This week’s headline numbers, taken from figures produced by Cambridgeshire County Council’s Public Health intelligence team.
- There have been 1,239 laboratory-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Cambridgeshire – an increase of nine since last week. The rate per 100,000 population is still less than the England average. (As usual, remember that the number of actual cases will be considerably higher).
- East Cambridgeshire still has the lowest rate in the county, and Huntingdonshire the highest. The rate of cases is increasing more slowly than previously.
- Over half (50.4 per cent) of Cambridgeshire care homes have reported an outbreak during this pandemic, compared to 44 per cent in the East of England. The proportion of care homes which have experienced outbreaks is highest in South Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire, and lowest in East Cambridgeshire. For the week starting 1 June, there was only one reported fresh outbreak in Cambridgeshire (in Huntingdonshire).
- 18 deaths related to Covid-19 occurred among Cambridgeshire residents in the week ending 5 June – a reduction on the previous week. Five of these deaths occurred in a care home. 13 of the 18 deaths occurred in Huntingdonshire, and none in East Cambridgeshire. 68 deaths from other causes occurred in the same period.
- Overall there have been 377 Covid-19 related deaths in Cambridgeshire between 27 March and 5 June. 239 of these have been in hospital, and 118 in care homes.
- For the week ending 5 June, the number of deaths is above the 2014-18 weekly average in Huntingdonshire and South Cambridgeshire, primarily as a result of deaths where Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate. The number of deaths in Cambridge, East Cambridgeshire and Fenland has returned to levels lower than the 2014-18 weekly average.
A full copy of the weekly report is available here.