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Covid-19 infection rate rises everywhere in Cambridgeshire except Cambridge - and county has now recorded 999 deaths





Cambridgeshire has now recorded 999 deaths in which Covid-19 is on the death certificate.

Infection rates remain high across the county, and below we examine how it is affecting every district, at a neighbourhood level.

Daily case numbers in Cambridgeshire since the start of May. Graph: PHE
Daily case numbers in Cambridgeshire since the start of May. Graph: PHE

Cambridge welcomed a slight decline in infection numbers, although numbers remained significant there, but every other area of the county witnessed a rise.

There was an unwelcome milestone in Peterborough, as more than 1,000 cases were recorded.

Health authorities urged everyone over 16 to get a vaccination this week amid concern over infection rates and mixed vaccination rates by visiting one of the many walk-in clinics. With schools due to return soon, there is concern that the Delta variant will continue to wreak havoc.

Addenbrooke’s had 43 patients on its Covid wards on Tuesday (August 17), with nine of them on ventilation. It is witnessing daily admissions - typically four to seven a day.

At Royal Papworth Hospital, there were 11 Covid patients on its wards on Tuesday, with 10 of those on ventilation.

Across Cambridgeshire, there were 2,082 cases, up 73 (3.6 per cent) on the previous week. The infection rate was 316.8 cases per 100,000 people.

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

  • 42,612 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of August 20, 2021
  • 1,184 in the five days from August 16-20 according daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 816 deaths by August 20 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on August 16
  • 999 deaths, as of August 6, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

Vaccinations

Nearly four-fifths (79.7 per cent) of over-18s have had their first dose of a Covid-19 jab, while 69.5 per cent have had both.

However, the picture is very mixed, with data suggesting only 63.9 per cent have had their first dose in Cambridge and only 50.8 per cent having had both.

Cambridge

There were 463 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Cambridge in the week to August 15.

This was down 72 (13.5 per cent) on the previous week, and meant the infection rate was 370.2 cases per 100,000 people.

Every area of the city had more than 20 cases, with East Chesterton and Romsey recording 48 each, while Central and West Cambridge had 46.

There has been concern over the relatively low levels of vaccination in the city, prompting health authorities this week to urge everyone over 16 to get their jabs.

Cambridge has recorded:

  • 9,578 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of August 20, 2021
  • 256 in the five days from August 16-20, according daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 91 deaths by August 20 within 28 days of a positive test, including two on July 24, and one on July 23;
  • 136 deaths, as of August 6, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

South Cambridgeshire

There were 500 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the week to August 15 in South Cambridgeshire, which was up narrowly by six (1.2 per cent) on the previous week.

The infection rate was 310.7 cases per 100,000 people.

Worst hit was Papworth, Caxton and Fen Drayton, with 49 cases, while Cambourne had 45, as did Histon, Impington and Orchard Park. All areas had case numbers in double figures.

South Cambridgeshire has recorded:

  • 9,295 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of August 20, 2021
  • 288 cases in the five days from August 16-20, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 166 deaths by August 20 within 28 days of a positive test, with three on July 31
  • 209 deaths, as of August 6, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

East Cambridgeshire

Covid-19 case numbers rose by a fifth in the week to August 15 in East Cambridgeshire.

There were 328 cases, up 55 (20.1 per cent), which took the infection rate to 363.7 cases per 100,000 people.

Soham, in particular, witnessed a significant spike, with 78 cases - up from 35 last week. There were 49 cases in North Ely and 43 in Littleport, while in South Ely case numbers also more than double from 16 to 33.

The latest Covid-19 related death in the district occurred on August 16.

East Cambridgeshire has recorded:

  • 4,819 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of August 20, 2021
  • 150 cases in the five days from August 16-20, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 89 deaths by August 20 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on August 16
  • 110 deaths, as of August 6, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Huntingdonshire

Huntingdonshire witnessed a rise in Covid-19 cases in the week to August 15.

There were 523 cases, up 61 (13.2 per cent), taking the infection rate to 292.2 cases per 100,000 people.

Worst hit was Yaxley and Farcet, with 43 cases, although this was down from 51 the previous week. Little Paxton, Love's Farm and Great Gransden had 37, up from 30.

Huntingdonshire has recorded:

  • 11,667 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of August 20, 2021
  • 346 cases in the five days from August 16-20, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 257 deaths by August 20 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which were on August 2 and 3
  • 305 deaths, as of August 6, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Fenland

Fenland also witnessed a rise in Covid-19 cases, with 268 recorded, up 23 (9.4 per cent) on the previous week. The infection rate was 262.5 cases per 100,000 people.

Whittlesey, with 39, and Wisbech South and Peckover, with 34, were worst hit, and every area had case numbers in double figures.

Fenland has recorded:

  • 6,998 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of August 20, 2021
  • 167 cases in the five days from August 16-20, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 214 deaths by August 20 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on August 7
  • 239 deaths, as of August 6, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Peterborough

There were 1,028 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Peterborough in the week to August 15, making it one of the more highly infected places in the country.

This was up 78 (8.2 per cent) on the previous week and took the infection rate to 507.3 cases per 100,000.

West Town and Woodston had 75 cases, up from 42 the previous week, while case numbers more than doubled from 26 to 68. Fengate and Parnwell had 62, up from 34.

Peterborough has recorded:

  • 20,200 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of August 20, 2021
  • 646 cases in the five days from August 16-20, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 334 deaths by August 20 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which were on August 8 and 9
  • 383 deaths, as of August 6, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

The global picture

Vaccinations by country

Hospitalisations


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