One COVID death reported in Peterborough in last week
Government statistics show one COVID related death was reported in Peterborough in the most recent seven days statistics are available for.
The data shows that for the period between March 4 and March 10, the only death within 28 days of a positive test in Peterborough happened on March 6.
In the previous seven days (February 25 - March 3) there were three deaths, while in the previous seen days (February 18 - February 24) there were seven deaths.
At the end of January (January 24 - January 30) there were 35 deaths in Peterborough within 28 days of a positive COVID test.
The data also shows the number of patients admitted to hospital due to COVID is continuing to fall.
In the seven days between March 1 and March 7 (the most recent data available), there were 37 patients admitted to North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust (Peterborough City, Hinchingbrooke and Stamford & Rutland Hospitals).
The previous seven days (February 22 - February 28) 52 patients were admitted. At the peak, on January 26 alone 44 patients were admitted to hospital, and in the seven days up to and including January 26, 213 patients were admitted to hospital. On March 9, 99 patients were in hospital, with 12 requiring ventilation. The number of patients requiring ventilation is at its lowest since January 3.
For case rates, Peterborough has the ninth highest rate per 100,000 people in the country (for lower tier local authorities).
The Peterborugh case rate is currently 141.4 - the UK rate is 60.