Local data on positive cases
The most recent data on cases of coronavirus in Merton can be viewed through the below link:
This data covers:
- Daily cases in Merton
- Cumulative cases in Merton
- 7 Day rate per 100,000 – the number of infections per 100,000 residents over a 7 day period
- Age demographics – positive cases above and below 60 years old and the rate per 100,000 over a 7 day period broken down by 5 year age groups.
You can also view data on the MSOA (neighbourhood) level through an Interactive Map which displays seven–day rolling rate of new cases by specimen date
R-number and growth rate – updated 22/01/21
The R number for the UK can be viewed through the link below which provides a breakdown by region as well as further information about how the R number is calculated and what it means:
As of Friday 22 January 2021, the estimated R number in London is 0.7 – 0.9 with a growth rate of -7 to -3 per cent . These estimates are due to be updated on 29 January.
The R value (reproductive value) gives an estimate to the relative spread of the virus. It is the average number of people that an infected individual passes the virus on to. For example, an R value of 2.0 means that, on average, an infected person infects two more people. If the R value is greater than 1.0 it means that the virus is growing.
Latest updates and information for Merton
Please visit Merton Council’s dedicated site for key information and updates on Covid-19, including information on how to get a test.