The infection rates in London are being closely monitored by all, particularly after the public entered the second period of lockdown.

The hope is as more days under lockdown pass the infection rate will drop, so that come Wednesday, December 2 the country and the city will be in a much better position.

So far the signs are looking positive with the infection rate in many boroughs appearing to drop in recent days.

In the latest available figures reported the infection rate had fallen in 22 boroughs in the seven days up to November 5, when compared against the seven days up to October 29.

And in the seven days leading up to November 4, the Mayor of London’s office confirmed the infection rate for the whole of London was 150 per 100,000 people, which is down from 151 on the previous week.

One London borough continues to remain the area with the lowest infection rate in the capital – Lewisham.

The infection rate in Lewisham is now below 100, with the latest data suggesting it has dropped from 102.7 to 98.1.

Places in England with similar infection rates include Mid-Sussex and Dorset.

The increase in the infection rate in Havering also continues to be a concern with the borough now witnessing a rate of 264.7, which is 40.6 higher than the next highest London borough, Rebridge.