Covid cases rise dramatically in SW

In the 7 days to the 9th July, Devon as a whole has seen a rise of 731 Covid cases, totalling 1849. Cornwall totals 1105 for the same period.

Torridge numbers are up but not as bad as the rest of Devon, on 64. Cases in Braunton are up to 42, so we have a purple section on the map. Plymouth numbered 1115 for 7 days to 9th July. Newquay area for that period remains the worst affected in Cornwall, though Padstow is thought to be rising.

From the Government’s Covid data for 7 days ending 4th July, 3 patients were admitted to North Devon Hospital. There was 1 coronavirus patient in the hospital with a mechanical ventilator on 6 July 2021.

For the 7 days to 9th July in Bude, we have 4 positive cases (but we know from other sources that it is now actually higher than 4).

Estimated R number for South West

1.3 to 1.6 with a daily infection growth rate range of +5% to +8% as of 9 July 2021.

In Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, 225 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on 14 July 2021. Between 8 July 2021 and 14 July 2021, there have been 3 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows an increase of 200.0% compared to the previous 7 days.

Between 8 July 2021 and 14 July 2021, 1,301 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows an increase of 31.4% compared to the previous 7 days.

Nationally, there are pockets of very high numbers of Covid-19, but with a particular swathe from Cumbria across to the NE.

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