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Cambridge continues to have the highest reported Covid-19 infection rate in England, the latest data shows.

But the number of confirmed cases has continued to decline steadily, following the ending of free testing on April 1.

A lateral flow test
A lateral flow test

For the week to May 1, there were 236 confirmed cases - down by about a third (117 cases, or 33.1 per cent) on the previous week in the city.

But the infection rate of 188.7 cases per 100,000 people was well above the national average of 124.4.

You can check the reported infection rate in your area from our table.

Lateral flow tests remain available to buy, but as fewer people are taking them and reporting the results, the true level of infection in the community is harder to gauge.

But in terms of serious cases, we can look to figures from our hospitals.

On May 3, Addenbrooke’s had 57 cases of Covid-19, with three in ventilation beds. It has admitted 93 patients with Covid in the week to May 1.

Royal Papworth Hospital had eight patients with Covid-19 on May 3, two of whom were in ventilation beds. Five patients were admitted in the week to May 1.

You can see how each area of Cambridgeshire is faring, based on official figures, in our table.

You can also search this table to find the number of cases reported in any area of the UK.

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