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Covid-19 cases fall by a third in a week in Cambridgeshire - but infection rate remains above average





There has been a drop in Covid-19 cases of more than a third in Cambridgeshire.

There were 4,854 cases in the week to February 13, down 2,642 (34.8 per cent) on the previous seven days.

Below, we look at how every area of the county was affected, along with the latest on hospitalisations and vaccinations.

The infection rate was 753.8 cases per 100,000 people. This was above the national average of 565.

Cases have fallen in all age groups, except in the over–80s.

There has been a substantial decline in the infection rate of those aged 5-9 and 10-14, although the latter still has the highest rate.

Cambridgeshire, excluding Peterborough, has now recorded:

  • 166,110 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of February 18, 2022
  • 2,813 in the five days from February 14-18 according daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 999 deaths by February 18 within 28 days of a positive test, including one on February 16, two on each of February 13, 12, 11 and 9, one on February 10 and five on February 7
  • 1,158 deaths, as of February 4, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

Hospitalisations

Cambridge University Hospitals had 42 Covid-19 patients on its wards on Friday (February 18), compared to 61 the previous Friday. Twelve of those were in critical care.

At Royal Papworth, there were 8 Covid-19 patients on February 15, three fewer than a week earlier. Eight of them were in ventilation beds.

Vaccinations

Some 1,489,842 vaccinations have been administered in Cambridgeshire.

More than four-fifths (82.1 per cent) of all those aged over 12 have had their first dose, while more than three-quarters (77.6 per cent) have had their second. But only 63.7 per cent have had their third or booster dose so far.

Jabs are available on a walk-on basis at all Cambridgeshire’s large-scale vaccination sites.

Booking is available if preferred via www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine.

Cambridge

There were 1,266 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Cambridge in the week to February 13, down 662 (34.3 per cent).

The infection rate was down to 1,012.3 cases per 100,000 people. The city had the 11th highest infection rate in the country, having previously had the highest in the country.

Central and West Cambridge, with 200 cases, remained the worst affected area, but this was down from 322 the previous week.

Cambridge has recorded:

  • 34,130 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of February 18, 2022
  • 711 in the five days from February 14-18, according daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 124 deaths by February 18 within 28 days of a positive test, including one on February 16, on on February 13, two on February 12 and one on February 11
  • 160 deaths, as of February 4, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

South Cambridgeshire

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases fell by more than a third in a week in South Cambridgeshire.

There were 1,239 cases, down 705 (36.3 per cent) on the previous week, taking the infection rate down to 770 cases per 100,000 people.

But cases rose in Histon, Impington and Orchard Park, with 135 recorded, up from 124 the previous week. By contrast, in Cambourne the numbers halved from 190 to 92.

South Cambridgeshire has recorded:

  • 40,427 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of February 18, 2022
  • 717 cases in the five days from February 14-18, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 199 deaths by February 18 within 28 days of a positive test, the latest of which were on February 10 and 9, with two on February 7
  • 236 deaths, as of February 4, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

East Cambridgeshire

There was a significant drop in cases in East Cambridgeshire, with 636 recorded in the week to February 13, down 384 (37.6 per cent).

The infection rate fell to 705.3 cases per 100,000 people.

North Ely, with 110 cases, and Soham, with 106, were worst hit.

East Cambridgeshire has recorded:

  • 20,893 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of February 18, 2022
  • 368 cases in the five days from February 14-18, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 105 deaths by February 18 within 28 days of a positive test, the latest of which was on January 14
  • 130 deaths, as of February 4, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Huntingdonshire

There were 1,043 cases in Huntingdonshire in the week to February 13, which was down 453 (30.3 per cent) on the previous week.

The infection rate fell to 582.7 cases per 100,000.

Ramsey, with 81 cases, had the highest number, down from 113.

Huntingdonshire has recorded:

  • 45,212 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of February 18, 2022
  • 603 cases in the five days from February 14-18, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 313 deaths by February 18 within 28 days of a positive test, with the latest on February 13, 9 and 7
  • 352 deaths, as of February 4, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Fenland

Covid-19 cases fell by more than a third in a week.

There were 770 in the week to February 13, down 438 (36.3 per cent).

The infection rate was 754.3 cases per 100,000 people.

Wisbech North was worst hit, with 107 cases, while Chatteris had 101.

Fenland has recorded:

  • 25,448 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of February 18, 2022
  • 414 cases in the five days from February 14-18, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 258 deaths by February 18 within 28 days of a positive test, the latest of which were on February 11 and 2
  • 280 deaths, as of February 4, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Peterborough

There were 1,463 cases in the week to February 13, down 916 (38.5 per cent) on the previous seven days.

The infection rate was 722 cases per 100,000 people.

Hampton Vale had the highest number of cases, with 167, while West Town and Woodston had 155.

Peterborough has recorded:

  • 64,657 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of February 18, 2022
  • 700 cases in the five days from February 14-18, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 460 deaths by February 4 within 28 days of a positive test, including deaths on February 17 and 12, with two on February 10
  • 460 deaths, as of February 4, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

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