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Cambridge remains the place with country’s highest Covid-19 infection rate - see how every area in the country compares





Cambridge continues to have the highest Covid-19 infection rate in the country.

Out of 380 local authorities in the UK, only three locations in Northern Ireland recorded a higher figure in the week to February 6.

Below, we look in detail at every area of the country to show how it has been affected.

This table shows how lower tier local authority areas - such as city and district council territories - are ranked in terms of their infection rate. You can search for your area.

At a more localised level - dividing the country into areas known as middle super output areas - Central and West Cambridge had the highest infection rate in England, with Cambourne and Burwell not far behind.

Across the county, however, the number of Covid-19 cases has fallen by nearly a fifth in a week.

There were 7,595 cases in the seven days to February 6, down 1,813 (19.3 per cent).

The infection rate of 1,155.7 cases per 100,000 people remained well above the national average of 794.5, however.

There were declines in case numbers across most age groups, our analysis shows, and particularly in the age 5-9 and 10-14 groups. Thousands of children in these age groups have now had Covid-19 in recent weeks, and half-term may lead to further declines.

The infection rate remains highest in the 10-14 age groups, however. The rate has also increased slightly among those aged 65-79.

Cambridgeshire, excluding Peterborough, has now recorded:

  • 162,061 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of February 11, 2022
  • 3,884 in the five days from February 7-11 according daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 987 deaths by February 11 within 28 days of a positive test, including three on February 7, one on each of February 5, 4 and 1 and two on each of February 3 and 2
  • 1,150 deaths, as of January 28, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

Hospitalisations

Cambridge University Hospitals had 61 Covid-19 patients on its wards on Friday (February 11), one more than the previous Friday. Eight of those were in critical care. There were 11 inpatients waiting for Covid-19 test results.

At Royal Papworth, there were 11 Covid-19 patients on February 8, two more than a week earlier. Seven of them were in ventilation beds.

Vaccinations

Some 959 people in Cambridgeshire came forward to have their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination in a week.

Health authorities were encouraged by the numbers from the seven days from January 31 to February 6, which included nearly 600 over-18s.

Some 82 per cent of over-12s in the county have now had their first dose, and 77.3 per cent have had their second, with 63.4 per cent having had a booster or third dose.

Jabs are available on a walk-on basis at all Cambridgeshire’s large-scale vaccination sites.

Booking is available if preferred via www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine.

Cambridge

Covid-19 cases in Cambridge fell in the week to February 6, but not enough for it to lose its unwanted tag as the area with the highest infection rate in England, with 1,541.6 cases per 100,000 people.

Oxford was also high on this list, suggesting that the high student population and infections within collegiate universities may be factors. That theory is supported by figures showing Central and West Cambridge, where many students live, to be the area with the highest infection rate in the country. There were 322 cases there.

However, the highest number of cases in the city was seen within the 30-34 age group.

Another key factor driving Cambridge’s high infection rate is likely to be its relatively low vaccination take-up. Only 68.5 per cent of over-12s are recorded as having had their first dose, with 63 per cent having received two and less than half (49.3 per cent) have had their booster or third jab.

Overall, there were 1,928 cases in Cambridge in the week to February 6, down 366 (16 per cent) on the previous seven days.

Cambridge has recorded:

  • 33,145 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of February 11, 2022
  • 1,040 in the five days from February 7-11, according daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 118 deaths by February 11 within 28 days of a positive test, including one on February 7 and two on January 30
  • 157 deaths, as of January 28, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

South Cambridgeshire

South Cambridgeshire had 1,943 cases in the week to February 6, which was down 527 (21.3 per cent) on the previous week. The infection rate was 1,207.6 cases per 100,000 people - the 23rd highest in the UK, out of 380 areas.

Cambourne, which had 190 cases, was worst hit and had the eighth highest infection rate of any localised area in England.

South Cambridgeshire has recorded:

  • 39,381 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of February 4, 2022
  • 942 cases in the five days from February 7-11, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 196 deaths by February 4 within 28 days of a positive test, the latest of which was on February 7 with two on February 3, one on February 2 and one on February 1
  • 234 deaths, as of January 21, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

East Cambridgeshire

East Cambridgeshire had 1,020 cases, down 232 (18.5 per cent) on the previous week.

The infection rate was 1,132.2 cases per 100,000 people - the 35th highest out of 380 local authority areas.

East Cambridgeshire has recorded:

  • 20,362 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of February 11, 2022
  • 490 cases in the five days from February 7-11, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 105 deaths by February 11 within 28 days of a positive test, the latest of which was on January 14
  • 130 deaths, as of January 28, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Huntingdonshire

Covid-19 cases fell by a fifth in a week in Huntingdonshire, where 1,496 were recorded in the seven days to February 6. This was down 390 (20.7 per cent) on the previous week.

The district was 169th in the table of 380 local authority areas by infection rate, recording 835.8 cases per 100,000 people.

Huntingdonshire has recorded:

  • 44,438 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of February 11, 2022
  • 806 cases in the five days from February 7-11, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 311 deaths by January 28 within 28 days of a positive test, with the latest on February 7, 5 and 4
  • 349 deaths, as of January 28, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Fenland

Cases also fell by a fifth in Fenland, where there were 1,208 cases in the seven days to February 6, down 298 (19.8 per cent) on the previous week.

The district had the 27th highest infection rate in the UK.

Fenland has recorded:

  • 24,835 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of February 11, 2022
  • 606 cases in the five days from February 7-11, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 257 deaths by February 11 within 28 days of a positive test, the latest of which was on February 2
  • 280 deaths, as of January 28, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Peterborough

Peterborough’s Covid case rate fell by a third in a week.

There were 2,378 cases in the week to February 6, down 1,167 (32.9 per cent) on the previous seven days.

The city was still high on the infection rate table though - 29th out of 380 areas in the UK - with 1,173.6 cases per 100,000 people.

Peterborough has recorded:

  • 63,531 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of February 11, 2022
  • 1,080 cases in the five days from February 7-11, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 415 deaths by February 4 within 28 days of a positive test, including deaths on February 9, 7, 5, 4 and 3
  • 456 deaths, as of January 28, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

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