Local coronavirus data
In line with government guidelines we publish a regular data status report on coronavirus in the borough online, we have committed to being transparent about any clusters or significant outbreaks in Hackney.
This data helps us monitor coronavirus activity and identify emerging patterns early on, so we can take effective public health measures to stop the infection from spreading. It also helps us to set priorities and work strategically in our approach to tackling this pandemic.
There is no need to be alarmed by this data, the London R rate is still below 1, meaning that the virus is not generally spreading any longer. However even though the risk of catching the virus is still low we must all continue to take precautions to keep the risk low. By washing your hands regularly and for 20 seconds, watching your distance by keeping 2m apart, and wearing a mask on public transport and in indoor crowded spaces. If we all practice these precautions and engage with NHS Test and Trace, we can keep coronavirus at bay in, Hackney, London and beyond.
The overall levels of coronavirus in London remain low and steady, and the number of new cases in London are under continuous close, active surveillance to spot any potential outbreaks in the city. We’re working with Hackney Council following a small but ongoing fluctuation in new cases in the borough. After further investigation, these new cases are isolated household clusters and there is no evidence of further spread to the surrounding community in Hackney.
We urge all Londoners to remain vigilant as lockdown is gradually eased and to continue to follow government advice on social distancing, self-isolation, wearing face coverings and practising good hand hygiene, in order to keep the number of new cases in London on its way down. If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of, or change to your sense of smell or taste, stay at home and arrange a test immediately.
If you have coronavirus symptoms such as a cough, fever or loss of taste or smell , please isolate yourself from other people for 7 days and get a test by calling 119 or going to nhs.uk/coronavirus. If you are asked to self isolate, regardless of symptoms, you must do so to keep from possibly passing it onto others.