A map has revealed which specific areas in south east London are currently worst affected by coronavirus as rates remain alarmingly high in the region. 

The tool highlights coronavirus hotspots across by colour coding areas according to the infection rate.

Large parts of south east London are still shrouded in black, which indicates an infection rate of over 800 per 100,000 people.

Infection rates remain highest in Bexley, which has a current average rate of 1126.5 infections per 100,000 people, the 13th worst in the country. 

A number of individuals wards Lewisham and Greenwich have also registered infection rates above 1,500 per 100,000 people for the first time. 

The map displays weekly data from March when the pandemic began.

The latest data is for the week leading up to January 8.

It shows the rate of infection in each area and where positive cases have been confirmed in recent days.

It is based on pillar 1 and pillar 2 testing data from Public Health England.

Areas are then colour coded based on the infection rate. We have highlighted the ten worst affected areas currently.

Seven-day rates are expressed per 100,000 population. They are calculated by dividing the seven-day count by the area population and multiplying by 100,000.

Lesney Farm & Colyers East, Bexley, is the worst affected area by far in the south east, recording a concerning rate of 1,808.1 - among the worst in the UK. 

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Forster Park & Southend - 1,619.1 (Lewisham)

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Downham West - 1,595.7 (Lewisham)

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Erith East – 1572.6 (Bexley)

Kidbrooke South - 1,558.0 (Greenwich)

Eltham West – 1,500.3 (Greenwich)

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Plumstead High Street – 1549.4 (Greenwich)

Mottingham - 1,511.3 (Bromley)

West Thamesmead – 1455.8 (Greenwich)

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Woolwich South - 1,438.5 (Greenwich)

To view the map, click here