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Coronavirus: Guide to Covid-19 cases in every neighbourhood of Cambridge and Cambridgeshire, plus search any area of England




There were 32 laboratory-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire in the 10 days to Wednesday September 23, latest data shows.

But remarkably East Cambridgeshire has not recorded a single case in the same period.

Our guide to Covid-19 cases is updated every week and gives you the complete picture for where you live
Our guide to Covid-19 cases is updated every week and gives you the complete picture for where you live

There have, however, been challenges for Cambridgeshire residents in securing test appointments , as there have been up and down the country, as demand has soared.

With Covid-19 cases rising fast nationally, and new restrictions unveiled by the government , keeping track of local outbreaks has become increasingly important in the fight against the virus.

Cambridgeshire remains one of the safer counties in England, according to the latest Public Health England data, but the number of infections has risen here and there are some new clusters of cases.

Here, we look at each area of the county in turn and offer the most detailed figures you can find anywhere.

We confirm which neighbourhoods have more than two cases, and report the district and citywide figures. Below, you can also search for any area of England and find out how it is faring with our interactive table.

Cambridge

There have been 15 laboratory-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the 10 days to September 23, taking the total number of coronavirus infections recorded in the city to 447.

Based on testing, this equates to a cumulative infection rate of 358.2 per 100,000 people in the city, or 0.36 per 100 since the pandemic began.

This means about one in 279 people have tested positive for the virus since the outbreak began - although many more will not have had it without being tested, of course, meaning the actual infection rate will be higher.

For the week of September 14-20, there were no new clusters of more than two cases in the city, although there were three cases in neighbouring Girton and Barton, on the city fringe (see South Cambridgeshire below).

This follows a week (September 7-13) when Arbury had recorded three cases, while in the week of August 30-September 6, there had been clusters in East Barnwell and Abbey, Central and West Cambridge, and Trumpington.

South Cambridgeshire

A number of new clusters have emerged in the district.

Three cases were recorded in Cambourne on Monday September 21. As the Cambridge Independent reported, two pupils at the Cambourne campus of Hardwick and Cambourne Community Primary School have tested positive this week, prompting the children and teachers in their two bubbles to isolate.

Girton and Barton recorded three cases in the week of September 14-20. This was the first time more than two cases of Covid-19 have ever been recorded here, although this could reflect that testing rates have gone up.

Melbourn, Meldreth and Great Chishill also recorded three cases - the first time either a cluster of more than two has been recorded here since week 19.

Overall, South Cambridgeshire has recorded 17 laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 infection in the 10 days to September 23, taking the total number since the outbreak began to 455.

The cumulative infection rate of 286 cases per 100,000 population means the district has fared better than most areas of the country, with about one in 350 people testing positive since the start of the pandemic.

East Cambridgeshire

The district can lay claim to being perhaps the most Covid-secure in the country, with the data showing no new cases among residents confirmed by laboratory testing in the 10 days to September 23, although there has been a case of a pupil testing positive at Soham Village College.

Overall, there have been 219 confirmed cases in the district, with a cumulative infection rate of 243.8 per 100,000, meaning one in about 410 people have tested positive since the outbreak began. Actual infection numbers, of course, could be higher as some will have had Covid-19 but not been tested.

Huntingdonshire

There have two recent clusters in Huntingdonshire. Brampton, the Stukeleys and the Alconburys recorded three lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the week of September 14-20, while St Neots Eynesbury has had four in the seven days to September 21.

However, there was some good news for the district in that a spike of six cases in Stilton, Elton and Folksworth in the week of September 7-13 was not repeated, nor was the cluster of three cases in Houghton, Hemingford and Fenstanton from that week.

Overall, the district has had 22 more cases in the 10 days to September 23, meaning it has passed the unwanted milestone of 1,000 infections since the pandemic began, reaching 1,017.

The cumulative infection rate of 571.5 per 100,000 people is double that of neighbouring South Cambridgeshire, and means one in 175 people in the district has had a lab-confirmed case of Covid-19 since the pandemic began.

Fenland

After four lab-confirmed infections in Wisbech North in the week of September 7-13, concern switched to Whittlesey for the week of September 14-20, where five cases have been confirmed in the week to September 21.

With a total of 541 lab-confirmed cases since the outbreak began, and 10 in the 10 days to September 23, Fenland has a cumulative infection rate of 531.2 per 100,000, meaning one in 188 people have tested positive during the pandemic.

Peterborough

With 1,792 lab-confirmed infections since the start of the pandemic, Peterborough is by far the worst affected place in and around Cambridgeshire. The cumulative infection rate of 886 per 100,000 people is two and half times that of Cambridge, and means one in 113 people have tested positive for the coronavirus during the outbreak.

There were 52 more confirmed cases in the Peterborough area in the 10 days to September 21.

Seven areas had clusters of three or more cases in the seven days to September 21, with Peterborough Central worst hit with six.

However, there was some encouraging news in the latest figures. The Central Park area, which had a run of 16, 15, and 14 cases in the weeks of August 23-29, August 30-September 6 and September 7-13 respectively, recorded only three in the subsequent week.

About the data

Public Health England records the data on laboratory-confirmed infections at several geographic levels. It notes how many cases there have been across each local authority area, such as Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire or East Cambridgeshire.

It also reports where there are clusters of more than two cases in smaller geographic territories known as middle super output areas. These are areas with broadly similar populations, typically of around 7,000 people. Where there are fewer than three cases, it suppresses the data at this local level.

However, these cases are still counted in the local authority-wide figures.

Data from both pillar I (healthcare) and pillar II (community) testing is covered.

Note that the data can cover those who have not had a test, or got their results. Therefore, it is possible that the actual number of cases in an area could be higher than recorded.

The national picture

There are many local lockdowns or restrictions in place elsewhere and particularly in the north of England.

You can search for any place in the country using our table and find out how it is faring.

None of Cambridgeshire’s council areas are among the worst hit, as these charts show.

Number of coronavirus-related deaths by area of England, to the end of July

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