Outlying London boroughs such as Barnet and Harrow are still among the hardest hit by Covid-19.

It comes as central boroughs have some of the lowest infection rates in the UK.

The top 10 Covid London hotspots are: Richmond, Sutton, Kingston, Barnet, Hounslow, Harrow, Hillingdon, Havering, Ealing and Bexley.

Leafy Richmond currently has the highest London infection rate but the council say there is no specific reason why the borough is hardest hit.

The authority said it is seeing a rise in the number of young people testing positive.

The borough had an infection rate of 463 per 100,000 people, according to latest government data from October 28, an increase over the last three weeks.

Times Series: How London Borough Infection Rates Compared Up To October 28 - credit Gov.UK

This is followed by Sutton, which that has a rate of infection of 429, and Kingston, with 399 cases per 100,000 of the population.

Three weeks ago, Kingston had the highest London infection rate and stood at 324, showing an increase since last month.

But despite these boroughs having the highest rate in London, compared to the UK’s highest area, they are relatively low.

Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire currently has the UK’s highest infection rate of 831.1 per 100,000 – almost double that of London’s highest boroughs.

And in parts of Central London, infection rates are some of the lowest in the UK.

Westminster has the UK’s second lowest infection rate after the Shetland Islands according the government dashboard with 169 cases per 100,000.

Southwark has the UK’s third lowest, followed by Tower Hamlets, Camden, Hackney and City of London, Newham, Lewisham, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth and Islington.

Coronavirus ‘hotspots’ and ‘notspots’ are revealed on an interactive map charting the number of positive Covid-19 test results in each borough across the country using government data.

The number of new cases is then used to calculate the infection rate per 100,000 people.

London recorded 2,935 coronavirus cases on November 2, taking the total to 1,185,240 since the pandemic started, according to government data.

But this number of daily cases has stayed consistent since the start of September 2021, despite a spike in mid-October.

There were 13 Covid deaths recorded on November 2 in the capital and 16,743 have been recorded since the beginning of the pandemic. Deaths have plateaued since September.

Over six million people in London have been given a first dose of a Covid vaccine with almost 5.5 million having had both jabs.