Peterborough climbs 24 places in COVID rate table in less than a week - and back in the top 15 areas with highest rate in country

Peterborough has climbed 24 places in the COVID rate table - and is now back in the top 15 areas of the country

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 5:00 am

The city had the 37th highest rate per 100,000 people on Wednesday last week - but figures released yesterday showed it had the 13th highest rate in the UK (up to April 7).

The data showed there was a slight increase in the rate for the second day in a row - although there had been no increases since March 25 before this.

The rate in Peterborough now stands at 70.7 cases per 100,000 people. The UK rate is 28.7.

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There have been no deaths recorded in Peterborough within 28 days of a COVID positive test for 17 days now - the longest run with no such deaths since September.