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PremierLeague-News.Com- How Covid rates changed in each part of Cambridgeshire since lockdown began after Christmas last year
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! At the start of the current lockdown, Covid rates in Cambridgeshire were some of the highest in the UK. The weeks up to Christmas and the day itself was the last time restrictions were still relaxed in most of Cambridgeshire, except Peterborough — pubs and restaurants were still open, as were non-essential shops and hairdressers. For those in Peterborough of course, they were put into Tier 4 lockdown a week earlier on December 20, having already been in Tier 3 before then unlike the rest of the county which was in Tier 2. Despite these restrictions being put in place, Covid rates continued to increase, especially in the week after Christmas Day. A number of places, including a small collection of villages saw huge spikes in cases, after alleged Christmas parties. We have had a look at how the Covid rates have changed during the lockdown. The data is available on the government's interactive map on Covid rates here. Cambridge Covid rates Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire at the peak of Covid cases on January 8 (Image: PHE) On December 25, the day before the city went into Tier 4, it had 337 cases and a rolling rate of 270 (cases per 100,000). But by January 1 the rate had nearly doubled, reaching 512.8, with 640 cases in the city. The infection rate only continued to increase over the next week, peaking at 530.5, with 662 cases in the city. However, a week later on January 15 cases began to fall significantly. The rate dropped to 334.9, with a rate of 418. The rate finally dropped below 100 on February 12 (reaching 77.7, with 97 cases). The city's current rolling rate as of April 2, the most recent data, is now 24.8 with just 31 reported cases. Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire infection rates on April 2 (Image: PHE) South Cambridgeshire Covid rates At the start of the lockdown, South Cambridgeshire had a rate of 232.6 and 370 cases. By January 1 this has doubled to 461.4 with 734 cases (an increase of 364 cases in seven days). Like East Cambridgeshire, this was the height of South Cambridgeshire's infection rate which had slightly dropped a week later to 444.4 and 707 cases (27 less than the week before). Read More Related Articles Covid vaccine: Matt Hancock gives update on vaccines for under 30s amid blood clot concerns Read More Related Articles One in six Cambridgeshire children living in poverty before coronavirus pandemic struck The rate continued to fall over the remainder of January, and by February 12 had fallen beneath 100 (recording a rate of 81.1 with just 129 cases). Since then the rate has continued to fall, and the lowest the rate has been in South Cambridgeshire is also its most recent data point. On April 2, the rate was 21.4 with 34 cases reported in total. Map comparisons for South Cambridgeshire can be seen above. Peterborough Covid rates Peterborough and Fenland Covid infection rates on January 1 (Image: PHE) Peterborough went into tougher restrictions earlier than the rest of the county. On December 18, two days before it entered Tier 4, the city had a rate of 402.5, with 814 cases. A week later, on Christmas Day, the rate in the city had actually dropped to 366.9, with 742 cases, but by January 1 the rate had increased again to 471.2 with 953 cases. January 8 was the week the rate was the highest in the city, with the rate getting to 561.7 and cases reaching 1,136. A week later the rate has mostly stayed the same, but by January 22 cases did properly begin to fall. The rate only fell below 100 this week, with the data for April 2 showing the rate has now dropped to 73.7, with 149 cases. Peterborough and Fenland infection rates on April 2 (Image: PHE) Fenland Covid infection rates At the start of the lockdown, Fenland had the lowest infection rate in Cambridgeshire.
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. On December 25, the district had a rate of just 181.6, with 185 total cases. A week later, on January 1, there was a huge increase in cases with the rate doubling to 407.5, with 415 cases reported. On January 8 the rate had continued to increase to 559.6 with 570 cases. This was highest rate Fenland experienced. Over the next two months the rate mostly fell each week, with the district getting beneath a rate of 100 on March 26 (where it had a rate of 80.5 and 82 cases). The district's current rolling infection rate still remains quite high relative to the rest of the UK, recording a rate of 49.1 and 50 total cases on April 2. Map comparisons for Fenland can be seen above.
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East Cambridgeshire Covid rates Overall East Cambridgeshire probably has the lowest number of Covid infections in the county. On Christmas Day, just before it went into Tier 4 lockdown with the rest of the county, it had a rate of 221.5 and 199 cases. A week later this had risen to a rate of 444.1 and 399 cases (an increase of 200 cases in seven days). However, this was the peak for East Cambridgeshire as a week later the rate had started to fall again, unlike almost every other part of the county and much of the UK. On January 8, cases had slightly fallen, with a rate of 423 and cases down to 380.
East Cambridgeshire Covid rates on January 1 (left) and April 2 (right)
By January 22 the rate had fallen below what they had been at the start of the lockdown, with an infection rate of 195.9 and just 176 cases. However, East Cambridgeshire's infection rate dropped below 100 a week after Cambridge on February 19 (where it had a rate of just 52.2 and 83 cases). It reached its lowest rate of 22.3 on March 12, with just 20 total cases. Since then the rate has slightly increased, with the most recent data for the district giving a rolling rate of 35.6 and just 32 cases on April 2. You can see the number of cases in your local area in the widget below:
Huntingdonshire Covid rates Huntingdonshire had one of the lower infection rates in the week before lockdown and had a rate of 206.8 with 368 cases on December 25. This had risen significantly by January 1 to a rate of 504 and 897 total cases (an increase of 529 cases in a week).
Huntingdonshire Covid rates from January 1 (left) and April 2 (right)
The district's infection rate peaked a week later at 540.6 with 962 total cases reported on January 8. But another week later and the situation had changed a lot, the rate had fell to 367.5 on January 15, with 654 cases reported, 308 less than the week before, so quite a significant change. The rate then continued to fall in the district, finally dropping beneath 100 on February 26, (with a rate of 95 and 169 cases reported). Since the rate has mostly fallen each week, except briefly after March 12 when cases rose for two weeks. The current rate, as of April 2, is the lowest Huntingdonshire has been for some time at 28.7 with just 51 cases.
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