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Covid-19 in Cambridgeshire: Case numbers by area and latest on vaccination roll-out in county



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The Covid-19 infection rate is now below the national average in Cambridgeshire, the latest data shows.

Below, we analyse in detail the figures for every area of the county, down to a neighbourhood level.

Daily case numbers of Covid-19 in Cambridgeshire during 2021. Graph: PHE
Daily case numbers of Covid-19 in Cambridgeshire during 2021. Graph: PHE

There were 76 cases across Cambridgeshire for the week to May 16, down five (6.2 per cent) on the previous seven-day period.

The infection rate of 11.6 cases per 100,000 people was below the national average of 21.6.

Some areas - such as Bedford (123.5 case per 100,000) - are recording much higher rates due to the spread of the Indian variant of the virus.

Public Health England has, as of May 21, revised the recording of its daily data, removing reported cases that subsequently prove to test negative, which can happen when positive rapid lateral flow tests are followed up by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests within three days. This means total case numbers have gone down.

An illustration of the Covid-19 virus
An illustration of the Covid-19 virus

The updates figures show Cambridgeshire, excluding Peterborough, has now recorded:

  • 28,299 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of May 21, 2021
  • 36 in the five days from May 17-21, according daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 799 deaths by May 21 within 28 days of a positive test
  • 978 deaths, as of May 7, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

Data up to 17 May shows 46,877 people aged 40-44 in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have now had their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and 33,324 of them have had their second dose. It means 82.8 per cent of this age group have had at least one jab, as have 85.4 per cent of those in the age 45-49 bracket.

Half (49.9 per cent) of those aged 60-64 have had both doses now.

More than nine out of 10 aged 50 and over have had at least one dose, and a total of 766,734 jabs have been administered.

The data comes as the world’s first booster vaccine study was launched in the Eastern region.

Cambridge

Cambridge had 19 confirmed cases in the week to May 16, up one (5.6 per cent) on the previous seven day period.

The infection rate of 15.2 cases per 100,000 was slightly above the national average, but indicated that there had been no widespread transmission of the Indian variant of the virus following confirmation that it was found in the city during April. A major public health effort to isolate individuals helped limit that outbreak to about a dozen cases, as reported last week.

In the latest figures, only Trumpington, with six cases, East Chesterton, with four, and Petersfield, with three, had more than two infections.

Cambridge has recorded:

  • 5,836 confirmed cases since the pandemic began
  • seven in the five days from May 17-21, according daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 87 deaths by May 21 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on February 25;
  • 134 deaths, as of May 7, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

South Cambridgeshire

South Cambridgeshire had 15 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the week to May 16, which was up three (25 per cent) on the previous week.

The infection rate of 9.4 cases per 100,000 was below the national average.

Only two areas - Duxford, Whittlesford and the Abingtons, along with Histon, Impington and Orchard Park - had more than two cases, and they recorded just three each.

South Cambridgeshire has recorded:

  • 5,846 confirmed cases since the pandemic began
  • seven cases in the five days from May 17-21, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 158 deaths by May 21 within 28 days of a positive test
  • 205 deaths, as of May 7, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

East Cambridgeshire

There were only four cases of Covid-19 recorded in the district in the week to May 16, down seven (63.6 per cent) on the previous week.

The infection rate of 4.5 cases per 100,000 was well below the national average and no area recorded more than two cases.

East Cambridgeshire has recorded:

  • 3,053 confirmed cases since the pandemic began
  • six cases in the five days from May 17-21, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 93 deaths by May 21 within 28 days of a positive test
  • 109 deaths, as of May 7, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Huntingdonshire

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Huntingdonshire in the seven days to May 16 rose by 11 (57.9 per cent) to 30 compared to the previous week.

Eight of these were in Huntingdon Sapley and Oxmoor, with five in Huntingdon Hartford and three in Sawtry and Gidding.

The infection rate of 16.9 cases per 100,000 people was above the national average.

Huntingdonshire has recorded:

  • 7,928 confirmed cases since the pandemic began
  • 12 cases in the five days from May 17-21, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 254 deaths by May 21 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on March 30
  • 295 deaths, as of May 7, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Fenland

For the first time since the week of August 30-September 6, no area of Fenland recorded more than two cases in the week to May 16.

There were only eight cases in the district, down 13 (61.9 per cent), taking the infection rate to 7.9 cases per 100,000, which was below the national average.

Fenland has recorded:

  • 5,636 confirmed cases since the pandemic began
  • four cases in the five days from May 17-21, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 207 deaths by May 21 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on April 30
  • 235 deaths, as of May 7, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Peterborough

There were 53 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Peterborough for the week to May 16, down 11 (17.2 per cent) on the previous week.

The infection rate of 26.2 cases per 100,000 remained well above the national average, however.

Walton, with six cases, had the highest figure for any area of Peterborough.

Peterborough has recorded:

  • 15,841 confirmed cases since the pandemic began
  • 30 cases in the five days from May 17-21, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 340 deaths by May 21 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on May 21, according to preliminary Public Health England data
  • 377 deaths, as of May 7, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

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