Peterborough's year of COVID in numbers - 12 months after the first lockdown

Today (March 23) marks a year since the first national COVID lockdown was announced, changing the way residents lived their lives in a dramatic way.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 5:00 am

We are now on our third lockdown - but there is light at the end of the tunnel as the vaccination programme continues to be rolled out.

Up to Sunday, March 21, a total of 14,881 positive coronavirus tests have been recorded in Peterborough. Through the whole pandemic, this gives a rate of 7,357.4 cases per 100,000 people in the city,- the 96th highest rate in the country.

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Sadly, since the pandemic began there have been more than 300 COVID related deaths in the city. There have been 337 deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID test, and 367 deaths where COVID has been mentioned on the death certificate.

The rate of deaths per 100,000 people (for people who died within 28 days of a positive COVID test) is 166.6 per 100,000 people - 228th in the country.

Since the start of the pandemic, a total of 2,973 people have been admitted to hospitals run by North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust - the trust which runs Peterborough City, Hinchingbrooke, and Stamford and Rutland Hospitals. (Up to March 14)

A total of 65,416 have now received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine in the city.

MORE: More than one in three Peterborough adults have now had COVID jabMORE: The Peterborough neighbourhoods where the most people have been vaccinatedA total of £1.134million has been handed out to residents across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough who were asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace and needed financial support to do so.

Since rapid testing began at the start of February in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire, more than 29,000 tests have been carried out.

More than 10,000 free school meal vouchers have been handed out in Peterborough since the start of the pandemic.

Around 3,800 businesses in Peterborough which have suffered financially due to Covid-19 have received financial support - since 23 March 2020 Peterborough City Council has delivered over £46.6million in business grants, of which £12.8million has been distributed since November and £42million in business rate relief.

in Peterborough, 103 former rough sleepers have been rehoused into long term accommodation.