Coronavirus infection rates are falling in all 32 London boroughs as we enter the fourth week of the third national lockdown.

Every borough recorded fewer new infections in the most recent seven-day period compared to the week before.

The falling infection rates across the capital reflect the effects of the third national lockdown, imposed on January 6.

Ealing recorded the worst infection rate in London and fourth worst in England, 704.5 cases per 100,000 residents (the equivalent of 2,408 infections, between January 15 – 22 (the latest available accurate data).

The week before the borough posted 3,125 new cases, a rate of infection of 914.3.

Brent and Barking and Dagenham are not far behind, reporting respecting infection rates of 677.4 (2,234 cases) and 652.4 (1,389 cases).

Brent now has the seventh worst infection rate in England while Barking and Dagenham has the ninth worst.

Waltham Forest and Redbridge have seen a massive reduction in new cases over the last few weeks and both boroughs are approaching a rate of 500.

In the seven days to January 22 Waltham Forest posted an infection rate of 544.4 (1,508 cases) and Redbridge logged a rate of 577.6 (1,763).

A week earlier the rate of infection in Waltham Forest stood at 763.2 (2,114 cases) and in Redbridge it was 804.7 (2,456 cases).

The lowest rate of infection can be found in Kensington in Chelsea were it has fallen to 305.5 (477 cases) from 473.3 (739 cases).

With cases still higher than when the country entered lockdown, Prime Minister Borish Johnson has said lockdown measures will remain in place until at least March 8.

The Prime Minister confirmed that hopes of pupils returning to class after the February half-term have been abandoned as the battle with coronavirus remained “perilous”.

The March date is based on progress in vaccinating the most vulnerable groups in society by mid-February and then giving the jab time to take effect.

So far 6,996,247 people in Great Britain have received a first dose of either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines, although Mr Johnson acknowledged a “sense of frustration” about the patchy nature of the rollout.

The Prime Minister also set out tougher measures to prevent the arrival of new strains of coronavirus into the UK, confirming plans for a 10-day quarantine in hotels for travellers from high-risk countries.

In a Commons statement after the UK’s death toll passed 100,000, he said he would set out the Government’s strategy for the “gradual and phased” easing of lockdown in the week beginning February 22.

But with the reopening of schools only set to begin on March 8, easing of “economic and social restrictions” could only take place “then or thereafter”.