There was a slight increase in positive Covid-19 tests in the Anglia area during the week after the easing of the lockdown measures over the weekend of July 4/5.
There was a 5% increase in confirmed cases of coronavirus in the region between July 10 and 10 compared to the previous week. This is the first weekly increase since the peak of the pandemic in late April / early May.
According to Public Health England, there were 390 positive coronavirus tests in the week to July 10 compared to 371 during the week to July 3.
Despite the marginal increase, the figures are overshadowed by the 3.000 weekly confirmed cases that were discovered in the region at the height of the epidemic.
Pubs, restaurants, cinemas and hairdressers were allowed to reopen on Saturday July 4 even if social distancing measures remain in place.
Peterborough, in particular, has seen a large increase in cases, although the numbers are relatively low. There was 58 positive tests in the city in the week of July 10 compared to 27 The week before.
Bedford saw the highest rate of coronavirus infection in the entire Anglia region during the pandemic, but new cases have declined in the city since 33 in a week for just 15.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on his first visit to his constituency of West Suffolk in February Friday that the coronavirus crisis “is not behind us, but the peak is”.
Mr. Hancock was visiting the Newmarket Community Hospital where he told ITV News Anglia: “It was far from returning to normal. “
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 5,800 have died from the disease in the Anglia region or have mentioned the disease on their death certificate.
There have been almost 28,000 positive tests, although the actual number of cases appears to be much higher, with most people showing no symptoms.
Surveys suggest that up to 6% of the population may have already been infected with a coronavirus, which represents more than 400,000 in the region of Anglia.
Matt Hancock said “targeted action” is being taken against more than 100 local coronavirus outbreaks each week.
The health secretary revealed that the flare-ups are treated “quickly and silently”, while he said that the increased testing means that officials can take a more targeted approach rather than imposing national measures.
Some parts of the Anglia region have experienced much higher infection rates than others, but overall the region has not seen as many confirmed cases per capita as England as a whole.
Confirmed coronavirus cases in the Anglia region per 100,000 population
Confirmed cases of coronavirus in England per 100,000 inhabitants
Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Anglia region per 100,000 inhabitants
Bedfordshire – 587
Cambridgeshire – 416
Essex – 362
Hertfordshire – 350
Milton Keynes – 319
Norfolk – 317
Northamptonshire – 434
Rutland – 232
Suffolk – 346
The region of Anglia includes the East of England plus Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes. Bedfordshire is the three unitary regions of Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Luton. Cambridgeshire includes Peterborough and Essex includes Southend and Thurrock.
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