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Cambridgeshire Covid: Latest infection rates for each area as lockdown eases on May 17

Coronavirus cases are continuing to fall across Cambridgeshire as the country takes a leap out of lockdown today, May 17….

By admin , in Cambridge , at May 18, 2021 Tags:

Coronavirus cases are continuing to fall across Cambridgeshire as the country takes a leap out of lockdown today, May 17.

Cambridge saw the biggest fall in infection rates in the most recent week to May 12, with cases shrinking by 25.9 per cent in the city.

The drop in transmissions is welcome news as people become closer – friends and family can now hug and spend time inside among a raft of rule changes from today.

Covid cases have also fallen significantly in Peterborough, down 23 per cent from the previous week to a rolling rate of 33.1 per 100,000 people.

Half of Cambridgeshire’s districts have recorded a rise in rates, however, according to the latest Public Health England data released today.

In South Cambridgeshire, coronavirus cases rose by 40 per cent to 21 cases, with small but notable spikes in Cambourne, as well as Duxford, Whittlesford and the Abingtons villages.

East Cambridgeshire also recorded a steep increase in its rolling rate, up by 36.4 per cent.

While a large number of Cambridgeshire areas are virtually rid of the virus, recording fewer than 3 cases and so appearing as blanks on the government’s interactive map, neighbouring Bedford is struggling with an outbreak.

The district reported the second highest rolling rate in the UK at 122.3 per 100,000 people, only behind Bolton.

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