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Covid-19 in Cambridgeshire: Analysis of infection rates for every neighbourhood as effect of lockdown revealed



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There are strong signs that lockdown restrictions have been working to bring down infection rates across Cambridgeshire.

Coronavirus infection rates have fallen during lockdown
Coronavirus infection rates have fallen during lockdown

Lockdown was introduced as many areas across the county were recording record high number of cases, but the infection rate has been falling since and is now below the national average everywhere except Peterborough.

Below, we analyse the latest number of cases for every area of the county and, with our new timeline charts, show how the picture has changed over recent months.

Cases fell significantly in Cambridge in the latest figures, driven by a reduction in cases at the University of Cambridge.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will be in Tier 2 of the government’s Covid restrictions when lockdown ends on December 2.

Health authorities hope that this will be enough to keep infection rates down ahead of Christmas.

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Here you can search for the latest number of cases and infection rates for any area in England since the start of the pandemic - toggle the date to bring the latest cases to the top.

Below, you can see details of every neighbourhood in Cambridgeshire.

Cambridge

Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Cambridge have declined significantly week on week, with 140 from November 16-22, compared to 309 in week of November 8-15.

Key to this was a decline in cases at the University of Cambridge, which reported 52 in the latest figures from its testing regime, compared to a record high of 234 the previous week.

It brought Cambridge’s infection rate per 100,000 down to 112.2 cases per 100,000 - compared to 247.6 for the week of 8-15.

Central and West Cambridge had 32 cases, down from 113 the previou week.

Overall, Cambridge has now had 1,844 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, with 113 in the 10 days to November 24.

The latest coronavirus-related death in Cambridge was on November 19. It takes the total number mentioning Covid-19 on the death certificate to 83, with 47 of those occurring within 28 days of a positive test.

Timeline of cases

South Cambridgeshire

There were 100 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the week to November 22, down from 166 the previous week. It brought the infection rate down to 62.9 cases per 100,000, from 104.3, making it the least affected area of the county for the week.

It prompted South Cambridgeshire’s Conservative MP, Anthony Browne, to express disappointment that the district would be in Tier 2 from December 2, like the rest of the county, although he urged everyone to abide by the restrictions to ensure infection rates stay low.

The worst affected area in the latest figures was Fulbourn and Teversham with 10 cases.

There have been two deaths in the last week in which Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. It takes the total to 64, with 43 that occurred within 28 days of a positive test.

Timeline of cases

East Cambridgeshire

East Cambridgeshire remains one of the areas with the lowest infection rates, but the whole county faces Tier 2 restrictions from December 2.

There were 76 cases from November 16-22, up from the 60 recorded from November 8-15.

North Ely, Soham and Burwell all recorded 10 cases or more for the latest week.

The infection rate was 84.6 per 100,000 people, up from 66.8 a week earlier.

The total number of laboratory-confirmed cases since the pandemic began is now 613.

There have been 52 deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate, including 36 within 28 days of a positive test.

Timeline of cases

Huntingdonshire

Huntingdonshire recorded 118 cases from November 16-22, down from 183 in the week of November 8-15, and the infection rate per 100,000 has dropped from 102.8 cases per 100,000 people to 66.3.

Only Yaxley and Farcet, with 14 infections, recorded case numbers in double figures for the latest week.

There have been 139 deaths in the district with Covid-19 on the death certificate, including 117 within 28 days of a positive test.

Timeline of cases

Fenland

There were 114 cases in the week of November 16-22, down from 147 the previous week, and the infection rate fell from 144.3 cases per 100,000 to 111.9.

Wisbech South and Peckover, with 27 infections, remained the worst affected area.

There have been 87 deaths in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate, including three in the last week, and 80 of those deaths occurred within 28 days of a positive test.

Timeline of cases

Peterborough

The 402 confirmed Covid-19 cases recorded in Peterborough for the week of November 16-22 represented a slight decline from the 432 seen the previous week, and reduced the infection rate from 213.6 cases per 100,000 to 198.8, but this remains above the national average. Cases remain widespread across all areas, with Central Park worst affected, with 42 cases in the latest week.

There have now been 4,241 cases in Peterborough since the outbreak began, and 128 deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate, with five in the last week. This included 117 deaths within 28 days of a positive test, including three of the five deaths from the last week.

Timeline

How many Covid-19 cases and deaths have there been in Cambridgeshire?

Cambridgeshire has now had 6,998 cases since the pandemic began and recorded 425 deaths where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate - including five in the last week. Of these deaths, 323 came within 28 days of a positive test.

These figures exclude Peterborough, which is covered above.

How many schools in Cambridgeshire are affected?

There remain significant numbers of cases recorded at schools. A total of 182 staff and 1,067 pupils in Cambridgeshire (excluding Peterborough) were recorded as self-isolating in the latest figures. Figures released by Cambridgeshire County Council for the week commencing November 16 show that 63 schools have been affected. There are 15 affected schools in Cambridge, along with 16 in South Cambridgeshire, seven in East Cambridgeshire, 20 in Huntingdonshire and five in Fenland.

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