The latest Covid figures for London reveal a new borough has become the capital's newest coronavirus hotspot.

Last week, Richmond upon Thames had been the worst in the city, and in the seven days to October 12 it had 117.7 cases per 100,000, with 233 new cases, according to data analysed by PA.

While this is up on last week, which saw a rate of 96, it is down on the day before, when its rate was 130.8.

Now Ealing is the borough that has become the city's hotspot, after seeing a huge rise in cases.

The borough now has 118.8 cases per 100,000, with a whopping 406 new positive cases in the seven days to October 12.

This is a huge rise from where it was this time last week, when it had a case rate of 82.2 and 281 new cases in a week.

Two other boroughs have over 100 cases per 100,000 - Hackney and City of London, and Redbridge.

Hackney and City of London, which are grouped together for the purpose of the statistics, saw 318 new cases in the last seven days, taking their case rate to 109.3, up from 96.3.

Redbridge, which was for a long time the worst-hit borough, has 106.8 cases per 100,000, up from 99.3 last week, and has had 326 new cases in the last week.

The news comes a day after the Prime Minister announced a new-three tier system to implement coronavirus restrictions across the country, with London being put in the "medium" Tier 1 category.

Some had said the capital would be put in the "high" risk Tier 2 category, meaning that not only would current coronavirus restrictions stay in place but that tighter measures, such as no household mixing indoors, would be enforced.

However, Sadiq Khan has warned that London could be put in a stricter "high" risk lockdown within days.

A spokesman for Mr Khan told MailOnline:"The mayor met with London Leaders today to examine the latest data on the spread of the virus in the city and to discuss the Government’s new national alert system.

"The virus is now spreading very quickly in every corner of London. The number of cases is rapidly increasing and all the indicators we look at are moving in the wrong direction.

"As of today, London is at ”medium” in the government’s new alert levels. However, Londoners should understand that this could change very quickly – potentially even this week."

Anyone living in an area under tier two of the system is prohibited from mixing with other households indoors. R

esidents can mix outside – as long as the "rule of six" is observed – but are asked to only make essential journeys and not travel too far outside the area, unless it is absolutely necessary.