Latest coronavirus restrictions as cases top 7,000 in Cambs

More than 7,000 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Cambridgeshire since the pandemic began, latest figures show.

As cases continue to rise, the national total has increased to 894,690 Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Deaths from the virus have also sadly increased, with a total of 44,998 people having died from coronavirus since March. The death toll in Cambridgeshire has risen to 400.

Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands more people will be placed under the most stringent coronavirus restrictions, as a deal to put Nottingham and some surrounding boroughs into Tier 3 was struck with the Government today.

The tougher rules for Nottingham, Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe council areas will come into force on Thursday, with details of the measures expected to be outlined on Tuesday.

It comes just hours after it was confirmed that Warrington will enter Tier 3 on Tuesday, with pubs and bars in the Cheshire town having to close unless they serve substantial meals.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough remain in Tier 1, meaning there are no additional rules in place beyond existing measures on wearing face coverings, the rule of six, and social distancing.

Cambridgeshire coronavirus cases

A total of 7,008 cases have been confirmed in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough since the start of the pandemic – 2,555 of these have been recorded in Peterborough alone.

The total cases recorded for each local authority in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are as follows:

  • Cambridge: 1,022 cases
  • East Cambridgeshire: 376 cases
  • Fenland: 760 cases
  • Huntingdonshire: 1,423 cases
  • Peterborough: 2,555 cases
  • South Cambridgeshire: 872 cases

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Cambridgeshire coronavirus deaths

The total number of patients who have died after contracting Covid-19 in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough currently stands at 400.

These figures represent people who had received a positive test result for Covid-19 and died within 28 days of the first positive test. The actual cause of death may not be Covid-19 in all cases.

The total deaths for each local authority in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are:

  • Cambridge: 46 deaths
  • East Cambridgeshire: 33 deaths
  • Fenland: 71 deaths
  • Huntingdonshire: 112 deaths
  • Peterborough: 99 deaths
  • South Cambridgeshire: 39 deaths

Total UK coronavirus cases and deaths

Social distancing markers at a Tesco Extra in Wembley
(Image: Aaron Chown/PA Wire)

The latest figures bring the total number of coronavirus cases in the UK to 894,690 since the pandemic began.

The government said a further 102 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19. This brings the UK total to 44,998.

Government coronavirus guidance as of October 26, 2020

Advice issued from Monday, October 12:

The three-tier local lockdown system splits different areas of England into medium, high and very high alert levels.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are currently in the medium tier, meaning there are no additional rules in place beyond existing measures on wearing face coverings, the rule of six, and social distancing.

For Covid alert level medium (Tier 1):

  • Strictly observe social distancing
  • Meet others outside where possible – only meet in groups of up to six people
  • Limit unnecessary journeys on public transport and work from home where possible
  • People should still go to work and children should still attend school

For Covid alert level high (Tier 2):

  • Reduce the number of different people meeting outside
  • Avoid travel except for essential journeys
  • Work from home where possible and reduce the number of shopping trips made or go at quieter times of the day
  • People can still go to work if they cannot work from home and children should still attend school
  • This is on top of restrictions for everyone to not meet other households indoors, unless part of a support bubble, and to only meet in groups of up to six people outdoors

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For Covid alert level very high (Tier 3):

  • Work from home and, in general, stay at home as much as possible, and avoid all but essential travel
  • People should also significantly reduce shopping trips, and if possible use online delivery or ask people in their household, support bubble or volunteers to collect food and medicines
  • People in these areas are encouraged to still go outside for exercise, and can still go to school and to work if they cannot work from home

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