Covid-19 update

Covid cases were back on the up in the 7 days ending 19th April.

Devon’s cases rose by 9 to 84 (12%) while Cornwall’s rose by 28 to 72 cases (63.3%). Number are still low, of course. Most of the cases in Cornwall are in the far west, though cases also rose in Launceston to 4 (100%).

Torridge showed 8 cases, up 100%

Up to 23rd April:

Estimated R number for South West

0.7 to 1.1 with a daily infection growth rate range of -6% to 0% as of 23 April 2021.

There have been no deaths from Covid-19 in the last 7 days within North Devon Health Care and 1 death within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test in Cornwall.

However, don’t get too complacent. Here is national info from the government data:

 

Testing

Testing is where we do a test to see who has coronavirus. Some people are tested more than once.

There were 1,111,876 tests reported on 22 April 2021. This shows an increase of 16.8% compared to the previous 7 days.

Between 16 April 2021 and 22 April 2021, there have been 7,103,348 tests.

Cases

A confirmed case is someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.

2,061 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on .

Between 18 April 2021 and 24 April 2021, 17,233 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows a decrease of -2.8% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations

Vaccines are currently given in 2 doses, at least 21 days apart.

33,508,590 people had been given a first dose by the end of 23 April 2021.

12,071,810 people had been given a second dose by the end of 23 April 2021.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

132 people with coronavirus went into hospital on 20 April 2021.

Between 14 April 2021 and 20 April 2021, 1,113 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows a decrease of -21.3% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 1,781 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 22 April 2021.

Some people in the hospital need to use a special device called a mechanical ventilator to help them breathe.

There were 243 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 23 April 2021.

Deaths

There were 32 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 24 April 2021.

Between 18 April 2021 and 24 April 2021, there have been 159 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows a decrease of -11.7% compared to the previous 7 days.

 

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