Peterborough's COVID case rate dips below 300 for first time in two months - but still remains well above national rate

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Peterborough's COVID case rate - the number of residents with a positive test per 100,000 people - has dipped below 300 for the first time in two months.

According to government figures released yesterday, the rate for the city on February 9 stood at 281.8. The figures released on Saturday, showing the number for February 8, saw the rate stand at 293.7 - the first time it had dipped below the 300 mark since December 12.

The highest point for the case rate was on January 15, when it stood at 544.8.

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However, while Peterborough's case rate has been falling, it is still well above the overall figure for the UK, which stands at 158.7 (on February 9).


The number of COVID related deaths continues to rise in the city.

On Thursday there had been a total of 430 deaths recorded at Peterborough City Hospital.

Yesterday (Sunday) Caroline Walker, Chief Executive, for North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I can confirm that sadly, 635 patients being cared for in our Trust have passed away since we began reporting Covid-19-related deaths. There have been 193 at Hinchingbrooke Hospital and 442 at Peterborough City Hospital. All patients were aged 30 to 98 years old and the majority of those had pre-existing health conditions."

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However, the number of patients with COVID being cared for at hospitals run by North West Anglis NHS Foundation Trust has fallen, from 193 on Thursday to 170 yesterday.

On Saturday Dr Liz Robin, director of Public Health for Peterborough and Cambridgeshire called for people to continue to stick to the lockdown rules, despite cases falling.