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Covid-19 infection numbers continued to fall in Cambridgeshire in the week to May 9.

However, confirmation on Friday (May 14) that cases of the easily transmissible Indian variant of the virus had been found in Cambridge have put health authorities on alert and concerned about the potential for a spike in cases, as seen elsewhere.

Daily Covid-19 case numbers in Cambridgeshire since January 1, 2021. Graphic: PHE
Daily Covid-19 case numbers in Cambridgeshire since January 1, 2021. Graphic: PHE

The next stage in the relaxation of Covid-19 rules begins on May 17, but the government has announced measures including the speeding up of second vaccine doses for the more vulnerable and surge testing deployed in areas where the Indian variant is causing concerns.

Below we analyse the latest figures for Cambridgeshire in detail at a neighbourhood level.

Overall, the county had 94 cases in the week to May 9, down 28 (23 per cent) on the previous week.

The infection rate was 14.4 cases per 100,000 people, which was below the national average.

Deaths on Friday within 28 days of a positive test in Cambridge and Fenland underscored the need to be vigilant and follow guidance on social distancing, the wearing of masks, and of ensuring good ventilation and hand hygiene.

Cambridgeshire, excluding Peterborough (analysed separately below), has now recorded:

  • 28,300 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of May 14, 2021
  • 66 in the five days from May 10-14, according daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 799 deaths by May 14 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on May 14;
  • 976 deaths, as of April 30, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.
An illustraiotn of the Covid-19 virus
An illustraiotn of the Covid-19 virus

Some 38,966 people aged 40-44 in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have now had their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, representing 68.9 per cent of the population, while 82.9 per cent of those in the age 45-49 bracket have now had at least one dose. More than nine out of 10 aged 50 and over have had at least one dose, and a total of 710,634 doses have been administered.

The latest roll-out - to those aged 38 and 39 - began on Thursday, with Pfizer and Moderna jabs offered to the under-40s age group.

Cambridge

A death within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test was recorded on Friday (May 14) in Cambridge - the first since February 22. It took the total number in the city to 88 since the pandemic began.

Despite confirmation on Friday that the Indian variant of SARS-CoV-2 has been found in Cambridge, the number of cases of Covid-19 in the city nearly halved in the week to May 9, compared to the previous seven days.

There were 19 confirmed cases of all forms of the virus, down 17 (47.2 per cent) on the previous week.

Only two areas had more than two cases - Trumpington had seven and Petersfield had three.

The infection rate of 15.2 cases per 100,000 people was narrowly below the national average.

Cambridge has recorded:

  • 5,823 confirmed cases since the pandemic began
  • 13 in the five days from May 10-14, according daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 88 deaths by May 14 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on May 14;
  • 134 deaths, as of April 30, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

South Cambridgeshire

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Cambridgeshire fell again in the week to May 9.

There were 14, down four (22.2 per cent), taking the infection rate down to 8.8 cases per 100,000 people, well below the national average.

One area - Barrington, Orwell and Gamlingay - had three cases, while everyone else in the district had 0-2.

However, daily case data shows 16 cases in the five days from May 10-14, meaning numbers have risen slightly since.

South Cambridgeshire has recorded:

  • 5,854 confirmed cases since the pandemic began
  • 16 cases in the five days from May 10-14, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 157 deaths by May 14 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on April 27;
  • 204 deaths, as of April 30, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

East Cambridgeshire

There were 13 confirmed Covid-19 cases in East Cambridgeshire in the week to May 9, up one (8.3 per cent) on the previous week

The infection rate of 14.5 cases per 100,000 people was below the national average.

Two areas - Dullingham and Cheveley, and North Ely - had three cases. Everywhere else had 0-2.

East Cambridgeshire has recorded:

  • 3,058 confirmed cases since the pandemic began
  • six cases in the five days from May 10-14, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 91 deaths by May 14 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on February 25;
  • 109 deaths, as of April 30, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Huntingdonshire

Covid-19 case numbers fell in Huntingdonshire in the week to May 9.

There were 24 recorded, down seven (22.6 per cent), and the infection rate of 13.5 cases per 100,000 was below the national average.

Four areas recorded more than two cases. Yaxley and Farcet had five, while Sawtry and Gidding had four. There were three each in St Ives North and Huntingdon Sapley and Oxmoor.

Huntingdonshire has recorded:

  • 7,925 confirmed cases since the pandemic began
  • 22 cases in the five days from May 10-14, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 254 deaths by May 14 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on March 30
  • 295 deaths, as of April 30, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Fenland

Two more deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test were recorded in Fenland on May 14.

Case numbers were stable in the week to May 9, but the district’s infection rate of 23.6 per 100,000 remained above the national average.

There were 24 cases in the week, down one (four per cent), with eight in Wisbech South and Peckover, six in Whittlesey, three in Wisbech North and three in Doddington, Wimblington and Manea.

Fenland has recorded:

  • 5,640 confirmed cases since the pandemic began
  • 10 cases in the five days from May 10-14, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 209 deaths by May 14 within 28 days of a positive test, the last two of which were on May 14
  • 234 deaths, as of April 30, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Peterborough

The 67 cases recorded in Peterborough in the week to May 9 represented a fall of 28 (29.5 per cent) on the previous week.

The infection rate of 33.1 cases per 100,000 remained well above the national average, however.

West Town and Woodton, with eight cases, recorded the highest number, while three areas had seven each - Fengate and Parnwell, Hampton Vale, Peterborough Central,

Peterborough has recorded:

  • 15,806 confirmed cases since the pandemic began
  • 37 cases in the five days from May 10-14, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 338 deaths by May 14 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on April 16
  • 377 deaths, as of April 30, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

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