The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across Cambridgeshire has increased by 101 in the last 24 hours.
The latest figures come as the Government announced that, as of 9am on Friday, there had been 15,650 other cases confirmed by the coronavirus laboratory in the UK.
It brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in the UK to 689,257.
In an effort to quell the spread of the virus across the country Prime Minister and Secretary of Health Matt Hancock introduced new restrictions on coronavirus blockade for many countries across England.
The decision was announced yesterday (October 15) which means that half the population of England will now be in Tier 2 or 3 of the coronavirus alarm system.
Despite the announcement Thursday, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough remains at the intermediate level, which means that there are no additional rules in place beyond the existing measures for wearing face masks, the sixth rule and social distancing.
Below we have included a breakdown of local coronavirus cases, deaths and limitations that Cambridgeshire residents should be aware of.
Cases of Cambridgeshire coronavirus
Another 101 cases of coronavirus have been reported in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough over the past 24 hours.
This leads to a total of 5,862 cases since the onset of the pandemic. 2,198 of these positive tests were recorded in Peterborough alone.
The total cases recorded for each local authority in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are as follows:
Deaths from Cambridgeshire coronavirus
A person in Cambridge has been registered to have died from coronavirus in the last 24 hours.
The total number of patients who died after contracting Covid-19 in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is now 396.
These figures represent people who had received a positive test result for Covid-19 and died within 28 days of the first positive test. The actual cause of death may not be Covid-19 in all cases.
The total deaths for each local authority in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are:
Total coronavirus cases and deaths in the UK
The government said that, as of 9 a.m. Friday, there had been 15,650 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK. It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 689,257.
The government also said 136 other people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, as of Friday. This brings the total of the UK to 43,429.
Separate figures published by UK statistics agencies show that there have now been 58,500 deaths recorded in the UK, where Covid-19 was mentioned in the death certificate.
You can check the number of cases in your area using the widget below:
Guidelines for government coronavirus as of October 16, 2020
Tips released Monday, October 12:
The new local three-level locking system introduced by Boris Johnson in the Commons yesterday divides different areas of England into medium, high and very high alarm levels.
For the Covid alarm level medium (Level 1):
- Strictly observe social distancing
- Meet others outside when possible – meet only in groups of up to six people
- Limit unnecessary travel on public transportation and work from home when possible
- People have to keep working and kids have to go to school
For the high level of Covid alarm (Level 2):
- Reduce the number of different people you meet outside
- Avoid trips other than essential trips
- Work from home where possible and reduce the number of trips made to shopping or go to quieter times of the day
- People can still go to work if they cannot work from home and the children have to go to school
This is on top of restrictions on everyone not meeting other families inside, unless they are part of a support bubble, and meeting only in groups of up to six people outside
For very high Covid alarm level (Level 3):
- Work from home and, in general, stay home as much as possible, and avoid all trips except the essential ones
- People should also significantly reduce shopping trips, and if possible use internet distribution or ask people in their home, support the bubble or volunteer to collect food and medicine
- People in these areas are still encouraged to go outside for exercise and can still go to school and work if they cannot work from home.
Tips released Monday, September 28th:
For anyone living in mid-level alarm areas, the rules introduced by the government in late September continue to apply.
- A maximum of 15 people, including the married couple, are allowed to attend the wedding
- A maximum of six persons, including the infant, can attend baptisms
- Funerals are exempt from the new restrictions, with up to 30 people allowed to attend
- People who fail to self-isolate when ordered to face fines of up to 10,000
- Businesses that violate COVID-19 restrictions face fines of up to 10,000
- Leisure, entertainment and leisure businesses, such as casinos and bingo halls, are also subject to a 22:00 hour ban, although theaters and cinemas are excluded if their performances exceed 22:00