The rate of coronavirus infections in Redbridge has plateaued, with more than 120 new cases reported for the second week running.

Between September 12 and 19 – the most up-to-date accurate figures – 121 new cases were confirmed in the district at an infection rate of 39.6 cases per 100,000 population.

Imperial College London researchers estimate Redbridge has a 89 per cent chance of hitting 50 cases per 100,000 by October 3.

The week before there had been 123 new cases in the borough which has an approximate population of 300,000 – an infection rate of 40.3.

The trust which runs the borough’s main hospital, King George Hospital in Ilford, last recorded a coronavirus related death on September 17 – the trust has reported 431 total deaths.

In Waltham Forest, the rate of infection has also evened out.

In the seven days to September 19 there were 67 new lab-confirmed cases at a rate of 24.2 per 100,000 up from a rate of 24.9 (69 cases) the week prior.

Yesterday NHS England confirmed a further 14 people who tested positive for Covid-19 had died, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths in hospitals in England to 29,676.

The patients were aged between 62 and 94 years old and all had a known underlying health condition.