Coronavirus is "no longer limited" to young people a health boss has warned.

Public Health England’s London regional director Professor Kevin Fenton said there is a "broad range" of ages catching the virus.

He added: "This no longer limited to young people in their twenties.

"Whilst the number of cases by borough varies, the general trend across the city is one of steadily increasing transmission and if that continues then the situation may escalate.

"It is more important than ever that we remain vigilant to control the virus so we must not be complacent at this critical time."

Recent published data from Public Health England (PHE) shows that the total number of cases by area stands at 1,307 for Waltham Forest, 1,558 for Redbridge, 764 for Islington, 1,600 for Harrow, 1,073 for Haringey, 1,552 for Enfield, 2,093 for Brent and 2,085 for Barnet.

A data map by Imperial College London also shows that Redbridge has a 89 per cent chance of getting to 50 cases per 100,000 by next Saturday (October 3), which would then define the area as a hotspot.

Mr Fenton is also urging people to adhere to the ‘rule of six’ and to continue following Government guidelines around social distancing, face coverings and handwashing.

He added: "There is also now very high demand for coronavirus tests and it is vital we test people with symptoms to help stop the spread of the virus.

"You can do your bit by only booking a test if you have clear coronavirus symptoms."