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Coronavirus cases and deaths for every area of Cambridgeshire: Figures show sharp rise in Covid-19 infections in Cambridge




Cases of Covid-19 are rising fast in Cambridgeshire, with Cambridge in particular recording a significant rise in recent days.

Here, we look at the number of confirmed cases across every area of the county as health officials advise people to maintain social distancing, wear face masks and ensure they wash their hands regularly.

Addenbrooke’s Hospital had 10 Covid-19 patients on its wards on Tuesday, with three at Royal Papworth Hospital.

The county remains in tier 1 - medium alert - of the government’s new three-tier system, reflecting that it is not as badly affected as many parts of the country.

Coronavirus figures are rising nationwide
Coronavirus figures are rising nationwide

Cambridge

Cambridge has seen coronavirus cases spike significantly in recent days.

There were 115 laboratory-confirmed cases in the 10 days to October 15, taking the total since the pandemic began to 672.

The cumulative infection rate in Cambridge is now 538.5 per 100,000 - meaning one in 188 people have had a lab-confirmed case since the pandemic began.

In particular, Cambridge Central and West has seen a major rise in cases - 27 lab-confirmed infections in the seven days to Tuesday, October 12.

This is much higher than any previous cluster in this part of the city, although it should be noted that testing capability has grown significantly more recently.

The data will also reflect the return of University of Cambridge students.

The university is testing students weekly and has confirmed that it found 34 positive cases in the week of October 5-11 - with 33 cases among students and the other in a member of staff.

Of these cases, 12 were identified by the university’s pooled (asymptomatic) testing initiative, while the rest were identified via the university’s symptomatic testing regime. Their cases are recorded in the figures based on where they live, which in some cases could be outside the city boundaries.

Eddington and Castle - another area of the city with a significant student population - recorded 16 cases in the seven days to October 12.

There were also 16 cases in Trumpington, 14 in Queen Edith’s, 11 in West Chesterton, 10 in Arbury and single figure clusters in every other part of the city.

The city recorded 21 cases on one day alone - October 12.

A new mobile testing unit has opened in the city at Abbey Leisure Centre for those who book appointments via the government testing service website or by calling 119.

There have been 46 deaths in Cambridge (36.9 per 100,000) since the pandemic began.

South Cambridgeshire

South Cambridgeshire recorded 93 lab-confirmed cases in the 10 days to October 15, taking the total in the district since the start of the pandemic to 704.

There have been 442.5 cases per 100,000 people since the outbreak began - meaning one in 226 people have had a confirmed Covid-19 infection.

Papworth, Caxton and Fen Drayton was the worst affected area in the seven days to October 12, with 12 cases, while Great Shelford and Stapleford had 10. Only three areas of the district recorded below three cases.

Public Health England suppresses the data if there is 0-2 cases in a localised area.

There have been 39 deaths (24.5 per 100,000) in South Cambridgeshire since the pandemic began.

East Cambridgeshire

There have been 50 lab-confirmed cases in the 10 days to October 15 in the district.

This takes the number since the start of the pandemic to 317 and the cumulative infection rate to 352.8 per 100,000, meaning one in 283 people have had a confirmed case since the start of the pandemic.

Soham, with 16 cases in the seven days to October 12, has been the worst-affected area recently.

There have been 33 deaths in the district involving Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic (36.7 per 100,000).

Huntingdonshire

There were 90 lab-confirmed cases in Huntingdonshire in the 10 days to October 15, taking the total to 1,253.

The cumulative infection rate is now 704.1 case per 100,000 people - meaning one in 142 peoplehave had a confirmed case since the outbreak began.

Little Paxton, Love's Farm and Great Gransden is the worst affected area, with 12 cases in the seven days to October 12.

There have been 111 Covid-19 related deaths (62.4 per 100,000) in the district since the pandemic began.

This week, the leader of Huntingdonshire District Council, Conservative Cllr Ryan Fuller warned there were too many examplesof people not following the guidance, which advises people to socially distancing, wear masks and wash their hands regularly to stop the virus spreading.

Cllr Fuller said: “The number of cases of coronavirus per 100,000 of the population here in Huntingdonshire has risen nearly tenfold in just a few short weeks. I must therefore stress the importance of everybody playing their part and following the guidance to control the spread of the virus and protect our local economy, local jobs and the livelihoods of our residents.

“I have great faith in the common sense of the British people, and the vast majority of the residents of Huntingdonshire are being responsible, doing the right thing, following guidance, and helping to prevent the spread of the virus. However, we are still seeing too many examples locally of people not understanding or not accepting that some of the measures in place are there to protect our most vulnerable residents”.

Fenland

The cumulative infection rate is 625.4 per 100,000 people, meaning one in 160 people in the district have had a confirmed case of the virus since the outbreak began.

With six cases in the seven days to October 12, Whittelsey has recorded the largest recent cluster in the district.

There have been 71 deaths related to Covid-19 in Fenland since the outbreak began (69.7 per 100,000).

Peterborough

There were 153 cases in the 10 days to October 15 in Peterborough, taking the cumulative total to 2,178.

The cumulative infection rate is now 1076.8 cases per 100,000 people in the city - meaning one in 93 people have had a confirmed case since the pandemic started.

Peterborough Central, with 20 cases in the seven days to October 12, is the worst affected area of the city.

There have been 96 Covid-19 related deaths in the city (47.5 per 100,000) since the outbreak began.

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