Covid cases have risen by more than 100% in Cambridgeshire, latest government data shows
Covid-19 cases in Cambridgeshire have risen by more than 100% in the most recent data, giving the county a sliding rate of 11.8 cases per 100,000 people.
The most recent government data showed Cambridgeshire (excluding Peterborough) saw its number of cases increase by 43 to a total of 77 in the seven days leading up to May 31.
This marked a 126.5 percent increase in cases from the previous seven-day period which was the seven days through May 24.
In the seven days leading up to May 31, Huntingdonshire recorded the highest number of Covid cases of any district in the county.
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The area had 32 cases – an increase of 22 or 220 percent – giving it a turnover rate of 18.0.
Cambridge had the second highest number of cases in the county, at 20. This was an increase of 12 cases (150%) and gave the city a turnover rate of 16.
With 12 cases, South Cambridgeshire had the second highest number. This increase of four cases (50%) gave him a turnover rate of 7.5.
Fenland had 11 cases (an increase of 6, or 120 percent) and a turnover rate of 10.8, while there were only 2 cases in East Cambridgeshire, which had a rate of 2.2 .
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Although the county as a whole saw a significant increase in the number of cases during that seven-day period, its overall turnover rate of 11.8 remained well below the national average for the same period, which was 35.9.
The most recent 126.5% increase in the seven days to May 31 was the first time Cambridgeshire’s total number of cases has increased in a seven-day period from the seven days to April 19.
That week, the number of cases increased from one to 187. Since then, the number of infections in the county has steadily declined.
The seven days leading up to May 24 saw cases decrease by 51.4% to 34, while the previous seven days saw a 19.5% reduction.