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Covid-19 cases by area of Cambridgeshire: Lowest numbers of the year recorded but infection rate above average



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Covid-19 case numbers fell by more than a third in Cambridgeshire in the week to May 2, but the infection rate remains slightly above the national average.

Below, we detail at a neighbourhood level how every area of the county has been affected.

Many areas of Cambridgeshire recorded 0-2 cases (white) in the week to May 2, 2021 (46958262)
Many areas of Cambridgeshire recorded 0-2 cases (white) in the week to May 2, 2021 (46958262)

Countywide, there were 120 confirmed cases, which was down 74 (38.1 per cent) on the previous week, and the lowest of the year. The infection rate was 18.4 cases per 100,000 people.

Ahead of the May bank holiday, Cambridge City Council’s chief executive had issued a warning to the public to maintain social distancing and follow all the Covid-19 guidelines. That advice appears to have been heeded in the city as it recorded its first drop in case numbers for several weeks.

In fact, case numbers fell everywhere except in Huntingdonshire, where there was a small rise.

By May 2, some 91,209 people under the age of 45 in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough had received their first Covid-19 vaccination, and 78.5 per cent of people aged 45-49 had received at least one dose.

More than nine out of 10 people aged over 50 in the area have had at least one dose, with a total of 673,385 jabs administered by May 2.

On Friday, it was confirmed that under-40s will be offered an alternative to the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab.

Cambridgeshire, excluding Peterborough, has now recorded:

  • 28,196 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of May 7, 2021
  • 61 in the five days from April 26-30, according daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 798 deaths by May 7 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on April 30;
  • 975 deaths, as of April 23, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

Cambridge

After three weeks of Covid-19 cases climbing in Cambridge, there was relief to see numbers tumble in the week to May 2.

There were 35 recorded, down 31 (47 per cent) on the previous seven days.

The infection rate of 28 cases per 100,000 was still well above the national average, however.

Trumpington was the only area to record a defined increase in cases, with eight, up from three the previous week.

Cambridge has recorded:

  • 5,799 confirmed cases since the pandemic began
  • 12 in the five days from May 3-7, according daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 86 deaths by May 7 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on February 25
  • 134 deaths, as of April 23, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

South Cambridgeshire

Following a rise in cases the previous week, numbers more than halved in South Cambridgeshire in the week to May 2.

It recorded 17 confirmed Covid-19 infections, down by 21 (55.3 per cent) on the previous seven days.

This took the infection rate down to 10.7 cases per 100,000, which is below the national average and the lowest number in the district this year.

For the first time since August 2020, no area of the district recorded more than two cases.

South Cambridgeshire has recorded:

  • 5,845 confirmed cases since the pandemic began
  • 12 cases in the five days from May 3-7, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 158 deaths by May 7 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on April 27
  • 204 deaths, as of April 23, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

East Cambridgeshire

Confirmed cases numbers fell by a quarter in the week to May 2 in East Cambridgeshire.

There were 12 cases, down four (25 per cent), which took the infection rate to 13.4 cases per 100,000, which is below the national average.

Five of the cases were in Isleham, Fordham and Chippenham, while four were in Littleport.

East Cambridgeshire has recorded:

  • 3,047 confirmed cases since the pandemic began
  • five cases in the five days from May 3-7, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 93 deaths by May 7 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on Friday April 2;
  • 108 deaths, as of April 23, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Huntingdonshire

Huntingdonshire was the only place in the county to record a rise in Covid-19 cases in the week to May 2.

But the numbers rose by just two (6.9 per cent) to 31, compared to the previous week.

The infection rate of 17.4 cases per 100,000 people was above the national average, however.

Case numbers doubled week-on-week in Yaxley and Farcet from four to eight, while Godmanchester had three cases, Huntingdon Central and West recorded four, as did Somersham, Riptons and Raveleys.

Huntingdonshire has recorded:

  • 7,894 confirmed cases since the pandemic began
  • 19 cases in the five days from May 3-7, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 254 deaths by May 7 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on March 30
  • 295 deaths, as of April 23, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Fenland

Fenland’s infection rate - 24.5 cases per 100,000 people - remains above the national average, despite a fall in case numbers in the week to May 2.

There were 25 cases, down 20 (44.4 per cent) on the previous seven days.

Whittlesey, with 16 cases, was the worst hit area in Cambridgeshire, while Wisbech continued to record infections, with six in Wisbech North, eight in Wisbech South and Peckover and five in Wisbech St Mary, Waldersea and Christchurch. Meanwhile, March East had five confirmed cases.

Fenland has recorded:

  • 5,611 confirmed cases since the pandemic began
  • 13 cases in the five days from May 3-7, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 207 deaths by May 7 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on April 30
  • 234 deaths, as of April 23, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Peterborough

Case numbers were stable in Peterborough, but the infection rate continues to be one of the highest in the country.

There were 95 confirmed Covid-19 infections in the week to May 2, down one (one per cent) on the previous week. The infection rate was 47 cases per 100,000 people.

Worst affected was Stanground, with 11 cases, up from six the previous week, while three areas - Fengate and Parnwell, Hampton Vale, and Peterborough Central - each had nine.

Peterborough has recorded:

  • 15,746 confirmed cases since the pandemic began
  • 58 cases in the five days from May 3-7, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 339 deaths by May 7 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on April 16
  • 377 deaths, as of April 23, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

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