Coronavirus: Number of confirmed Covid-19 cases by area of Cambridgeshire revealed, week-by-week
The coronavirus is still circulating among communities in Cambridgeshire, the latest Public Health England (PHE) data shows.
A warning against complacency has been issued by the county’s director of public health to prevent further transmission of the virus.
Public Health England (PHE) records the numbers of laboratory-confirmed cases of the coronavirus on a weekly basis. It breaks these down into small community areas of 5,000-15,000 people each - and typically about 8,000.
We have plotted this data on graphs for Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire, East Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Fenland and Peterborough, enabling you to track how cases of the coronavirus have affected your community over time.
Note that zero on these graphs represents 0-2 cases, because PHE ‘suppresses’ the data if fewer than three cases are reported.
You can play the timeline for all areas within each of the districts or cities, or select an individual area (technically known as middle super output areas, or MSOAs) to focus on.
Toggle from ‘cases’ to ‘rank’ to see the worst affected areas week-by-week.
Data from both pillar one (NHS and PHE testing) and pillar two (commercial partner testing) from the government testing programme is incorporated.
There were no lab-confirmed cases in the county before week 12 of this year (March 16-22). The latest data covers the week of July 13-19, with cases reported by July 22.
Cases that were not confirmed by testing will not be covered by the data, meaning the actual numbers who have had Covid-19 will be higher than official data shows.
Can’t use the graphs? The full data is also presented in searchable tables below - simply enter your area.
The data shows that in Cambridge, there have not been three or more confirmed cases since the end of May, when Cherry Hinton recorded three.
The highest number in a single week was 11, in Queen Edith’s, during April 13-19.
King’s Hedges recorded 10 in the week of April 6-12, while Romsey had 10 confirmed cases from April 27-May 3.
In total, Cambridge has had 332 cases to July 24.
Five cases were confirmed in Cambourne during the week of July 13-19, along with three in Linton and Balsham.
The previous week, Histon, Impington and Orchard Park recorded three cases, becoming the first area to record more than two cases in South Cambridgeshire for six weeks.
The cases came following the further easing of lockdown restrictions on July 4.
Overall, the district has recorded 371 cases to July 24.
The last time three or more lab-confirmed cases were recorded in East Cambridgeshire was the week of June 15-21, when South Ely had six.
Swaffham and Bottisham suffered the highest peak, with 11 cases from April 20-26.
East Cambridgeshire has recorded 194 cases overall to July 24.
Ramsey has had the biggest spike of anywhere in Cambridgeshire, with 34 cases confirmed from May 11-17. It also had 34 cases over the fortnight before that, and nine in the week following.
The area where more than two cases was recorded most recently was St Neots and Eynesbury, where three were confirmed in the week of July 13-19, and three in June 22-28. It had a peak of 18 cases from April 27-May 3.
All areas of Huntingdon have also recorded significant spikes in cases, while Somersham, Riptons and Raveleys had 29 confirmed in the week of May 11-17.
There have been 26 employees at a flower supplier, MM Flowers, and fresh food business, AM Fresh UK, in Alconbury, who have tested positive in the last three weeks. PHE is involved in contact tracing.
The district has had 896 confirmed cases to July 24.
Fenland continues to experience cases, particularly in Wisbech.
There were six cases in Wisbech South and Peckover in the week ending July 19, while Wisbech North recorded 19 cases from June 15-July 12, although it did not record more than two cases in the latest week for which there is data.
The district has had 483 lab-confirmed cases to July 24.
Peterborough continues to be the worst-hit area, with more than two cases recorded in a host of areas, including Fengate and Parnwell (3), Millfield and Bourges Boulevard (7), North Bretton and Westwood (4), Peterborough Central (4), and West Town and Woodston (5).
The previous week, 11 communities in and around Peterborough reported three or more cases – a total of 58, not including any areas where one or two cases were confirmed.
Overall, Peterborough has recorded 1,404 cases to July 24.
The data for all of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is also reproduced here in these searchable tables.
A warning from county’s director of public health
Dr Liz Robin, director of public health for Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council, said: “Although cases of coronavirus are decreasing in Cambridgeshire as they are nationally, we need people to remain alert and to understand that coronavirus is still circulating in our communities.
“Please, keep caring for your friends, family and neighbours and if you have symptoms of coronavirus – a fever, new continuous cough or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste – please book an appointment for a test and self-isolate immediately. The other people who live with you should also self-isolate.
“We would also urge everyone to follow the government guidance which includes staying two metres apart from anyone outside of your household – one metre where this is not possible, with precautions such as a face covering. Wash your hands before you go out and when you return home.We must all remember that only two households are able to socialise at any one time indoors – maintaining social distancing at all times. And up to six people from different households can socialise in a group outdoors.
“We strongly advise that people wear face coverings in shops as well as on public transport and in other confined spaces.”
Interactive graphic: Total number of Covid-19 cases by UK local authority area
Interactive graphic: Number of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 by UK local authority area
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