Just ONE positive COVID test recorded in Peterborough yesterday

Only one positive COVID test was recorded in Peterborough yesterday (April 20), Government statistics have revealed.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 5:01 pm

The data - which shows the number of people with at least one positive COVID-19 test result, either lab-reported or rapid lateral flow test (England only), by specimen date - was released this afternoon.

The last time just one positive test was recorded in the city was September 14. On Monday (April 29), 11 positive tests were recorded.

Peterborough’s case rate now stands at 52.4 - the lowest it has been for several months. The rate is the 22nd highest in the country, and is still more than double the UK rate of 25.2.

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There have been no deaths within 28 days of a positive test in Peterborough since March 25 - a total of 23 days. It is the longest run of days without a death since a 24 day spell between July 14 and August 7 - which is also the longest run of days without a death since the pandemic began. Throughout the pandemic, the Government data shows 338 people in Peterborough have died within 28 days of a positive test.

Earlier today Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG said more than 90 per cent of people aged 50-54 in Cambridgeshire had now had their first dose of the COVID vaccibe, while more than 75 per cent of people aged 80 and over had received two doses.

In total they said 538,000 doses had been given - 426,800 first doses, and 112,100 second doses.

The latest data available on the Government site shows 34 people were in hospitals run by the North West ANglia NHS Foundation Trust (Peterborough City, Hinchingbrooke and Stamford & Rutland) with COVID on April 13. Of those, five were in mechanical ventilation beds