Peterborough drops out of top 30 COVID areas in UK as case rate dips below 100

Peterborough has fallen out of the top 30 areas in the country with the highest COVID case rates.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 10:25 am

The city has also seen its rate per 100,000 people dip below 100 for the first time since October last year.

Peterborough now sits 37th in the UK (for lower tier local authorities), with a rate of 76.1 (as of April 1).

The UK rate now stands at 41.4

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Apart from a brief five day period between March 15 and March 19, a four day spell between February 19 and February 22, and on February 16, the rate has fallen in Peterborough every day since January 14, when the rate stood at 532 cases per 100,00 people.

As of April 5, there have been no deaths within 28 days of a COVID positive test since March 25 in Peterborough - a run of 11 days, the longest run without a death since a 14 day period from September 23 until October 6.

In total, there have now been 338 deaths in Peterborough within 28 days of a positive COVID test (up to April 5). There have been 373 deaths with COVID mentioned on the death certificate in the city (up to week ending March 19).

The latest Government data on admissions to hospitals run by North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust (including Peterborough City, Hinchingbrooke and Stamford & Rutland hospitals) shows two people were admitted on March 28, taking the total number of patients admitted to the hospitals in the pandemic to 3,001. The Government data shows there were 38 patients in hospital on March 30 - the lowest number since October 31, and down from a peak of 308 on January 28.

The data shows there are eight COVID-19 patients in mechanical ventilation beds at the hospitals - the lowest since December 30.

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust also provide their own information regarding COVID statistics.

The page was last updated on April 1, when Caroline Walker, Chief Executive, for North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I can confirm that sadly, 692 patients being cared for in our Trust have passed away since we began reporting Covid-19-related deaths. There have been 220 at Hinchingbrooke Hospital and 472 at Peterborough City Hospital. All patients were aged 30 to 98 years old and the majority of those had pre-existing health conditions. We are currently caring for 35 patients with Coronavirus in our hospitals.

“Our thoughts and condolences remain with the patients’ families and loved ones at this difficult time.”