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Coronavirus cases in Cambridge and Cambridgeshire: Latest Covid-19 infection rates and clusters as warning issued over sharp rise




Nearly every part of Cambridgeshire now has clusters of Covid-19 cases, latest figures from Public Health England show.

Below are details for every part of the county, broken down into ‘middle super output areas - geographic territories of about 7,000 people each, showing a marked increase in confirmed infections.

Covid-19 cases are rising fast across Cambridgeshire
Covid-19 cases are rising fast across Cambridgeshire

The sharp rise in the county and the wider region prompted Public Health England to call on everyone to adhere to advice around social distancing, hand washing and wearing masks.

Dr Jorg Hoffmann, deputy director for health protection at Public Health England East, said: “The East of England is beginning to reflect what is being seen in other parts of the country with a steady rise in the number of cases of Covid-19 and although we may not yet be in a similar situation as some of the areas in the north, the increasing rates of infection are cause for concern and action.

“I urge everyone to pull together and help reverse this upward trend; please adhere to the rule of six and follow guidelines around social distancing, face coverings and hand washing. Remember hands, face, space. If you experience a high temperature, new continuous cough or loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste, we ask that you self-isolate immediately and arrange a test.

“By being disciplined and following these rules, you greatly reduce the risk to yourself and those you love. It really is simple – by following the advice you are doing your bit and if we all do this together, we will build a defence and help protect others who may be at a higher risk at getting seriously ill should they become exposed to the infection.”

There have been a total of 3,229 confirmed cases in Cambridgeshire since the pandemic began, with a cumulative infection rate of 494.1 cases per 100,000 people, the latest figures show.

Cambridge

There were 82 lab-confirmed cases in Cambridge in the 10 days to October 8, latest figures show.

It means the cumulative rate of infection has risen to 451.9 cases per 100,000.

Nine out of 13 areas of Cambridge had clusters of more than two cases in the seven days to October 5. Central and West Cambridge, and Trumpington, had the most, with seven.

South Cambridgeshire

The district has recorded 110 lab-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the 10 days to October 8 - a sharp rise on its recent record.

In the 10 days to September 23, for example, just 17 were confirmed, while In the 10 days to August 28, there were only 10, although testing capacity has increased since then.

It takes the total number of confirmed cases in the district since the pandemic began to 612, with a cumulative infection rate of 384.7 per 100,000 people.

The latest localised figures - for the seven days to October 5 - show clusters of more than two cases in most areas, with Linton and Balsham worst hit, with 13. There were seven in HIston, Impington & Orchard Park, seven in Cambourne and seven in Meldreth, Melbourn & Great Chishill. Only three areas had fewer than three cases.

East Cambridgeshire

The district has had very low numbers of confirmed cases in recent weeks, but numbers have now risen here too, with 35 in the 10 days to October 8, taking the total to 270 since the pandemic began.

The cumulative infection rate since the start of the panedmic is now 300.5 per 100,000 people.

Soham recorded eight case in the seven days to October 5 - the most of any area in the district.

Huntingdonshire

There were 97 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the 10 days to October 8 in Huntingdonshire, taking the total to 1,173.

The cumulative infection rate stands at 659.1 per 100,000 people - more than twice that of East Cambridgeshire.

Twelve areas had clusters of three or more cases in the seven days to October 5, with Yaxley and Farcet recording the most, with nine.

Fenland

There were 50 lab-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Fenland in the 10 days to October 8, taking the total to 610.

The cumulative infection rate is 598.9 per 100,000 people.

Wisbech South and Peckover was the area with most cases in the seven days to October 5, with nine.

Peterborough

There have been 150 lab-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Peterborough in the 10 days to October 8, taking the total to 2,023 since the pandemic started.

The cumulative infection rate has now risen to 1,000.2 per 100,000 people, meaning one in 100 people have had a case of the coronavirus since the outbreak began.

Peterborough Central was the worst affected area in the 10 days to October 5, with 14 cases.

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