The only area where Covid infection rates are still rising in Cambridgeshire – Cambridgeshire Live

Covid rates are falling in every part of Cambridgeshire except one.

The latest figures show the five areas of the county where infection rates have plummeted since last week and the only district which has seen an increase.

Only Peterborough, which has the highest Covid rate in Cambridgeshire, has seen a rise in rates – expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

The city recorded more than 1,000 new cases over the last seven days, taking its Covid rate to 529. The average rate for England is 520.4.

Covid rates in Cambridgeshire

The table below shows the latest Covid rates in Cambridgeshire compared to last week.

Local authority Covid rate (latest) Covid rate (last week) Change (%)
Peterborough 529 521.1 1.52%
Fenland 400.6 533.1 -24.85%
Huntingdonshire 374.8 539.4 -30.52%
Cambridge 334.1 500.8 -33.29%
East Cambs 305 424.1 -28.08%
South Cambs 274.1 452 -39.36%

The Public Health England figures, for the seven days to January 14, are based on tests carried out in laboratories and in the wider community.

In Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire, which includes Cambourne and Milton, coronavirus rates have fallen by more than a third since last week.

Huntingdonshire, which includes Huntingdon and St Neots, has seen infection rates drop by 30 per cent – falling from 539.4 to 374.8.

Covid rates are still rising in Peterborough, which now has a rate slightly above the national average.

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Fenland and East Cambridgeshire, which includes Ely, have seen Covid rates drop by around a quarter since last week.

It comes as England enters the third week of a strict national lockdown.

Current rules state that you must stay at home and can only leave for certain reasons, such as essential grocery shopping or daily exercise.

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