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Covid infections declining in most neighbourhoods - but new hotspots emerge

Most neighbourhoods in Peterborough have seen a fall in the number of Covid-19 cases, with two notable exceptions.
New figures show that Central Park coronavirus cases have doubled (Photo:

The most recent figures have 19 Peterborough Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs) showing 10 or more positive Covid-19 cases between November 13 and November 19. 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.

This MSOA data is based on addresses given at the point of testing to reflect the distribution of cases throughout the city.

The areas reporting double figures in Peterborough are:

  • Central Park (57 cases)
  • Millfield and Bourges Boulevard (41)
  • Stanground (35)
  • Peterborough Central (25)
  • Walton (24)
  • West Town and Woodston (22)
  • Hampton Vale (21)
  • Whittlesey (20)
  • Dogsthorpe (20)
  • Paston (19)
  • Longthorpe and Netherton (19)
  • Fengate and Parnwell (19)
  • Bretton Park (19)
  • Yaxley (17)
  • Hampton Hargate and Orton Longueville (17)
  • Fletton (17)
  • North Bretton and Westwood (14)
  • Orton West and Castor (14)
  • Orton Malbourne (13)

Most areas in Peterborough have seen a fall in the number of new coronavirus cases in the seven days from November 13 to November 19.

In Central Park and Millfield and Bourges Boulevard, however, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of cases. In the seven days to November 11, Central Park recorded 28 new cases, meaning the number has doubled in the week since. The same is true in Millfield; the week prior saw 21 new cases reported.

There are 15 MSOAs that have seen a reduction in the case numbers. This includes Hampton Hargate and Orton Longueville, which had 17 new cases in the latest figures, compared to 37 in the week to November 11. Yaxley cases have dropped by 16, and Fengate cases have reduced by 10.

Peterborough's seven day rolling case rate sits at 200.7 per 100,000 people, based on data from the seven days to November 20 where 406 new cases were recorded. In the seven days prior, to November 13, the rate was 221.5 per 100,000.

Data for the most recent four days (November 21 to 24) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.