A further two people have died in Cambridgeshire according to the latest coronavirus data.
In the figures released today, December 15, by the Government, two further deaths were recorded in Fenland, bringing the county’s total number of deaths to 479.
Elsewhere in the county, more than 500 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last seven day period in one area.
The huge rise in cases came from Peterborough, where 531 cases were recorded in the last seven days. The city has now recorded a total of 5,532 confirmed cases since the pandemic hit our shores.
The UK as a whole recorded a further 18,450 positive cases, meaning that in total 1,888,116 people have tested positive for the virus since its outbreak.
506 more deaths were recorded across the country, bringing the death toll to 64,908 since the outbreak of the virus.
It comes as pressure is mounting on the Government to revise their plans for COVID Christmas bubbles, which will allow families to mix over the festive period.
Experts and leading scientists have warned the Government that their plans to ease restrictions over Christmas will lead to a likely third wave and could cost lives.
A Downing Street spokesperson said the restrictions would be kept under review and that it remains the Government’s “intention” to allow up to three households to mix over the five days around Christmas.
Cases by area – whole pandemic and past 24 hours
Across Cambridgeshire almost 14,000 people have tested positive for the virus since the outbreak.
The county as a whole has had a total of 13,990 confirmed positive cases throughout the course of the pandemic, up from yesterday’s figure of 13,801.
That means there have been a further 189 positive cases of coronavirus in Cambridgeshire discovered since yesterday, with 84 of them coming from Peterborough and 41 from South Cambridgeshire.
Cases by area – last seven days
Almost the entire county has seen a rise of new coronavirus cases of more than 100 in the last seven days.
The biggest rise was in Peterborough which saw more than 500 confirmed cases in the seven day period.
- Cambridge: 104
- East Cambridgeshire: 88
- Fenland: 126
- Huntingdonshire: 104
- Peterborough: 531
- South Cambridgeshire: 133
In Cambridgeshire 479 people have now died after contracting coronavirus.
It comes after Fenland recorded two further deaths today, bringing their total to 91.
This total consists of people who have died within 28 days of a positive test result for COVID-19.
- Cambridge: 48
- East Cambridgeshire: 36
- Fenland: 91
- Huntingdonshire: 119
- Peterborough: 139
- South Cambridgeshire: 46