveals exactly how many cases there were in your area in the run-up to Christmas. The darker shade a ward is coloured, the worst the case rate is for that area.

How old are the people testing positive for Covid in Enfield and Haringey?

Figures published on the government’s dashboard show people across all ages have caught Covid recently, most commonly teenagers and those in their 30s in Haringey, with the same pattern in Enfield, although more people in their 40s in Enfield have been affected.

In both boroughs, those above 80 have caught the virus least but numbers are higher than public health officials would want them to be.

How busy are the hospitals?

As of Christmas Eve, there were 3,966 Covid patients in hospitals in London, up from 2,607 a week earlier, but lower than the 5,201 recorded on April 9.

On December 23, Edmonton-based North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust was looking after 173 Covid patients, which is the highest since April 13, but lower than the 267 patients being cared for on April 5.

The number of Covid patients at North Middlesex on December 23 on ventilation beds was 10.

Hospitals in the south of England face a rise in pressure as the number of coronavirus patients receiving treatment heads towards the April peak.

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Saffron Cordery, deputy chief executive of NHS Providers, said: “We know that the rate of Covid-19 admissions is rising and some trusts are reporting up to three times the number of Covid patients than at the peak of the first wave.

"This means hospitals and also ambulance services in Tier 4 areas and beyond are incredibly busy, compounded by increasing staff absences due to illness and the need to self-isolate.”

The president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine has said there will be a lag before the NHS feels the benefit of the Tier 4 restrictions imposed on London and the south east.

Dr Katherine Henderson told BBC Breakfast: "We will hope to start seeing the benefits in London of the Tier 4 restrictions and transmission rates but there is a big lag.

"All the people we are seeing at the moment were infected two weeks ago."

She added: "It’s incredibly important that we don’t get another surge."

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Discussing New Year, she said: "Please, don’t take a chance on this, please don’t make it likely that we have an additional surge.

"Don’t mix, wear masks, wash your hands, keep separate – all the things we know we really need people to take very, very seriously."

Government figures show 18 Enfield residents and 12 Haringey residents have died in December, within 28 days of a positive Covid test.

The boroughs have recorded 428 and 298 Covid deaths respectively so far over the whole pandemic.

With a surge in cases recently in north London and a lag between catching the virus and hospitalisation, hospitals in the capital are likely to get even busier over the next couple of weeks, meaning more deaths are likely to follow.