Coronavirus cases surge in Cambs city as county prepares for Tier 2

Cambridgeshire’s Covid case count has risen over the last day.

More than half of the new cases have been recorded in Peterborough, which has the highest Covid rate across the county.

It is also one of only a handful of areas in England where infection rates are still rising.

In total, 128 new cases have been recorded in Cambridgeshire over the last 24 hours, taking the county’s total to 11,592.

No further deaths were recorded, meaning the death toll remains at 440.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will enter a Tier 2 lockdown system from Wednesday (December 2) when the month-long national lockdown is lifted.

Cambs prepares for Tier 2 lockdown

Latest coronavirus cases in Cambridgeshire

Across Cambridgeshire, 11,592 people have tested positive for Covid-19 since March this year.

That’s an increase of 128 over the last 24 hours, up from yesterday’s total of 11,464.

  • Cambridge: 1,879 – up from 1,868
  • East Cambridgeshire: 633 – up from 625
  • Fenland: 1,257 – up from 1,238
  • Huntingdonshire: 2,014 – up from 2,002
  • Peterborough: 4,424 – up from 4,357
  • South Cambridgeshire: 1,385 – up from 1,374

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Cambridgeshire COVID-19 deaths

No further deaths from Covid-19 have been recorded in the last 24 hours.

This means the death toll for Cambridgeshire stands at 440, compared with the national figure of 58,448 deaths since the pandemic began.

These figures represent people who had received a positive test result for Covid-19 and died within 28 days of the first positive test.

  • Cambridge: 47
  • East Cambridgeshire: 36
  • Fenland: 80
  • Huntingdonshire: 117
  • Peterborough: 117
  • South Cambridgeshire: 43

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