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Coronavirus: Location of small Covid-19 spikes in Cambridge and Cambridgeshire confirmed - plus search across England

There has been a small spike in the number of coronavirus cases in Cherry Hinton and in central and west Cambridge, latest Public Health England data shows.

Six laboratory-confirmed cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Cherry Hinton between August 4 and 10. This is the most anywhere in Cambridge since mid-May.

There were also three cases confirmed in the period in central and west Cambridge.

The data is based on pillar 1 and 2 testing data
The data is based on pillar 1 and 2 testing data

The last time that any area of Cambridge recorded more than two cases was July 20-26, when Trumpington had three.

There was better news in South Cambridgeshire, where there were no areas recording more than two cases between August 4 and 10 - the latest seven-day rolling period featured in the statistics.

However, there were four in Papworth, Caxton and Fen Drayton between July 27 and August 2.

In East Cambridgeshire, there were three cases in Soham between August 4 and 10. This was the first time since the week of July 15-21 - when Soham had six cases - that any area of the district had recorded more than two cases.

Elsewhere in Cambridgeshire, only St Neots Eaton Socon, which had five cases in the week of August 3-9, and St Neots Eynesbury, with three, had more than two cases in the latest statistics.

But in Peterborough, concern over the number of cases of coronavirus continues. There were 14 lab-confirmed cases between August 4 and 10 in Peterborough Central, five in Fengate and Parnwell, and three more in Longthorpe and Netherton.

Some mobile testing sites have been introduced this month in Peterborough to help control the spread of the virus.

Small increases in Covid-19 cases have been recorded in some parts of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in August
Small increases in Covid-19 cases have been recorded in some parts of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in August

PHE suppresses details where there are below three cases at this geographic level - known as middle super output areas, which contain between roughly 5,000 and 15,000 people.

The data covers both results pillar 1 and pillar 2 testing. Pillar 1 tests are those carried out by hospitals and councils and processed in Public Health England laboratories. Pillar 2 tests are those carried out at drive-through centres and via home-testing kits, which is then processed in commercial labs. This is important because some spikes in cases might only be visible through the pillar two testing data.

PHE is reporting data week by week, and has also introduced a seven-day rolling report. In the latest data, this means data has been released for the week of August 3-9, and for the period of August 4-10, which will feature overlapping cases.

The statistics highlight the clear need for ongoing vigilance in relation to the coronavirus, as it still has the potential to spike.


Our line chart shows how cases have spiked and fallen over time in each area. For consistency, we have included the week data for August 3-9 here, when Cherry Hinton had five cases, rather than the seven-day total for August 4-10, when six were recorded in Cherry Hinton.

South Cambridgeshire

East Cambridgeshire




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