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Coronavirus case confirmed at Cambourne school

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A positive case of coronavirus has been identified at Monkfield Park Primary School in Cambourne.

The school confirmed on Monday (November 9) that those in direct prolonged contact with the person infected have been advised to self-isolate.

Monkfield Park Primary School in Cambourne. Picture: Richard Marsham
Monkfield Park Primary School in Cambourne. Picture: Richard Marsham

Further advice has been sent to all parents of children at the school, which remains open.

It comes after Cambourne Village College reported a positive case on Saturday (November 7), which meant its Year 10 students have been asked to work from home for two weeks.

A Cambridgeshire County Council spokesperson said: “We can confirm we have been notified of a positive Covid-19 test result at Monkfield Park Primary School. The affected person and those that have been identified as close contacts are isolating, as per the existing process agreed by the local authority, Public Health England and our schools. We are working with the school and it remains open and safe for all other children and staff.”

In the seven days to November 3 - pre-dating these cases - Cambourne had six confirmed coronavirus infections, down one on the previous seven-day period.

South Cambridgeshire had 113 cases in the week to November 3, up 13 on the previous week.

That put the infection rate at 72.3 cases per 100,000, below the national average.

Other schools that have had confirmed cases since the return of pupils in September include North Cambridge Academy, which had 12 cases among students and staff, and asked three year groups to work from home in the days before half term.

Impington International College closed for two weeks in October after sixth-formers tested positive for Covid-19. Linton Village College also had a clutch of positive cases in September.

Soham Village College, Hinchingbrooke School and Kimbolton School also reported individual cases in October.

Swavesey Village College had a positive case in September, but the individual had not been in school and therefore no pupils had to isolate.

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