UK news Peterborough named as one of England's top 3 Covid black spots last minute news
MetiNews.Com - The news comes after Boris Johnson announced plans to ease England's lockdown yesterday (February 22)
Breaking News ! Peterborough is now one of the top three Covid black spots in England, according to the latest infection rate data. While other parts of the county have recorded significant drops in coronavirus infection rates over the course of the current lockdown, cases in Peterborough have been proving difficult to suppress. The city's infection rate, based on figures for the seven days to February 18 and expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people, is currently 270.0. The only areas above the Cambridgeshire city are Corby, with a rate of 329.6, and Middlesborough, with a rate of 285.1. Find the latest coronavirus cases in your area: Fenland sits further down the list as the second-worst affected Cambridgeshire district, with an infection rate of 196.4. Meanwhile, Cambridge's infection rate currently sits at 66.5, while South Cambridgeshire, the most Covid-free district in the county, currently has a rate of 55.3. This comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the "road map" for taking England out of lockdown yesterday (February 22). Adopting a more cautious approach this time, Mr Johnson has stuck to his promise that schools will be the priority when it comes to things reopening across the country. Tell us which businesses you think should reopen first using our lockdown survey below: Mr Johnson and his Government will begin to cautiously move the country out of lockdown on March 8.
. Cambridgeshire coronavirus infection rates: The figures given below, for the seven days to February 18, are based on tests carried out in laboratories and in the wider community. Also given, in brackets, is the infection rate for the previous week. East Cambridgeshire: 74.6 (109.1) Cambridge: 66.5 (78.5) South Cambridgeshire: 55.3 (96.2) Huntingdonshire: 124.7 (147.2) Fenland: 196.4 (245.5) Peterborough: 270.0 (276.9)