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Covid-19 case numbers rose for the second week running in Cambridgeshire.

There were 198 cases, up 17 (9.4 per cent), across the county, amid signs that the relaxation of lockdown rules may be causing the number of infections to creep up - although nowhere near the level seen in the first few months of the year.

Daily Covid-19 case numbers in Cambridgeshire since January 1. Graph: PHE
Daily Covid-19 case numbers in Cambridgeshire since January 1. Graph: PHE

Below, we detail how every area was affected and present the figures at a neighbourhood level.

Cambridgeshire’s infection rate of 30.3 cases per 100,000 was above the national average - and double that of neighbouring Norfolk (14.8). It was also well above Suffolk (20.8), Essex (12.7), Hertfordshire (18.4), Bedford (19) and Central Bedfordshire (19.4).

However, Peterborough - detailed separately below - continued to fare worse, with an infection rate of 47 cases per 100,000.

At a more local level, Cambridge virtually matched this (46.5), while Fenland (54) recorded the highest infection rate in the region due to outbreaks in Wisbech and Chatteris in particular.

By April 18, 592,133 vaccinations had been administered in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, with 55.1 per cent of those aged 45-49 receiving a first dose, along with more than nine out of 10 of all those aged 50 and over.

Cambridgeshire has now recorded:

  • 27,935 confirmed cases since the pandemic began
  • 167 in the five days from April 19-23, according daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 795 deaths by April 23 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on April 16;
  • 968 deaths, as of April 9, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

Cambridge

Confirmed cases of Covid-19 rose for the second week in Cambridge.

There were 58 recorded in the seven days to April 18, up 13 (28.9 per cent), taking the infection rate to 46.5 cases per 100,000 people, which is well above the national average.

East Barnwell and Abbey, which recorded 19 cases in the previous seven-day period, had 13 in the week to April 18.

There was also a mini spike in Coleridge, where 13 cases were also recorded.

There were also rises in Central and West Cambridge, which had five cases, up from 0-2, Eddington and Castle, which had four, up from 0-2, Romsey, which recorded three, up from 0-2, and Trumpington, where there were five, up from three.

Cambridge has recorded:

  • 5,722 confirmed cases since the pandemic began
  • 47 in the five days from April 19-23, according daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 86 deaths by April 23 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on February 25
  • 133 deaths, as of April 9, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

South Cambridgeshire

Covid-19 case numbers stayed level in South Cambridgeshire in the week to April 18.

There were 31 recorded, as there were in the previous week, which meant the infection rate stayed at 19.5 cases per 100,000 people, narrowly above the national average.

Cambourne recorded four cases, up from 0-2, numbers that were matched in Milton, Fen Ditton and Quy.

South Cambridgeshire has recorded:

  • 5,803 confirmed cases since the pandemic began
  • 31 cases in the five days from April 19-23, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 157 deaths by April 23 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on April 16
  • 201 deaths, as of April 9, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

East Cambridgeshire

Covid-19 case numbers fell in the district in the week to April 18.

There were only 12 recorded, down 11 (47.8 per cent), take the infection rate to 13.4 cases per 100,000, below the national average.

All areas recorded 0-2 cases.

East Cambridgeshire has recorded:

  • 3,019 confirmed cases since the pandemic began
  • 7 cases in the five days from April 19-23, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 93 deaths by April 23 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on Friday April 2
  • 108 deaths, as of April 9, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Huntingdonshire

Confirmed cases of Covid-19 rose by 12 (40 per cent) to 42 in Huntingdonshire in the week to April 18.

The infection rate of 23.6 cases per 100,000 was slightly above the national average.

But the highest number in any area was four - recorded in Sawtry and Gidding. A handful of places recorded three cases.

Huntingdonshire has recorded:

  • 7,834 confirmed cases since the pandemic began
  • 16 cases in the five days from April 19-23, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 253 deaths by April 23 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on April 16
  • 293 deaths, as of April 9, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Fenland

Clusters of cases in Wisbech and Chatteris were behind Fenland recording the highest infection rate in the East of England and one of the higher numbers across the country for the week to April 18.

Case numbers grew slightly - by three (5.8 per cent) to 55 - compared to the previous week, taking the infection rate to 54 cases per 100,000.

There were 25 cases in Wisbech North, making it the worst affected place in Cambridgeshire, while Wisbech South and Peckover had 10. There were 12 in Chatteris and three in Whittlesey. Everywhere else in Wisbech recorded 0-2 cases.

Fenland has recorded:

  • 5,557 confirmed cases since the pandemic began
  • 39 cases in the five days from April 19-23, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 206 deaths by April 16 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on March 17
  • 233 deaths, as of April 9, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Peterborough

Covid-19 case numbers fell by more than a third in Peterborough in the week to April 18.

There were 95 recorded, down 57 (37.5 per cent) on the previous week.

The infection rate of 47 case per 100,000 remained much higher than the national average, however.

For the first time in months, no area recorded case numbers in double figures. North Bretton and Westwood, with nine, had the highest figure.

Peterborough has recorded:

  • 15,561 confirmed cases since the pandemic began
  • 72 cases in the five days from April 19-23, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 338 deaths by April 23 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on March 25
  • 375 deaths, as of April 9, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

The global picture

The world has just had its worst week yet for Covid-19 cases, with 5.2 million in a week, as it spreads in countries ill-equipped to deal with it. India alone recorded 332,991 on April 22.

And the world has past three milion deaths from Covid-19.

The following graph shows the huge spike in cases in India.

Global figures are, of course, affected by different testing regimes.

Vaccinations

The UK vaccination programme is ahead of most others in the world.


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