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See the latest coronavirus infection rates for your area - where are they rising?

Peterborough's Covid-19 rates remain low compared to the most at-risk parts of the UK, with 80 cases per 100,000 confirmed in the last week - but what are the more local numbers?
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The latest number of coronavirus cases in Peterborough areas have been revealed (Photo: archive.terry-harris.co.uk/)

The most recent figures have six Peterborough Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs) showing 10 or more positive Covid-19 cases between October 9 and 15. MSOAs are geographic units designed to improve the reporting of small area statistics in England and Wales, with an average of 7000 people per MSOA.

The areas reporting double figures in Peterborough are: Peterborough Central, with 13 positive cases, Eye and Thorney (12 cases), Central Park (12 cases), West Town and Woodston (11 cases), Longthorpe and Netherton (11 cases) and Fengate and Parnwell (10 cases).

In the week ending October 4, there were five recorded positive cases in Longthorpe and Netherton - meaning cases have more than doubled, to 11, between then and October 15.

Case numbers are also rising in Fengate and Parnwell. In the week ending October 4 there were between zero and two cases recorded in this local area, compared to new figures putting the number of cases at 10.

Some MSOAs are seeing slight drops in the number of cases; Peterborough Central may be the area with the highest recorded figures in the city, but the 13 cases in the seven days from October 9 to 15 are lower than the 16 recorded between September 28 and October 4.

However, four MSOAs (Fengate and Parnwell, Orton Malbourne and Goldhay, Walton, and Millfield and Bourges Boulevard) recorded between zero and two cases in the seven days up to October 4. The most recent data reveals there are no areas in Peterborough with fewer than 4 cases recorded.

A new testing centre has been set up near Gladstone Park Community Centre, which could see the number of confirmed cases rise due to greater testing capacity in the city.





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