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Covid-19 case numbers for Cambridgeshire analysed: What is happening in each area as we head towards Easter?




The Covid-19 infection rate in Cambridgeshire fell slightly in the week to March 21, and remains close to the national average.

However, our detailed analysis by area below shows how the picture is mixed across the county.

This colour-coded map shows how Cambridge (outlined), South Cambs and East Cambs have lower than average infection rates, while Hunts has a slightly higher rate. Fenland and Peterborough's infection rates are well above the national average. Map: PHE
This colour-coded map shows how Cambridge (outlined), South Cambs and East Cambs have lower than average infection rates, while Hunts has a slightly higher rate. Fenland and Peterborough's infection rates are well above the national average. Map: PHE

Overall, there were 338 cases in Cambridgeshire, down 22 (6.1 per cent) on the previous seven days.

This took the infection rate to 51. 7 cases per 100,000.

However, it was well below this in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire, and well above this in Fenland. East Cambridgehire’s infection rate was slightly below average, while in Huntingdonshire, it was slightly above.

Neighbouring Peterborough continues to have one of the highest infection rates in the country (124.1), while Norfolk (32.9), Suffolk (35.9), Essex (37.7), Bedford (37.5) and Hertfordshire (35.6) all fared better than the national average, and better than Cambridgeshire.

Daily Covid-19 case numbers for Cambridgeshire. Graph: PHE
Daily Covid-19 case numbers for Cambridgeshire. Graph: PHE

Daily case data, which is subject to change, shows a further 223 cases in Cambridgeshire in the five days to Friday, March 26, taking the total in the county since the pandemic began to 27,242.

There have now been 790 deaths within 28 days of a positive test - the last of them on Friday. As of March 12, there were 942 deaths in the county mentioning Covid-19 on the death certificate.

Below we explore the data at a neighbourhood level, district-by-district.

Cambridge

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the third week of March was stable compared to the previous week.

Case numbers fell by four (8.7 per cent) to 42 for the seven days to March 21. The infection rate of 33.7 cases per 100,000 was below the UK average.

Arbury was the worst hit, with 12 cases, up from 0-2 the previous week. Other areas with more than two cases were Cherry Hinton (5), Coleridge (4), East Chesterton (4), Eddington and Castle (3) and Petersfield (3).

In the five days to March 26, daily case data - which is subject to change - shows a further 28 cases, taking the total in Cambridge since the pandemic began to 5,542.

The last death within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test was recorded on February 25, which took the total to 86. As of March 12, there were 132 mentioning Covid-19 on the death certificate.

South Cambridgeshire

There was a 44.9 per cent drop in cases of Covid-19 in South Cambridgeshire in the week to March 21, compared to the previous seven days.

There were 38 recorded, down 31. The infection rate was 23.9 cases per 100,000, well below the national average

Worst affected was the Papworth, Caxton and Fen Drayton area, which recorded 13 cases compared to nine the previous week. The only other area recording a rise was Histon, Impington and Orchard Park, with four, up from three.

Daily case data, which is subject to change, shows a further 28 cases in five days to Friday March 26, taking the total to 5,684 since the pandemic began.

One death within 28 days of a positive test was recorded on March 22, taking the total to 156. As of March 12, there were 194 deaths in which Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

East Cambridgeshire

Covid-19 case numbers rose in East Cambridgeshire in the seven days to March 21, compared to the previous week.

There were 38 cases recorded, which was up 16 (72.7 per cent).

The infection rate was 42.3 cases per 100,000, narrowly below the national average.

Worst hit was Littleport with nine cases. Three ‘middle super output’ areas - Dullingham and Cheveley, along with Isleham, and Fordham and Chippenham, and South Ely - recorded 0-2 cases, compared to seven the previous week.

Daily case data shows 21 further cases in the five days to Friday, March 26, but this is subject to change. The total number confirmed in the district since the pandemic began is now 2,951.

The last death within 28 days of a positive Covid test was on February 25, which took the total to 92. As of March 12, 108 deaths had Covid-19 recorded on the death certificate.

Huntingdonshire

The infection rate in Huntingdonshire was above the national average for the week to March 21, at 59.6 cases per 100,000.

The number of cases rose by three (2.9 per cent) to 106, compared to the previous week.

Worst hit were Huntingdon Sapley and Oxmoor (13), Somersham, Riptons and Raveleys (12) and Brampton, the Stukeleys and the Alconburys (11). All other areas had fewer than 10 cases.

The number of cases confirmed in the district is now 7,708, including 98 in the five days to Friday, March 26, according to daily case data, which is subject to change.

One death within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test was recorded on March 21, taking the total in the district since the pandemic began to 250. As of March 12, there were 282 deaths in which Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Fenland

The infection rate in Fenland remained one of the highest in the country at 111.9 cases per 100,000 in the week to March 21.

There were 114 cases, down six (five per cent), compared to the previous week.

Wisbech remains the worst affected area in Cambridgeshire, with 21 cases in Wisbech South and Peckover and 20 in Wisbech North, although in both areas this was down on the previous week.

March East (17), March North (12) and Doddington, Wimblington and Manea (10) also recorded case numbers in double figures.

Daily case data, which is subject to change, shows a further 48 cases in the five days to March 2, which takes the total in the district since the pandemic began to 5,357.

One death within 28 days of a positive test was recorded on Friday, March 26, taking the total to 206. As of March 12, there had been 226 deaths in which Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Peterborough

Peterborough continues to have one of the highest infection rates in the country, at 124.1 cases per 100,000 people.

But numbers fell slightly by 14 (5.3 per cent) to 251 in the week to March 21, compared to the previous week.

The highest numbers were recorded in Central Park (24), Millfield and Bourges Boulevard (24), Fengate and Parnwell (22), Stanground (19) and Paston (18).

A further 159 cases have been recorded in the five days to Friday March 26 according to daily case data, which is subject to change. The total number of cases recorded in the city since the pandemic began has now exceeded another unwanted milestone, by reaching 15,065.

There have been 337 deaths within 28 days of a positive test in the city, including one on March 19. As of March 12, there were 369 deaths in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

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