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Covid-19 infections rise in most areas of Cambridgeshire - find out how your neighbourhood is faring





The Covid-19 infection rate increased in nearly every area of Cambridgeshire in the week to September 5.

Daily Covid-19 case numbers in Cambridgeshire since June 1, 2011. Graph: PHE
Daily Covid-19 case numbers in Cambridgeshire since June 1, 2011. Graph: PHE

The number of cases rose in Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire, East Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire. Only Fenland witnessed a small decline, although it also recorded the highest infection rate in the county, excluding Peterborough.

Below, we examine the latest data for every area of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough down to a neighbourhood level, along with the latest information on vaccinations and hospitalisations.

Overall, Cambridgeshire recorded 2,142 cases in the week, up 154 (7.7 per cent) on the previous week. The infection rate of 325.9 cases per 100,000 people was below the national average of 392.1, however.

Health authorities will be closely watching the figures in the coming days and weeks to understand the impact of the return of schools.

Cambridgeshire, excluding Peterborough, has now recorded:

  • 48,811 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of September 10, 2021
  • 1,187 in the five days from September 6-10 according daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 831 deaths by September 10 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which were on September 8, 7, 5, with three on September 3
  • 1,008 deaths, as of August 27, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.
The map shows infection levels across the county for the week to September 5, 2011. Map: PHE
The map shows infection levels across the county for the week to September 5, 2011. Map: PHE

Vaccinations

As of Thursday, September 9, there had been 969,512 vaccinations administered in Cambridgeshire, where fourth-fifths of over-16s (79.6 per cent) have had one jab and 72.7 per cent have had both.

The proportion vaccinated in Cambridge continues to lag behind the county and national average. Some 102,493 people have had their first dose in the city, which official figures suggest is 63.9 per cent of the population, while 90,133 have had both doses (56.2 per cent). Uncertainty over the population of Cambridge, which fluctuates significantly, means the percentages may be a slight underestimate, but authorities remain concerned about take-up and have urged all over-16s to visit a walk-in centre.

A further 135,268 jabs have been administered in Peterborough, where the proportion of those that have received one dose (69 per cent) or two (60.5 per cent) is lagging behind Cambridgehire’s.

Large-scale walk-in vaccination centres across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are opening increased hours seven days a week now schools have returned. You can find a full list of times and dates for walk-in sites here.

Hospitalisations

There were 36 Covid patients on the wards at Addenbrooke’s on Tuesday, September 7, with 12 on ventilation.

This took the number admitted since the start of the pandemic to 2,278.

The hospital has admitted between one and eight Covid patients each day throughout August and September so far.

At the Royal Papworth, which has specialist facilities, there were 13 Covid patients on its wards on September 7, with 11 on ventilation. It has admitted 329 since the start of the pandemic.

Cambridge

The number of Covid-19 cases rose in Cambridge in the week to September 5.

There were 325 recorded, up 20 (6.6 per cent) on the previous seven days, taking the infection rate to 259.9 cases per 100,000 people, which was below the national average of 392.1.

All areas had case numbers in double figures, but East Barnwell and Abbey, with 44 cases, and Trumpington, with 38, were worst hit. Eddington and Castle, with 11, had the fewest.

There have been three Covid-related deaths in the city this month.

Cambridge has recorded:

  • 10,578 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of September 10, 2021
  • 190 in the five days from September 6-10, according daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 96 deaths by September 10 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on September 8, with two on September 3
  • 137 deaths, as of August 27, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

South Cambridgeshire

South Cambridgeshire recorded more than 500 cases in a week as the infection rate rose by nearly a fifth week-on-week.

The 504 recorded in the seven days to September 5 was up 77 (18 per cent) on the previous week and took the infection rate to 313.2 cases per 100,000 people.

Case numbers rose significantly in Histon, Impington and Orchard Park from 23 to 54, while in Longstanton, Swavesey and Oakington the number of infections rose from 31 to 46.

Cambourne, with 38 cases, as last week, was the third worst affected, while Great Shelford and Stapleford, with 10 cases, had the fewest.

One Covid-related death has been recorded in the district this month.

South Cambridgeshire has recorded:

  • 10,701 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of September 10, 2021
  • 288 cases in the five days from September 6-10, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 167 deaths by September 10 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which were on September 5, August 24 and 22
  • 211 deaths, as of August 27, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

East Cambridgeshire

There were 250 confirmed Covid-19 cases in East Cambridgeshire in the week to September 5, up 29 (13.1 per cent) on the previous week.

This took the infection rate up to 277.2 cases per 100,000 people.

Worst affected was North Ely, with 51 cases, up from 30, while in South Ely case numbers more than double from 14 to 29. There has been one Covid-related death in the district this month.

East Cambridgeshire has recorded:

  • 5,534 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of September 10, 2021
  • 113 cases in the five days from September 6-10, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 90 deaths by September 10 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on September 7
  • 111 deaths, as of August 27, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Huntingdonshire

Huntingdonshire also witnessed a rise in cases in the week to September 5, with 659 recorded, up 35 (5.6 per cent) on the previous week. This took the infection rate to 368.2 cases per 100,000 people.

Worst affected were Houghton, Hemingford and Fenstanton, where numbers more than doubled in a week from 20 to 55. St Neots Eynesbury had 52 cases, up from 44, while Yaxley and Farcet had 50, down on 54 from last week.

Huntingdonshire has recorded:

  • 13,452 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of September 10, 2021
  • 344 cases in the five days from September 6-10, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 263 deaths by September 10 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on August 27
  • 307 deaths, as of August 27, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Fenland

There were 404 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Fenland in the week to September 5, which was down by just seven (1.7 per cent) on the previous seven days, making the district the only one in Cambridgeshire to record a week-on-week fall.

The infection rate, however, was the highest in the county, at 395.8 cases per 100,000, which was slightly higher than the national average.

Nearly a quarter of the cases in Fenland - 95 - were recorded in Whittlesey (up from 89 last week), while infections more than doubled in the week in Chatteris, from 20 to 45.

Fenland has recorded:

  • 8,456 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of September 10, 2021
  • 252 cases in the five days from September 6-10, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 215 deaths by September 10 within 28 days of a positive test, the last of which was on September 3
  • 242 deaths, as of August 27, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

Peterborough

Peterborough’s infection rate of 442.7 cases per 100,000 people was higher than anywhere in Cambridgeshire and higher than the national average.

It recorded 897 cases, which was down 46 (4.9 per cent) on the previous week.

Worst hit were Standround, with 72 cases, and Hampton Vale, with 63 cases.

There have been five Covid-related deaths in Peterborough this month.

Peterborough has recorded:

  • 23,946 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, as of September 10, 2021
  • 580 cases in the five days from September 6-10, according to daily case data, which is subject to change
  • 347 deaths by September 10 within 28 days of a positive test, with two on September 7, two on September 4, and one on September 3
  • 389 deaths, as of August 27, in which Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate

The global picture

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