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Cambridgeshire towns and villages with the highest Covid infection rates – Cambridgeshire Live

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Infection rates across the county look to be levelling out this week after a huge spike in cases over the Christmas break.

Last week the villages of Somersham, the Riptons and the Raverleys had the highest ever infection rate seen in the county which was set at 1,082.7 (cases per 100,000).

The good news is that the infection rate in the villages, which Public Health England (PHE) groups together in its data, has reduced fairly significantly, now at just 759.9.

In the villages, there were 73 cases in the seven days up to January 7, a decrease of 28 compared to the week before (ending January 1).

It means that they are no longer the place with the highest infection rate in the county, although they do remain one of the highest.

Instead, the Central Park area of Peterborough is now the worst affected part of Cambridgeshire. There have been 90 cases here in the seven days up to January 7, which is an increase of 11 compared to the seven days previous to that.

It’s rolling infection rate has been recorded by PHE as 802 and is now the only part of the county with a rate that exceeds 800.

The second worst area is Romsey, a ward in Cambridge, which had 66 cases in that same seven days, an increase of 18 compared to the week before. Its rolling infection rate is now at 781.3.

While Romsey is the worst affected part of the Cambridge area, its neighbouring ward of Coleridge is not far behind, recording an infection rate at 740.1.

However, while there were 66 cases in that same time frame, it was a decrease of 7 cases compared to the week before.

An aerial view of the area set to be developed known as Romsey Lakes
(Image: Anderson)

Yaxley and Farcet in Peterborough were fourth-highest with 82 cases in the seven days up to January 7.

This is the area with the highest increase in cases in the county, seeing 49 more cases that week than the week previously, a 150 per cent increase. Its rolling infection rate is 724.8.

Staying in Peterborough, neighbouring Hampton Vale was fifth-worst with 81 cases in the same time frame, an increase of five cases compared to the previous week. Here the rolling infection rate was 710.6.

Average Covid-19 infection rates for each part of Cambridgeshire

Across Cambridgeshire infection rates have still increased in most regions of the county. Notably, Fenland now has the highest average infection rate, where for months it has been one of the lowest.

Rates also increased in Peterborough, Cambridge, Huntingdonshire but actually fell in South and East Cambridgeshire.

Below are the infection rates for each region of the county for the seven days up to January 8 compared to the week before, as well as the number of new cases also compared to the week before.

You can find out how many cases there are in your postcode in the widget below:

  • Fenland: 558.7 up from 405.5 (+153.2), 569 new cases up from 413 (+156)

  • Peterborough: 552.3 up from 471.7 (+80.6), 1117 new cases up from 954 (+163)

  • Huntingdonshire: 538.3 up from 502.9 (+35.4), 958 new cases up from 895 (+63)

  • Cambridge: 523.2 up from 514.4 (+8.8), 653 new cases up from 642 (+11)

  • South Cambridgeshire: 440.6 down from 462 (-21.4), 701 new cases down from 735 (-34)

  • East Cambridgeshire: 420.7 down from 444.1 (-23.4), 378 new cases down from 399 (-21)