The end is finally in sight, with Boris Johnson last night announcing a full road-map for the next four months leading all the way up until the proposed end of social distancing on June 21, so how are the Covid rates in the boroughs looking?

For now, the only thing changing is children returning to schools on the second week of March, but the good news is infection rates and new cases have continued to fall, this week plummeting to below 100 infections per 100,000 across the board.

All south east London boroughs have recorded a fall in cases, reaching levels which seemed very far away at the start of 2021, and look positive for the rest of the year as vaccination levels increase across the UK.

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The rolling figures come from Public Health England, presenting the Covid-19 case rares for every local authority in England.

The rates are expressed as the number of new coronavirus cases per 100,000 people in the area, with data accurate for the seven days accurate up until February 18 (the last four days are omitted).

Bexley once again has the highest infection rate in south east London, but that number is as low as 88.2. This is less than 10% of the figures seen at the start of January.

The borough still recorded 219 new cases, with its rate falling from 113.6 the week prior.

In Greenwich, the infection rate fell from 114.3 to 70.2 after recording 202 new virus cases.

Bromley saw 190 new cases, with its Covid-19 infection rate just 57.2, falling from 102 last week.

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Nearby, Dartford's infection rate is 90.6, Lambeth recorded 85.3 and Croydon 95.9.

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Of the 315 local areas in England, 43 (14%) have seen a rise in case rates, 267 (85%) have seen a fall and five are unchanged.

Corby in Northamptonshire continues to have the highest rate in England, with 238 new cases recorded in the seven days to February 18 - the equivalent of 329.6 cases per 100,000 people.

Middlesbrough has the second highest rate, down from 316.4 to 285.1, with 402 new cases.

Peterborough is in third place, down very slightly from 276.9 to 270.0, with 546 new cases.

Of the 43 areas to record a week-on-week rise, the top five are:

Rutland (up from 182.8 to 237.9)

Craven (43.8 to 80.5)

Brentwood (83.1 to 118.1)

Tamworth (203.4 to 236.0)

Malvern Hills (104.2 to 136.0)

The list has been calculated by the PA news agency based on Public Health England data published on February 22 on the Government's coronavirus dashboard.