Cambridgeshire Covid latest: 22 neighbourhoods where Covid rates are over 400 in third wave – Cambridgeshire Live

Coronavirus infection rates are continuing to rise in most Cambridgeshire districts, the latest government figures show.

Across the county, 22 neighbourhoods are now recording Covid case rates higher than 400 new cases per 100,000 people, including in St Ives, Cambridge, and Peterborough.

More than half of these local areas (16) have a below average percentage of the population double jabbed.

Read more: latest coronavirus news in Cambridgeshire

It comes as research by Cambridge University and Public Health England indicates that vaccinations in England are estimated to have directly averted 105,900 deaths from the virus.

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However, cases, hospital admissions, and deaths are continuing to rise across the country, leading to speculation about a ‘firebreak lockdown’ next month – which the government has denied.

Of the 377 local areas in the UK, 276 (73 per cent) have seen a week-on-week rise in rates and 100 (27 per cent) have seen a fall in the seven days to September 4.

Cambridge, East Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, and South Cambridgeshire are among those areas where infection rates are increasing.

While case rates dropped in Fenland and Peterborough – compared to the previous seven days to August 28 – the districts still have the highest rates in Cambridgeshire.

Whittlesey, Fenland has the highest rate in the county at 715.4 in the week to September 3.

The figures are based on the number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in either a lab-reported or rapid lateral flow test, by specimen date.

Here are the latest coronavirus infection rates for each district in Cambridgeshire, followed by the 22 neighbourhoods where rates are higher than 400 per 100,000 people.

Covid infection rates in Cambridgeshire in the week to September 4

Calculated by the PA news agency using data published on September 8 on the government’s coronavirus dashboard, from left to right the list reads: rate of new cases in the seven days to September 4; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to September 4; rate of new cases in the seven days to August 28; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to August 28.

Peterborough: 435.8, (883), 499.9, (1013)

Fenland: 381.1, (389), 421.2, (430)

Huntingdonshire: 369.9, (662), 352.5, (631)

South Cambridgeshire: 316.3, (509), 270.3, (435)

East Cambridgeshire: 273.9, (247), 246.2, (222)

Cambridge : 261.5, (327), 245.5, (307)

22 Cambridgeshire neighbourhoods where case rates are higher than 400

From the government’s interactive map of cases, the list shows the Cambridgeshire Middle layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs) where infection rates are higher than 400, and (in brackets) the number of cases in each neighbourhood.

As of September 7, 80.3 per cent of the UK population above 16 have had both doses of the coronavirus vaccine.

Cambridgeshire, including 16 of these local areas, lags behind the national average.

Cambridge

East Barnwell & Abbey – 424.3 (38)

South Cambridgeshire

Longstanton Swavesey & Oakington – 541.8 (45)

Huntingdonshire

Houghton, Hemingford & Fenstanton – 482.6 (47)

Brampton, the Stukeleys and the Alconburys – 512.1 (49)

Huntingdon Hartford – 403.0 (24)

St Ives South – 437.0 (32)

St Neots Eynesbury – 507.2 (55)

St Neots Eaton Ford – 400.1 (27)

Fenland

Coates, Benwick & Pondersbridge – 448.2 (27)

Whittlesey – 715.4 (85)

Peterborough

Eye & Thorney – 547.5 (36)

Newborough & Peakirk – 515.3 (38)

Glinton, Northborough & Maxey – 450.8 (26)

Paston – 470.3 (50)

Dogsthorpe – 507.2 (48)

Millfield & Bourges Boulevard – 467.7 (47)

Central Park – 409.9 (46)

Peterborough Central – 473.1 (59)

Hargate & Orton Longueville – 514.1 (50)

Orton Malborne & Goldhay – 503.8 (45)

Hampton Vale – 429.9 (49)

Stanground – 574.0 (67)

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