Redbridge has risen above 100 coronavirus cases per 100,000 people for the first time since the peak of the pandemic earlier this year.

The borough is one of four London boroughs – along with Ealing, Richmond upon Thames, and Hackney – to have risen above the 100 cases per 100,000 population mark.

According to Public Health England data, in the seven days leading to October 9 (the latest available data) there were 326 new lab-confirmed Covid-19 infections in Redbridge, up from 303 the week prior.

The news comes as the Government introduced its new three-tier lockdown system.

London is currently in tier one, where residents face the basic national rules currently in force including the 10pm curfew for pubs and restaurants and the rule of six.

London mayor Sadiq Khan has said it is inevitable the capital will pass a “trigger point” to enter tier two in the “next few days”.

The move would see nearly the nine million people living in the capital banned from mixing with other households indoors, including in pubs and restaurants.

Mr Khan said on Tuesday that the entirety of the city will have to move up to “high” within the coming days.

He told Sky News: “Across our city… the average over the last seven days is about 90 per 100,000. All the indicators I have, hospital admissions, ICU occupancy, the numbers of older people with cases, the prevalence of the disease, the positivity are all going the wrong direction.

“Which means, I’m afraid, it’s inevitable over the course of the next few days London will have passed a trigger point to be in the second tier.”

The mayor insisted London should move as a whole into higher restrictions despite variable rates across the capital.

He said: “We’re keen to go as one as we can see the complexities and the confusion caused by some boroughs having additional restrictions and other boroughs having less.

“Many Londoners work in one borough, live in another borough, study in another borough, go to a restaurant in another borough, so we’re really keen to go as one city.”

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