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Covid-19: Latest case rates show promising fall in Peterborough

At the end of last week, Peterborough had one of the top 10 highest Covid-19 case rates of all English local authorities - but a significant fall in cases has dropped the city outside the top 20, according to latest figures.
Case rates across Cambridgeshire continue to fall, according to the latest figures (Photo: Terry Harris)

Peterborough does still display the highest case rate in Cambridgeshire, with 320.9 per 100,000 based on 649 cases in the seven days to February 4. In the week prior, however, to January 28, there were 940 new cases recorded, meaning the city has seen almost 300 fewer Covid-19 cases week-on-week.

All other local authorities in Cambridgeshire have also experienced a fall in case rates. The current numbers are as follows:

  • Fenland - 285.7 (291 new cases), down from 311.2 (317 cases)
  • Huntingdonshire - 187.1 (333 cases), down from 235.4 (419 cases)
  • South Cambridgeshire - 177.9 (283 cases), down from 180.4 (287)
  • East Cambridgeshire - 159.2 (143 cases), down from 185.9 (167 cases)
  • Cambridge - 132.2 (165 cases), down from 181.9 (227 cases)

In South Kesteven, the case rate is down to 223.3, with 318 cases recorded in the week to January 28. This is down from 264.0 the previous week. The rate has also fallen in South Holland.

Of the 315 local authority areas in England, 11 saw a rise in Covid-19 case rates this week.

Rutland has taken over from Knowsley, in Merseyside, as the local authority with the highest case rate in England; it stands at 498.4 per 100,000. Torridge, in Devon, still has the lowest case rate at 19.0 per 100,000 people. 

Data for the most recent four days, February 5 to February 8, has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.