Official figures of confirmed Covid-19 cases revealed today in London, has increased to more than 4,800 a week.

Compared to a rise of 3,363 in the previous week, and 1,875 a week earlier, they now show an increase of 4,824 in the week to October 1, Evening Standard reports.

The area that was severely hit is East London, with 249 confirmed cases in Redbridge in the week to October 1, 234 in Newham, and 207 in Tower Hamlets.

Meanwhile, there were also 240 new cases in Barnet, 233 in Ealing and 216 in the Hackney & City area.

Moreover one can’t talk about increase without mentioning Richmond-upon-Thames, which is among the area where cases jumped to 142 in the week to October 1.

The figures were published after it emerged that a technical glitch meant almost 16,000 Covid-19 cases went unreported and led to delays in efforts to trace contacts of these people who tested positive for the virus.

As for cases which were not reported, Hundreds of cases on the Government’s daily dashboard in London, are believed to be among the 15,841 cases between September 25 and October 2 .

The rise in confirmed infections in the capital may also be down to extra testing since it was declared an area of Covid concern on September 25.