Three more people have sadly died from coronavirus in Cambridgeshire, latest statistics show.
This takes the county’s cumulative death toll to 409 after two deaths were also recorded yesterday.
Coronavirus cases within Cambridgeshire have increased by 134 to reach 8,499.
Peterborough saw the biggest rise, with 55 new cases recorded over the last day.
The figures show Covid-19 cases have increased across all parts of Cambridgeshire in the last 24 hours.
The national number of cases also increased by 24,957 to a total of 1,171,441 since the pandemic began.
Meanwhile, the UK’s coronavirus infection rate appears to be slowing down, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
While the infection rate is still increasing, “the rate of increase is less steep compared with previous weeks”, the ONS said.
Infection rates in Cambridgeshire give a mixed picture, with rates dropping in Cambridge while increasing in more rural areas.
Cambridgeshire coronavirus cases
A further 134 coronavirus cases have been reported in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough over the last 24 hours.
Yesterday, 148 new cases were recorded.
This brings the total to 8,499 cases since the start of the pandemic – 3,092 of these have been recorded in Peterborough alone.
The total cases recorded for each local authority in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are as follows:
- Cambridge: 1,318 cases – up from 1,300
- East Cambridgeshire: 455 cases – up from 448
- Fenland: 899 cases – up from 896
- Huntingdonshire: 1,649 cases – up from 1,624
- Peterborough: 3,092 – up from 3,037
- South Cambridgeshire: 1,086 cases – up from 1,060
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Cambridgeshire coronavirus deaths
Three further deaths have been recorded in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough over the last 24 hours.
Two deaths were reported in Peterborough, while one further death was recorded in Fenland.
This brings the total number of people who have died after contracting Covid-19 in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough since the start of the pandemic to 409.
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 total deaths for each local authority in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are:
- Cambridge: 46 deaths
- East Cambridgeshire: 34 deaths
- Fenland: 74 deaths
- Huntingdonshire: 112 deaths
- Peterborough: 104 deaths
- South Cambridgeshire: 39 deaths
Cambridgeshire coronavirus infection rates
Seven-day averages of infection rates – based on data from Public Health England – give a mixed picture of coronavirus trends in Cambridgeshire.
While some areas with previously high rates, like Cambridge, are seeing a fall in infection rates, other areas are climbing up the table, including East Cambridgeshire and Fenland.
The figures, for the seven days to November 2, are based on tests carried out in laboratories and in the wider community.
The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.
- Cambridge: 140.2 – down from 173.9 on October 26
- East Cambridgeshire: 53.4 – up from 39.0 on October 26
- Fenland: 90.3 – up from 78.5 on October 26
- Huntingdonshire : 82.0 – up from 50.0 on October 26
- Peterborough: 152.8 – up from 136.0 on October 26
- South Cambridgeshire: 70.4 – down from 71.0 on October 26
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Total UK coronavirus cases and deaths
The latest figures bring the total number of coronavirus cases in the UK to 1,171,441 since the pandemic began, after a further 24,957 people tested positive for Covid-19.
The government said a further 413 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19. This brings the UK total to 48,888.
Government coronavirus guidance as of November 7
On Saturday, October 31, Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a last-minute briefing to inform the nation that England would be going back into a nation-wide lockdown from Thursday, November 5.
Non-essential businesses including most shops, pubs and restaurants have been forced to close until December 2.
People must stay home apart from for a small number of permitted reasons, such as exercise with your household or on your own, for education, medical reasons, and food shopping.
The new rules also mean you can only meet outdoors with one person who is not from your household, but single-adult households can still form a support bubble.