The latest Public Health England figures show that Covid-19 infection rates are continuing to rise across south east London.

Friday's PHE update shows a continuing rise in virus cases across the capital despite lockdown restrictions, but cases in the south east of London remain relatively low in comparison to the rest of the UK.

Excluding Croydon and Southwark, all south east London boroughs saw a rise in the number of new cases.

The figures, for the seven days to November 9, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government's testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

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They show the coronavirus infection rate, expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people:

Bexley is currently reporting the highest number of new cases per 100,000 with 562 new cases in the past week. Its Covid-19 rate has risen from 166.7 to 226.4.

Dartford's Covid-19 rate has soared from 139.4 to 253.1 in the past week.

Bromley has seen its Covid-19 rate rise from 96.6 to 122.5 after 407 new cases in the past week, whilst Croydon saw a decline from 122.8 to 120.5.

Greenwich's Covid-19 rate has risen from 121.2 to 125.7 after recording 362 new cases in the past week.

London Borough of Southwark saw its Covid-19 rate decline from 113.5 to 109.5 in the past week.

Meanwhile, in other areas, Hull recorded the highest rate in England, with 1,931 new cases recorded in the seven days to November 9 - the equivalent of 743.3 cases per 100,000 people.

This is up from 545.1 cases per 100,000 in the seven days to November 2.

Blackburn with Darwen has the second-highest rate, which has fallen from 731.5 to 686.1, with 1,027 new cases.

Oldham is in third place, where the rate has dropped from 792.5 to 677.7, with 1,607 new cases.

The list has been calculated by the PA news agency and is based on Public Health England data published on November 13 on the Government's coronavirus dashboard.

Data for the most recent four days (November 10-13) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.