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Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Cambridgeshire schools

Almost 1,900 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Cambridgeshire’s schools, latest figures show.

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The data, which covers the week commencing December 6, reveals there were 1,884 across 312 settings, education authority Cambridgeshire County Council has confirmed.

This is an increase on 1,443 cases across 283 education settings for the week commencing Monday, November 29 which followed a huge increase on the 888 cases across 197 settings in the previous week.

This was up from 663 the week before that and 603 in the week commencing November 8.

Cambridgeshire County Council’s director of public Jyoti Atri told a meeting of the adults and health committee on Thursday that Covid rates in Cambridge, Huntingdonshire and South Cambs were higher than they have ever been.

She said: “So this is still quite a precarious situation for us. The rates are largely driven at the moment by the school age population and are increasing in the primary school age population.”

The county council has confirmed it will be briefing headteachers early next term about any additional measures which may be required in schools.

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