Peterborough: 138 cases (-17 compared to previous week) Rate: 68.2

The five Peterborough neighbourhoods with two or fewer COVID cases in the past week - and the nine to see an increase in cases

Five areas of Peterborough had two or fewer positive COVID tests in the past week, it has been revealed.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 9:28 am

Longthorpe & Netherton, Newborough & Peakirk, Eye & THorney, Glinton, Northborough & Maxey and Barnack, Wittering & Wansford all saw the low number of cases. As a result of the low figures, data including the rate of cases per 100,000 people is not published by the Government in official data.

Four other neighbourhoods recorded just three cases.

However, nine of the 22 neighbourhoods saw a rise in cases. The biggest rise was seen in Central Peterborough, which had nine more cases than the previous week.

The most cases have been recorded in Stanground and in Dogsthorpe which both had 14 positive tests. Dogsthorpe also saw the biggest fall in cases - 14 fewer than the previous week.

While cases are falling, the Peterborough rate of 68.2 is still more than double the UK rate of 27.9.

Director of Public Health for Peterborough and Cambridgeshire, Dr Liz Robin said: ““The latest figures available are for the week ending April 7th. While there was a small increase in positive cases in the last few days of this period, the overall rate for that week was 12% lower than the week before. It’s possible that changes in the numbers and pattern of people going for tests over the bank holiday may have influenced the day-by-day figures.

“While Covid-19 rates in Peterborough have come down significantly, they are still more than twice the national average. This means it’s essential that all of us follow the rules for this stage of the government roadmap and continue to follow ‘hands, face, space and fresh air guidance’. If you have Covid symptoms, please book at test and in the meanwhile - with your household.

“In addition, all residents now have access to twice weekly rapid testing, which is a vital next step as lockdown restrictions continue to ease, to help us catch those asymptomatic Covid cases which would otherwise go undetected. It is important that as many people as possible take up this offer to ensure we have the best chance possible to keep our rates of transmission down, particularly as some people return to work and see more family or friends outdoors.”

There have been no deaths in Peterborough within 28 days of a positive COVID test since March 25.

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