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Covid cases rising fastest in West Town and Woodston

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Covid-19 case numbers are have risen in nearly two-thirds of Peterborough neighbourhoods

Stanground saw the most new Covid-19 cases, with the biggest rise recorded in West Town and Woodston.

In nearly two-thirds of Peterborough Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs) there was a rise in the number of newly reported coronavirus cases. A total of 17 of the 23 recorded a rise, with all 23 reporting more than 10 new cases.

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. If you're unsure of which your local area falls under, see the Public Health England interactive map.

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

Figures for Peterborough in the week to August 1 compared to those from July 25 are:

  • Stanground - 53 cases, up 16
  • Hampton Vale - 48 cases, down six
  • West Town and Woodston - 43 cases, up 18
  • Paston - 41 cases, up 16
  • Central Park - 41 cases, up 16
  • Yaxley and Farcet - 39 cases, up eight
  • Hargate and Orton Longueville - 39 cases, up five
  • Orton Malborne and Goldhay - 36 cases, down seven
  • Newborough and Peakirk - 35 cases, up 11
  • Fengate and Parnwell - 34 cases, up seven
  • Millfield and Bourges Boulevard - 33 cases, up 11
  • Dogsthorpe - 29 cases, down eight
  • Bretton Park - 26 cases, up seven
  • Peterborough Central - 26 cases, up seven
  • Eye and Thorney - 25 cases, up four
  • Fletton - 24 cases, down eight
  • Walton - 23 cases, up six
  • Orton West and Castor - 21 cases, up two
  • Barnack, Wittering and Wansford - 20 cases, up 11
  • North Bretton and Westwood - 20 cases, up 10
  • Glinton, Northborough and Maxey - 19 cases, up two
  • Werrington - 19 cases, down one
  • Longthorpe and Netherton - 12 cases, down five

The weekly Covid-19 case rate shows that the Peterborough infection rate is currently 345.6 per 100,000 people, based on 699 new cases in the week to August 2. The week before, to July 26, the rate was 264.5 with 535 new cases reported.

After weeks of staying below the national average, Peterborough is above the national rate per 100,000 people, which now sits at 268.7.

Jyoti Atri, director of public health for Peterborough and Cambridgeshire, is encouraging residents of the city to #dotherightthing and get vaccinated.

On the reasons that Peterborough is lagging behind in the vaccine rollout, Jyoti said: “There are probably a lot of reasons for this, mainly in the demographic where the population is younger than the rest of the average for England.

“It is vital, however, we all have two doses of the vaccine – it will protect us from going to hospital.

“And by maintaining those protective behaviours we have become accustomed to, will delay or flatten the disease curve.”