Covid-19 Death Rate Surges Again in Hammersmith

Over 100 people have now died from the virus in the local area

Over 100 people have now died from Covid-19 in the Hammersmith area

The latest figures show that the number of people dying from Covid-19 in the Hammersmith area has risen to the highest levels seen since the beginning of the pandemic.

Data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) for January reveals that 18 more people died after becoming infected with coronavirus. This brings the death toll in the Hammersmith area to over 100.

The vicinity of Hammersmith Broadway has been the worst affected with four more people dying to bring the total there to 24. Since the beginning of the outbreak Ravenscourt Park North has seen the most deaths at 27. It is understood that the high total is caused by a significant proportion of deaths taking place in local care homes.

The high number of deaths for the month was not unexpected because infections and hospital admissions had risen sharply during December. It is hoped that this will mark a peak as infection rates started to fall during January.

Infection rates currently have fallen sharply in some neighbourhoods with Barons Court and the Lillie Road & Greyhound Road areas having a number of cases below which the ONS will publish data. However, other localities continue to have relatively high infection rates particularly Ravenscourt Park North which had the equivalent of 202.3 cases per 100,000 population in the week to 20 February.

Hammersmith and Fulham currently has the eighth highest infection rate in London with a weekly Covid case rate of 103 per 100,000 of population compared to the average for London boroughs of 83,

For the purpose of gathering this data the Office of National Statistics divides the country up into Middle Super Output Areas (MSOAs).

Positive Covid-19 Tests in Week to 20 February
Area Cases Per 100,000 Change over previous week (%) Deaths since March 2020 Deaths in January 2021

Hammersmith Broadway
(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 013)

Lillie Road & Greyhound Road
(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 016)

Ravenscourt Park South
(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 011)


Ravenscourt Park North
(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 008)

West Kensington
(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 012)

(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 009)


Brook Green
(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 010)

Barons Court
(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 014)

Fulham Reach
(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 018)


Source: ONS

The total number of Covid-19 cases identified in London is 694,187 as at 24 February, this compares to 3,639,352 cases for England as a whole

Up to and including 21 February 1,746,338 people in London had received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and 66,471 had received two doses.

On 25 February the daily number of new people tested positive for COVID-19 in London was reported as 919.

Professor Kevin Fenton, London regional director for Public Health England reacting to the Prime Minister’s announcement of the roadmap for the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions said,

“There is no doubt it’s been a long, hard winter for everyone in London, but this week we can finally start to feel cautiously optimistic about the coming months.

“As the Prime Minister laid out the steps in his roadmap on Monday, we will all have heard it slightly differently. For many, there would have been anticipation as they started counting the days until they could see loved ones again. For others, who may have been juggling childcare with working from home, or just worried about the mental health of their children, there will have been relief at the news of schools re-opening. Of course, for others again there will be anxiety, doubts and worries – perhaps because they work in an industry that isn’t re-opening just yet or because they fear what easing lockdown will mean for COVID-19 rates across the city and country.

“All of these feelings are completely natural and to be expected. But however you feel, it is important to remember that what the Prime Minister has outlined is a careful, incremental approach to opening up different parts of society.”

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February 26, 2021