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Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire record among England’s highest Covid-19 infection rates



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Cambridge has the third highest Covid-19 infection rate in England, latest data shows, and South Cambridgeshire is not far behind.

The city has had the worst infection rate for several weeks, although it has continued to decline, with testing rates also declining since the end of free universal testing.

Latest data shows Cambridge had an infection rate of 165.5 cases per 100,000 people in the week to May 8. In England, only Eden in Cumbria and Newark and Sherwood in Nottinghamshire had higher figures. Cambridge was 10th across the whole UK, with South Cambridgeshire in 20th

Addenbrooke’s had 60 patients with Covid-19 on its wards on May 8, including four on mechanical ventilation beds. By May 10, this had dropped to 48 patients, with five on ventilation.

The Royal Papworth Hospital had four patients with Covid-19 on its wards on May 10, with two on ventilation.

The rate of decline in Covid-19 cases across Cambridgeshire has declined, however.

There were 957 in the week to May, down just 22 (-2.2 per cent) on the previous week, whereas the previous week cases fell 598 (-37.9 per cent) on the seven days prior.

Huntingdonshire witnessed a week-on-week increase.

You can find the number of confirmed cases for any area of the country by searching our table.

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