Hammersmith Broadway Covid Cases Four Times London Average

No explanation given for high number of cases in area

Hammersmith Broadway Covid Cases Four Times London Average
Purple background means infection rate of over 400 per 100,000

The Hammersmith Broadway area has one of the highest concentrations of Covid-19 of any part of London this week.

According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics there were 41 cases in the area immediately around Hammersmith Town Centre. This gives a rate of infection of 550.1 per 100,000 of population in the week up to 18 October more than four times the current average for London.

We asked Hammersmith & Fulham Council if there was any particular reason for the high level of infection in the area but they did not respond. Previously there was a spike in infections in this location because the Home Office had transferred a number of asylum seekers to a local hotel who were infected with the virus.

Overall Hammersmith & Fulham has the second highest rate of infection of any London borough with 162 cases per 100,000 in the week to 18 October. Only Hackney has a higher rate at 164 cases per 100,000.

Other parts of the borough have much lower rates of infection with Brook Green’s rate of infection just over 100 and Barons Court below the London average at 85.2.

Positive Covid-19 Test Up To 18 October
Area Cases Per 100,000 Change (%)

Hammersmith Broadway (MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 013)


Ravenscourt Park South (MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 011)


Fulham Reach (MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 018)


Brackenbury (MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 009)


Brook Green (MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 010)


Ravenscourt Park North (MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 008)

West Kensington (MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 012)
Barons Court (MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 014)
Lillie Road & Greyhound Road (MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 016)

Source: ONS

In the most recent week of complete data, 11 October 2020 - 17 October, 10,060 cases were identified in London, a rate of 112 cases per 100,000 population. This compares with 9,001 cases and a rate of 100 for the previous week.

Over a thousand cases a day have been detected in London since the 12 October bringing the total to 79,485 in the capital up to 21 October.

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October 23, 2020