Rates of coronavirus infection in south east London have fallen over the last week, having risen in early July as lockdown eased.

In all but one of four boroughs, rates of infection are down compared to last week, an encouraging sign as gyms reopen.

The figures are based on tests that have been carried out both in laboratories (pillar one of the Government's testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

The rate is expressed as the new number of new cases per 100,000 population, based on the latest Public Health England figures updated on July 21.

Data for the most recent three days (July 22-24) has been excluded as it is incomplete and likely to be revised.

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The list shows the rate of new cases in the seven days to July 21, followed by the equivalent figure for the previous seven days to July 14.

Showing the number of cases per 100,000 population, Bexley has the highest in south east London with  4.9, although this fell from 6.9 the previous week.

Greenwich has also seen a fall, recording 1.7 per 100,000, compared to 2.1 a week before.  

Bromley followed this trend, showing a slight decrease, from 1.8 to 1.5. 

Only Lewisham showed an increase in cases, recording 4.6 per 100,000 compared to 4.3 the previous week. 

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This comes as lockdown restrictions are further relaxed with the reopening of gyms

In total, there have been 34,930 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in London, with 298,681 across the whole of the UK.

Bromley has recorded 1,530 total cases, Lewisham 1,223, Bexley 1,089 and Greenwich 972.

There were 61 deaths related to coronavirus recorded across the UK yesterday.