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Covid-19 in Cambridgeshire: The complete picture for every area as three deaths are recorded but case numbers fall



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Three Covid-19 related deaths in a week have been recorded in Cambridgeshire.

They follow the recent rapid spread of the Delta variant of the virus, which has led to significant increases in case numbers.

A map showing Covid-19 infection levels to July 30. Map: PHE
A map showing Covid-19 infection levels to July 30. Map: PHE

Below, we analyse how the virus is affecting every area of the county in detail, down to a neighbourhood level.

There was better news in the county in terms of case numbers, with week-on-week declines in every district for the first time in weeks, mirroring the national picture.

In total, there were 1,602 recorded in the week to July 25, down 623 (28 per cent), with the end of school term potentially contributing to reduced numbers.

The infection rate was still 245.1 cases per 100,000 people, however.

Covid-19 infection numbers in Cambridgeshire to July 30. Graph PHE
Covid-19 infection numbers in Cambridgeshire to July 30. Graph PHE

The latest data shows Cambridgeshire, excluding Peterborough, has now recorded:

  • 36,792 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of July 30, 2021
  • 1,001 in the five days from July 26-30 according daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 808 deaths by July 30 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on July 27
  • 989 deaths, as of July 16, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

Vaccinations

Efforts to drive up vaccination rates are continuing - you can find a full list of walk-in vaccination sessions here.

As of July 29, some 882,735 vaccinations had been administered in Cambridgeshire (excluding Peterborough) - including 392,946 second doses.

Some 79.1 per cent of the county’s population has had a first dose - narrowly above the national average of 77.9 per cent. And 63.5 per cent have had a second dose - which is very close to the 63.2 per cent national average.

However, in Cambridge the figures are more concerning, with only 63.3 per cent having had a first dose, according to government data, and only 42.7 per cent having had a second dose. While fluctuating population numbers in the city may mean these proportions could be slight under-estimates, authorities have suggested Cambridge’s uptake is believed to be lower than many areas and have urged all over-18s to visit one of the many walk-in vaccination sites.

Cambridge

Cambridge recorded two Covid-19 related deaths on consecutive days - July 23 and 24 - the first in the city February.

They took the total number recorded in the city during the pandemic, within 28 days of a positive test, to 90. There have been 134 deaths in which Covid-19 has been mentioned in the death certificate.

Cambridge recorded 367 case of Covid-19 in the week to July 25, which was down 80 (17.9 per cent) on the previous week.

Arbury, with 37 cases, was worst affected, and was one of four areas in the city in which case numbers rose - the others being East Chesterton, King’s Hedges and Petersfield.

The departure of university students has coincided with significant falls in case numbers over recent weeks in Central and West Cambridge (down from 136 in the week of June 28-July 4 to 30 in the week of July 19-25) and in Eddington and Castle (down from 63 on June 28-July 4 to 12 in July 19-24).

Cambridge has recorded:

  • 8,159 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of July 30, 2021
  • 268 in the five days from July 26-30, according daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 90 deaths by July 30 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on July 24, with another on July 23;
  • 134 deaths, as of July 16, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

South Cambridgeshire

A Covid-19 related death was recorded in South Cambridgeshire on July 27 - the first in the district since April 27.

Case numbers fell by a third in the week to July 25. There were 369 cases, down 182 (33 per cent), taking the infection rate to 232 cases per 100,000 people.

Histon, Impington and Orchard Park was worst affected, with 39 cases, one down on the previous week, while Meldreth, Melbourn and Great Chishill had 31. Sawston, with nine, had the fewest.

South Cambridgeshire has recorded:

  • 7,895 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of July 30, 2021
  • 250 cases in the five days from July 26-30, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 163 deaths by July 30 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on July 27
  • 205 deaths, as of July 16, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

East Cambridgeshire

The number of Covid-19 cases in East Cambridgeshire has nearly halved in a week.

There were 159 in the week to July 25, down 153 (49 per cent) on the previous seven days.

The infection rate of 177 cases per 100,000 people was the lowest in the county.

Soham had 35 cases, but Little Downham and Sutton - which had recorded 22 case the previous week - had just three.

East Cambridgeshire has recorded:

  • 3,998 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of July 30, 2021
  • 129 cases in the five days from July 26-30, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 87 deaths by July 30 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on February 15
  • 110 deaths, as of July 16, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Huntingdonshire

A Covid-19 related death was recorded in Huntingdonshire on July 18 - the first since June 7.

But the district experienced a welcome drop in cases in the latest figures, with numbers falling by a quarter.

They remained significant, however, at 485 in the week to July 25 - down 169 (25.8 per cent) on the previous week. The infection rate was 272.5 cases per 100,000 people.

St Ives North, with 49 cases, was worst affected, with a number of areas experiencing case numbers in the 30s.

Huntingdonshire has recorded:

  • 10,203 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of July 30, 2021
  • 259 cases in the five days from July 26-30, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 255 deaths by July 30 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on July 18
  • 302 deaths, as of July 16, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Fenland

There was a relatively small drop in case numbers in Fenland, with 222 recorded in the week to July 25, down 39 (14.9 per cent) on the previous week.

A number of areas in the district recorded slight increases, including Wisbech South and Peckover, which had 35 cases, up from 30 the previous week. Whittlesey had 32 (up from 30) and Chatteris had 31 (up from 27).

Fenland has recorded:

  • 6,537 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of July 30, 2021
  • 96 cases in the five days from July 26-30, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 213 deaths by July 30 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on June 20
  • 238 deaths, as of July 16, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Peterborough

There were 552 Covid-19 cases in Peterborough in the week to July 25, down 111 (16.7 per cent) on the previous week.

The infection rate was 272.9 cases per 100,000.

Hampton Vale, with 55 cases, was worst affected, followed by Orton Malborne and Goldhay, with 42.

Peterborough has recorded:

  • 18,392 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of July 23, 2021
  • 437 cases in the five days from July 26-30, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 330 deaths by July 30 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on July 20, according to preliminary Public Health England data
  • 381 deaths, as of July 16, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

The global picture

In the UK, there were 197,902 cases confirmed in the seven days to July 30.

This was down by 111,840 (36.1 per cent) on the previous week.

However, the number of deaths rose week-on-week, with 503, up 101 (25.1 per cent).

Vaccinations by country

Hospitalisations

The number of Covid-19 patients admitted to hospital in the week to July 26 rose to 6,341, up 1,007 (18.9 per cent),

Read more

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