The rate of new confirmed coronavirus cases in London has increased in 30 boroughs.

The rolling seven-day rate of Covid-19 cases shows that new cases per 100,000 people is highest in Redbridge, Hounslow and Havering.

Infection rates in 18 boroughs are now above the Government's threshold for imposing quarantine restrictions on holidaymakers returning to the UK from abroad.

The borough with the highest rate is Redbridge, with 110 new cases at a rate of 36 per 100,000, up from 44 new cases the previous week.

It is followed by Hounslow, which recorded 88 cases at a rate of 32.4.

  • The latest from the Office for National Statistics 

Havering has 83 new cases at a rate of 32, while Newham recorded 107 cases at a rate of 30.3.

The data shows the only local authorities where there was a drop in new cases were Kingston upon Thames and Bexley.

Bexley recorded 23 new cases at a rate of 9.3.

The figures, for the seven days to September 7, are based on tests carried out in laboratories and in the wider community.

The list is based on Public Health England data published on September 10 on the Government’s coronavirus online dashboard.

Statistics experts are now in agreement that the number of people catching the coronavirus in Britain is rising.

The Office for National Statistics today admitted that there is now evidence more and more people are catching the virus in England and Wales.

It now estimates that at least 3,200 people are getting infected each day, with almost 40,000 people carrying the disease at any given time.

This is a surge of 1,000 per day from the 2,200 it predicted last week.

This is echoed by data from the Covid Symptom Tracker app, run by King's College London scientists, which predicts there are 3,610 new cases each day across the whole UK.

The King's team estimate that the reproduction rate of the virus - the R rate - is now above one in every nation of the UK, meaning the epidemic is growing.

Both sets of data back up concerns raised by a growing number of people testing positive for the virus each day. 

NHS Test & Trace figures showed yesterday that the weekly total of positive tests was up by 43 per cent in a week as at September 2.

Officials have warned that cases are surging among people in their teens and 20s and this is driving infections up across the country.

Social distancing rules are being tightened from Monday as ministers fear hospitalisations and deaths will rise next.