Every week we update residents on the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the borough. The latest figures (16 to 22 September) show there were 263 cases. This is a decrease on last week's figure (9 to 15 September) which showed 297 cases.
The rate per 100,000 for the period 15 September to 21 September for Kensington and Chelsea was 204.6 per 100,000. The rate for London over the same period is 193.6 per 100,000 and for England is 302.6 per 100,000. The rate per 100,000 figures are available over a rolling seven day period. There is a delay of a few days as figures are collated and checked.
The situation in Kensington and Chelsea is currently seeing a decrease in cases, but we need residents to carry on following the Government’s advice.
The most important thing we can all do to prevent the spread of the virus is to continue to stay at home. Where we need to leave home, please remember the basics:
- Wash your hands more often than usual for 20 seconds, especially as soon as you get home
- If you can, cover your mouth and nose when in places where it’s hard to stay away from other people you do not normally meet
- Keep your distance - stay at least 2 metres (3 steps) away from anyone in enclosed spaces if you can
- Fresh air - when outside the virus disperses more quickly
- Please visit GOV.UK to find out what you can and cannot do.
Also remember that if you have Coronavirus symptoms you should self-isolate and get a test as soon as possible.
There is a semi-permanent testing facility in North Kensington which is open seven days a week.