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Coronavirus on the rise in Cambridgeshire: 11 clusters of Covid-19 confirmed in and around Cambridge



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The number of laboratory-confirmed cases in Cambridgeshire is on the rise, and 11 clusters of more than two cases have been recorded in neighbourhoods across the county, with a further nine in Peterborough.

The latest figures from Public Health England show Cambridge has had five clusters, and South Cambridgeshire two, while there were four in Huntingdonshire. No areas of Fenland and East Cambridgeshire had more than two cases in the seven days to September 28.

Find out how many coronavirus cases there are in your neighbourhood
Find out how many coronavirus cases there are in your neighbourhood

Cambridgeshire had appeared to largely buck the national trend in mid-September, when the recorded infection rate fell. However, it has been suggested that the problems residents had in the middle of the month getting a coronavirus test masked the true rate of infection .

The most recent figures suggest the rise seen elsewhere has reached the county, and underlines the importance of public health messages about wearing masks, washing hands and maintaining a physical distance from other people.

Here we look in detail at every area of the county. The number of cases for each district or city is revealed, along with the geographic areas - known as middle super output areas of about 7,000 people each - where clusters of three or more cases have been recorded.

Below, you can search for any neighbourhood in England, and see maps of how the cumulative totals and infection rates compare nationwide.

Cambridge

Cambridge has recorded 27 lab-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the nine day from September 22-30, taking the total number since the outbreak began to 477. The cumulative infection rate is now 382.2 per 100,000 people - meaning one in every 262 people has had a lab-confirmed Covid-19 infection since the start of the pandemic.

Five areas had clusters of three or more cases in the city in the seven days from September 22-28 - Arbury and King’s Hedges had five each, while Central and West Cambridge, Trumpington and West Chesterton had four each.

South Cambridgeshire

There have been 35 lab-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the 10 days from September 22-October 1, meaning the district has now had 491 since the outbreak began, with a cumulative infection rate of 308.6 per 100,000 people. This means one person in every 324 has had a confirmed coronavirus infection since the start of the pandemic.

Two clusters were recorded in the district in the seven days from September 22-28 - the Little Shelford, Foxton and Haslingfield area recorded its first cluster for months, with four cases, and there were four more in the Longstanton, Swavesey and Oakington area.

East Cambridgeshire

There were only 11 lab-confirmed cases of Covid-19 cases in the district in the 10 days to October 1, and no clusters of more than two cases in any area of East Cambridgeshire.

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic has reached 233, and the cumulative infection rate is now 259.3, meaning one in 386 people have had a confirmed Covid-19 infection since the beginning of the outbreak.

Huntingdonshire

Huntingdonshire has now had 1,056 cases, up 39 in the 10 days to October 1.

The cumulative infection rate in the district is now 593.4 per 100,000 - more than double that of East Cambridgeshire. It means one in 169 people in Huntingdonshire have had a confirmed case of Covid-19 since the outbreak began.

Four clusters were recorded in the seven days from September 22-28: Godmanchester had three, as did the Houghton, Hemingford and Fenstanton area and St Neots Eynesbury, while there were four in the Little Paxton, Love's Farm and Great Gransden area.

Fenland

Fenland has now had 550 lab-confirmed cases since the pandemic began, up 12 in the 10 days to October 1. The cumulative infection rate in the district is now 540 per 100,000 people, meaning one in 185 people have had a confirmed case of Covid-19 since the outbreak began.

The good news is there were no recorded clusters of more than two cases in any area of Fenland in the seven days to September 28.

Cambridgeshire clusters summary

Peterborough

Peterborough had 51 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the 10 days to October 1, taking the total since the outbreak began to 1,845. The cumulative infection rate is now 912.2 per 100,000, which is well over double that of Cambridge. It means one in 110 people in Peterborough have had a lab-confirmed case of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

Nine clusters were recorded in the city in the latest figures, with Peterborough Central the worst affected with eight.

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