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2,000 Covid-19 infections in Cambridgeshire for third week running: Find out how your area was affected





For the third week running, Cambridgeshire recorded more than 2,000 Covid-19 infections.

While there were small declines in case numbers in Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire and East Cambridgeshire, there were rises in Huntingdonshire and Fenland. In addition, there were a further 948 cases in Peterborough.

Below, we look in detail at each area, at a neighbourhood level.

Daily Covid-19 cases in Cambridgeshire. Graph: PHE
Daily Covid-19 cases in Cambridgeshire. Graph: PHE

Three Covid-19 related deaths were recorded in three days in the county, where there were 2,077 new confirmed cases, down three (0.1 per cent) on the previous week.

The infection rate of 316 cases per 100,000 people was below the UK average of 349.6.

The latest data shows Cambridgeshire, excluding Peterborough, has now recorded:

  • 44,801 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of August 27, 2021
  • 1,379 in the five days from August 23-27 according daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 820 deaths by August 27 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which were on August 24, 23, 22
  • 999 deaths, as of August 13, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

Vaccinations

Some 100,544 of over-18s in Cambridge have now had their first dose - 64.1 per cent of the population according to official estimates (which may slightly overstate the population). There have been 83,932 second doses administered to over-18s in the city - 53.5 per cent of the population.

These percentages are well below the Cambridgeshire averages. Across the county, first doses have been administered to 79.8 per cent of the population, while 71.5 per cent have received both doses.

Daily walk-in Covid-19 vaccination centres remain available to everyone over 16. You can see a full list of them here.

Cambridge

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Cambridge in the week to August 22 fell slightly, compared to the previous week. There were 420 recorded, down 41 (8.9 per cent), taking the infection rate to 335.8 cases per 100,000.

Trumpington was the worst affected, with 67 cases, up from 38 the previous week, with East Barnwell and Abbey next, with 47 cases, up from 40.

Cambridge has recorded:

  • 9,943 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of August 27, 2021
  • 203 in the five days from August 23-27, according daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 92 deaths by August 27 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on August 23
  • 136 deaths, as of August 13, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

South Cambridgeshire

Confirmed numbers of Covid-19 cases in South Cambridgeshire fell very slightly in the week to August 22, with 480 recorded, down 21, or 4.2 per cent, on the previous seven days.

The infection rate was 298.3 cases per 100,000 people.

Cambourne, with 40 cases, was worst affected, although this was down slightly from 45 the previous week. Histon, Impington and Orchard Park, with 36, was next, but this was down from 45 the previous week.

Two more Covid-related deaths were recorded in recent days.

South Cambridgeshire has recorded:

  • 9,794 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of August 27, 2021
  • 326 cases in the five days from August 23-27, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 168 deaths by August 27 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which were on August 24 and 22
  • 209 deaths, as of August 13, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

East Cambridgeshire

There was a slight fall in Covid-19 cases in East Cambridgeshire in the week to August 22, with 275 recorded, down 53 (16.2 per cent) on the previous week. The infection rate was 305 cases per 100,000 people.

Worst hit for the second week was Soham, with 61 cases, although this was down on the 78 recorded the previous week, with North Ely (46, down from 49) next.

East Cambridgeshire has recorded:

  • 5,074 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of August 27, 2021
  • 130 cases in the five days from August 23-27, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 89 deaths by August 27 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on August 16
  • 110 deaths, as of August 13, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Huntingdonshire

Huntingdonshire recorded a rise in cases in the week to August 22, with 586 recorded, up 64, or 12.3 per cent on the previous week. The infection rate was 327.4 cases per 100,000 people.

Yaxley and Farcet, with 59 cases, up from 44 the previous week, was the worst affected area. St Ives North, with 38 cases, up from 28, was next.

Huntingdonshire has recorded:

  • 12,327 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of August 27, 2021
  • 431 cases in the five days from August 23-27, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 257 deaths by August 27 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which were on August 2 and 3
  • 305 deaths, as of August 13, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Fenland

Fenland had 316 cases, which was up 48 (17.9 per cent) on the previous week.

The infection rate was 309.6 cases per 100,000 people.

Whittlesey witnessed a notable spike, with 71 cases, up from 39. Wisbech South and Peckover, with 58, up from 34, was next.

Fenland has recorded:

  • 7,663 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of August 27, 2021
  • 289 cases in the five days from August 23-27, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 214 deaths by August 27 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on August 19
  • 239 deaths, as of August 13, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Peterborough

Three Covid-19 related deaths were recorded in a week in Peterborough.

It had 948 confirmed new cases in the week to August 22, down 80 (7.8 per cent) on the previous week. The infection rate was 467.9 cases per 100,000 people.

Hampton Vale had the highest number of cases, with 90, up from 52, while Stanground was next with 69, up from 56.

Peterborough has recorded:

  • 22,155 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of August 20, 2021
  • 656 cases in the five days from August 23-27, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 339 deaths by August 27 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which were on August 25, 22 and 21
  • 384 deaths, as of August 13, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

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