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Breaking News ! Covid rates have risen in several parts of Cambridgeshire over the last month, figures show. This is despite the county being under a strict national lockdown since November 5, with most businesses closed and social mixing banned by the government. The majority of Cambridgeshire has seen a rise in Covid rates during this period - with infections more than doubling in East Cambridgeshire areas and towns from 31.2 to 77.9. The figures from Public Health England show Covid rates have only fallen in two parts of Cambridgeshire since before the lockdown, in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire. However, research from the PA news agency shows that Peterborough - which has the highest Covid rate in the county of 209.1 - is the only part of Cambridgeshire where rates are continuing to climb, suggesting other areas are seeing a gradual decline in infections. Huntingdonshire, which includes towns like St Neots and Huntingdon, also saw an increase in rates over the lockdown period. It comes as the county prepares to enter a Tier 2 lockdown system from December 2, when the national lockdown is due to be lifted. Cambs prepares for Tier 2 lockdown What you can and can't do in Tier 2 Christmas shopping rules in Cambs When will Tier 2 restrictions end? Share your view on the lockdown rules Most Covid rates climb despite national lockdown The table below compares the Covid rates in Cambridgeshire from when the national lockdown was announced on October 31 to the most recent figures. It shows how Covid rates have increased in the majority of the county, with only Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire seeing a comparative fall in rates. Local authority Covid rate - Nov 24 Covid rate - Oct 31 Peterborough 209.1 148.8 Cambridge 84.
.2 East Cambridgeshire 77.9 31.2 South Cambridgeshire 54.1 64.1 Fenland 106 81.5 Huntingdonshire 62.4 59 Covid rates are published by Public Health England and expressed as the number of new cases recorded over a weekly period. The figures are given for the seven days leading up to October 31 and November 24. Follow Cambridgeshire Live Our daily newsletter - To get the latest headlines direct to your email inbox every day, put your email in the box at the top and hit subscribe. Follow Cambridgeshire Live to stay in the know Follow Cambridgeshire Live on Facebook - Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to like and follow. Follow us on Twitter - For breaking news and the latest stories. Click here to follow us on Twitter.