Figures released by Public Health England have shown a dramatic decrease in Covid-19 cases in most areas of the city, though seven of the 23 Peterborough Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs) showed an increase of Covid-19 cases in the seven days to February 14.
This includes Millfield and Bourges Boulevard, which has seen 41 new cases in the time-frame.
MSOAs are geographic units designed to improve the reporting of small area statistics in England and Wales, with an average of 7,000 people per MSOA.
Meanwhile, Fengate & Parnwell has seen a decrease of 22 cases, Hampton Vale saw a decrease of 20 cases and Bretton Park saw a decrease of 13 cases.
This MSOA data is based on addresses given at the point of testing to reflect the distribution of cases throughout the city.
In the seven days to February 14, the figures for Peterborough are:
- Millfield & Bourges Boulevard (70)
- Peterborough Central (38)
- Hargate & Orton Longueville (35)
- Central Park (32)
- Orton Malborne & Goldhay (31)
- Hampton Vale (27)
- Paston (27)
- Stanground (26)
- West Town & Woodston (24)
- North Bretton and Westwood (23)
- Dogsthorpe (23)
- Fengate & Parnwell (22)
- Fletton (22)
- Longthorpe & Netherton (21)
- Walton (19)
- Barnack, Wittering & Wansford (19)
- Orton West & Castor (17)
- Yaxley & Farcet (16) d
- Newborough & Peakirk (15)
- Glinton, Northborough & Maxey (13)
- Eye & Thorney (10)
- Bretton Park (7)
- Werrington (7)
Overall across Peterborough there has been a decrease in the number of people testing positive for Covid-19 across all age groups, according to the latest Test and Trace figures.
Data released by NHS Test and Trace through Gov.uk shows that between February 4 and February 10, 6,495 Covid-19 tests were carried out in Peterborough. Of these, 652 – or 10% – returned positive cases.
There has been a fall across all age groups of those testing positive for coronavirus, and this is particularly prominent in those over 80 who saw the number of positive tests drop by 45%.
These figures complement the latest figures released by the government estimating that the R rate in the East of England sits between 0.6 and 0.8; slightly lower than the UK R rate which is currently between 0.6 and 0.9.