Covid-19 cases in Harrow have risen by seventy percent within the last week as Harrow Council urge residents to ‘consider the risks’ over Christmas.
The worrying rise in cases has seen a jump of 625 cases this week. It means that Harrow is currently well above the national average of 213 cases per 100,000 population with the borough having 331.
Harrow Council tweeted: “Harrow’s Covid cases are up by 70% compared with last week. Unless we all take urgent measures to break the chain of infection, families will suffer and our local economy will face greater hardship. Please consider the risks before choosing to mix over Christmas. #KeepHarrowSafe”
The news comes as Sadiq Khan has appealed to Londoners not take any risks over Christmas as the capital has the highest number of Coronavirus cases anywhere in England.
My direct appeal to Londoners:
⚠️ The virus is spreading quickly in our city.
⚠️ London has the highest number of cases anywhere in England.
⚠️ Our hospitals are increasingly stretched.
Please don’t take any risks this Christmas. Lives depend on it. pic.twitter.com/DFSnT9stIQ
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) December 18, 2020
Health Secretary, Matt Hancock tweeted: “I want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone playing their part in our national effort to defeat #coronavirus
“Whilst we’ve made progress with a vaccine & mass-testing & can see the light at the end of the tunnel, let’s not blow it now. We must hold our nerve”.