No COVID deaths recorded in Peterborough for a week

No COVID deaths have been recorded in Peterborough for a week - the first time that has happened since the beginning of October.

Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 10:30 am

The last death recorded in the city (within 28 days of a positive test) was on March 25. There have now been seven consecutive days (up to and including April 1) without a death within 28 days of a positive test.

The last time there was at least a week gap between COVID deaths was when there were no deaths for 14 days from September 23 to October 6.

Peterborough’s rate is continuing to fall, and now stands at 102.3 cases per 100,000 people. The UK rate is 53.7.

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Peterborough now has the 28th highest rate in the country.

There are 38 patients with COVID currently in hospitals run by North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust (Peterborough, Hinchingbrooke and Stamford & Rutland) - the lowest number since October 31. Two patients were admitted on March 28 (the last day data is available for) taking the overall total number of patients needing hospital treatment for COVID during the pandemic above the 3,000 barrier, to 3,001.

As of March 30, there were eight people in mechanical ventilation beds, the lowest number since December 17.