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Covid-19 cases in Harrow rise by SEVENTY percent compared to last week

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.

Covid-19 cases in Harrow rise by SEVENTY percent compared to last week Harrow Online
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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.

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”.