Coronavirus in Cambridgeshire: What Covid-19 case numbers and deaths to November 20 tell us
There is some hope that the spike in Covid-19 infections seen in Cambridgeshire in the first half of November has begun to fall, although there remain significant numbers of cases being reported.
Daily confirmed cases for the county were at their highest ever level on November 9, when there were 196 positive tests. In the last week the highest number of daily cases came on November 16, with 112 cases.
The county - excluding Peterborough - has had 6,529 confirmed cases since the pandemic began and 315 deaths within 28 days of a positive test, including one in the last week.
The number of deaths mentioning Covid-19 on the death certificate has reached 420, up two in the last week.
As of November 19, there had been 19 deaths across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in November within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test.
The cities of Cambridge and Peterborough have recorded the most significant numbers of cases, with the weeks of November 2-8 and 9-15 bringing high counts. H
Below we analyse each area in detail, and report the number of cases at the most local geographic level available.
Cambridge has had a significant spike in cases, fuelled by infections at the University of Cambridge.
The city has had 1,726 cases to Friday November 21, with 221 in the 10 days to November 19.
The week of November 9-15, shortly after the second lockdown came into effect, proved to be a particularly bad period for infections, with 309 cases, up 105 week on week, which took the infection rate to 247.6 cases per 100,000.
Central and West Cambridge, with 113 cases, and Eddington and Castle, with 65, were the worst affected areas in the week, which reflects the high student population.
The University of Cambridge confirmed 234 cases in the week of November 9-15 from its testing regime.
Analysis by the Cambridge Independent has shown that more than half the infections in Cambridge between October 22 to November 17 affected those aged 15-24.
Cambridge has had no coronavirus-related deaths this month. Since the pandemic began there has been 46 deaths where a positive Covid-19 test was carried out within 28 days. There have been 83 deaths in the city mentioning Covid-19 on the death certificate.
Addenbrooke’s had 37 Covid-19 patients on Tuesday November 17, while Royal Papworth had 10.
The 166 cases confirmed in the week of November 9-15 represented a week-on-week drop of 11 cases, and meant the infection rate stood at 104.3 cases per 100,000, well below the national average.
Girton and Barton, with 35, has been worst hit - possibly reflecting the outbreaks seen among University of Cambridge students. Histon, Impington and Orchard Park with 18 cases, was the next highest, with sixth-formers at Impington Village College and Impington International College among those testing positive.
There have been 1,282 cases as of Friday November 20, with 165 of those in the 10 days to November 19.
There have been 42 deaths in the district within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test since the pandemic began, and 62 that have mentioned the virus on the death certificate - including one on November 11.
The district has now had 550 cases, as of Friday November 20, with 72 in the 10 days to November 19.
In the week of November 9-14, there were 60 cases, with the infection rate of 66.8 cases per 100,000 people among the lowest in England. However, North Ely had a significant spike, with 17 cases.
There have now been 35 deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test, including one this month, and a total of 52 mentioning the virus on the death certificate.
There have been three deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test in the district this month, on November 12, 17 and 19, taking the total to 115, or 139 if all deaths mentioning Covid-19 on the death certificate are included.
There have now been 1,870 confirmed cases, as of Friday November 20, with 168 in the 10 days to November 19.
The week of November 9-15 brought a high cases rate, with 184 cases, although this was down two on the previous week. The infection rate of 103.4 cases per 100,000 was well below the national average.
Worst affected in the week was Yaxley and Farcet, with 27 cases, while Huntingdon Sapley and Oxmoor had 16 in the week.
There have been six deaths this month in Fenland with 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test, with the latest on November 14. It takes the total to 78, or 84 if all those mentioning the virus on the death certificate are included.
There have been 1,101 confirmed cases in Fenland since the pandemic began, with 146 in the 10 days to November 19.
The week of November 9-15 brought 147 cases, up 69, which sent the weekly infection rate to 144.3 per 100,000, below the national average.
Worst affected was Wisbech North with 31 cases, while Wisbech South and Peckover had 26 cases and Whittlesey had 22.
There have been nine deaths this month in Peterborough within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test, taking the total to 110, with three more that mentioned the virus on the death certificate, taking that total to 123.
There have now been 3,825 confirmed cases in Peterborough, with 469 in the 10 days to November 19.
The week of November 8-15 brought 432 cases, up 61 week on week, taking the weekly infection rate to 213.6 cases per 100,000, narrowly below the national average.
Worst affected in the week was Central Park, with 42 cases.
Search across England
Search for any area of England to find week-by-week case numbers. Toggle to bring the latest dates to the top.