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Covid-19 cases in Cambridgeshire halve in a week: Full analysis and data by neighbourhood



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The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Cambridgeshire has halved week-on-week.

There were 153 in the county in the seven days to April 4, down 153 (50 per cent) on the previous week.

Coronavirus case numbers have halved in a week in Cambridgeshire
Coronavirus case numbers have halved in a week in Cambridgeshire

The infection rate of 23.4 cases per 100,000 people is slightly lower than the national average.

Below, we take a look at each area in detail, showing how case numbers have changed at a neighbourhood level.

The significant drop in case numbers comes ahead of the next stage of the government’s relaxation of Covid rules, which comes on Monday (April 12), when pub gardens, non-essential retail, traders such as hairdressers and gyms are allowed to reopen.

The county has now had 27,537 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, including 71 cases in the four days from April 5-8.

Public Health England, which compiles the data, has removed from recent case numbers nationally those people who had a positive rapid lateral flow test but who were found to be negative when they followed it up with a more accurate PCR test. This took out 8,010 cases nationwide.

Daily Covid-19 case numbers in Cambridgeshire. Graphic: PHE
Daily Covid-19 case numbers in Cambridgeshire. Graphic: PHE

In Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, NHS data shows 90.3 per cent of those aged 50-54 have had at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, as have 96.4 per cent of those aged 55-59.

One more Covid-19 death within 28 days of a positive test was recorded in the county, however, on Friday (April 9), taking the total to 795 since the pandemic began.

As of March 26, there were 956 deaths in the county mentioning Covid-19 on the certificate. These figures exclude Peterborough, which features separately below.

Cambridge

Cambridge has witnessed a 61.2 per cent reduction in Covid-19 cases, week-on-week.

There were 19 in the week to April 4, down 30 on the previous week.

This meant the infection rate was just 15.2 cases per 100,000 people - the lowest it has been since the end of September.

Just four areas recorded more than two cases - Cherry Hinton, East Chesterton and Petersfield had three each, while there were four in Trumpington.

There have now been 5,599 confirmed cases in Cambridge since the pandemic began. Daily case data shows 11 cases in the four days from April 5-8.

Cambridge has recorded:

  • 86 deaths by April 9 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on February 25
  • 133 deaths, as of March 26, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

South Cambridgeshire

South Cambridgeshire recorded just 20 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the week to April 4.

This was down by 29 (59.2 per cent) on the previous week.

The infection rate of 12.6 cases per 100,000 people, which is well below the national average, was the lowest since the end of September.

Only one area recorded more than two cases - Duxford, Whittlesford and the Abingtons had three.

There have now been 5,733 confirmed cases in the district since the pandemic began, including 11 cases in the four days from April 5-8, according to daily case data, which is subject to change.

South Cambridgeshire has recorded:

  • 156 deaths by April 9 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on March 22
  • 197 deaths, as of March 26, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

East Cambridgeshire

There were 28 cases in East Cambridgeshire in the week to April 4, down four (12.5 per cent) on the previous week.

This meant the infection rate was 31.2 cases per 100,000 people, which remains above the national average.

Soham had nine cases, while Littleport had seven, Haddenham, Stretham and Witchford had five and South Ely had three. All other areas had 0-2 cases.

There have now been 2,988 cases confirmed in the district since the pandemic began, including 11 in the four days from April 5-8, according to daily case data, which is subject to change.

East Cambridgeshire has recorded:

  • 93 deaths by April 9 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on Friday April 2
  • 108 deaths, as of March 26, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Huntingdonshire

There was a welcome fall in confirmed Covid-19 cases of 57.7 per cent in the week to April 4 in Huntingdonshire.

It recorded 41 cases, down 56 on the previous week, taking the infection rate to 23 cases per 100,000 people, which was narrowly below the national average.

There have now been 7,765 confirmed cases in the district since the pandemic began, including 12 in the four days from April 5-8, according to daily case data, which could yet be updated.

Huntingdonshire has recorded:

  • 254 deaths by April 9 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on Friday (April 9)
  • 287 deaths, as of March 26, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Fenland

The number of confirmed cases in Fenland has fallen by 43 per cent week-on-week.

There were 45 in the week to April 4, down 34 (43 per cent) on the previous week.

The infection rate was 44.2 cases per 100,000 - which was still notably above the national average.

Wisbech South and Peckover had the highest number of cases, with nine.

There have been 5,452 confirmed cases in Fenland since the pandemic began, with daily case data - which is subject to change - showing a further 26 in the four days from April 4-8.

Fenland has recorded:

206 deaths by April 9 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on March 17;

231 deaths, as of March 26, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Peterborough

There were 126 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the week to April 4, down 78 (38.2 per cent) on the previous week.

The infection rate of 62.3 cases per 100,000 people remained well above the national average.

Dogsthorpe, with 18 cases, was the worst hit area, with Stanground recording the second highest, with 14.

A further 78 cases were recorded from April 5-8 according to daily case data, which is subject to change, taking the total in Peterborough since the pandemic began to 15,340.

Peterborough has recorded:

  • 338 deaths by April 9within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on March 25
  • 374 deaths, as of March 26, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

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