The seven-day coronavirus infection rates in Enfield and Haringey remain high as London continues to be badly hit by the virus.

Both boroughs saw infection rates remain above 1,000 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people in the week to January 8, compared to a rate of 652 per 100,000 for England as a whole.

Local authorities in the capital have recorded some of the highest infection rates in the country. In Enfield, the rate was 1,224 new cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to January 8 – down slightly on the previous week’s figure.

Haringey’s rate was 1,065 cases per 100,000 people – up by two per cent on the week to January 1.

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, Enfield Lock saw the highest number of new cases in the seven days to January 7 – 174, according to the latest information on a Government map of ‘middle layer super output areas’.

Relatively high case numbers were also recorded in Southbury East (161) and Tatem Park (152).

The lowest case numbers were in Oak Hill (64), Grange Park (67) and World’s End (70).

In Haringey, Tottenham Green East (148) and Harringay Warehouse District and Vartry (137) saw the highest case numbers. Highgate East saw the lowest number, with 22 cases.

The NHS is currently rolling out vaccines against Covid-19 to vulnerable groups. Speaking in the House of Commons on Wednesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said vaccines would soon be made available on a 24-hour basis.

The Government aims to offer a first vaccine to everyone in the most vulnerable groups by the middle of February.