Covid cases rising in Cornwall – again!

In the seven days to the 1st December, Bude had 102 cases, a case rate of 962.4 per 100,000, which placed it firmly in the highest case rate category on the map, well above the English average.

Poundstock and Kilkhampton cases had dropped to 70, a rate of 919.4, so still high. Cases around Holsworthy, Bradworthy and Hartland (previously very high) had begun to drop, but the whole of Torridge still had a high case rate of 1,027.4.

As a whole, Cornwall’s case rate was lower at 579.5 per 100,000, but rising with 3,335 cases. Neighbouring Devon had 5910 cases, a case rate of 729.

As of 5th December, 86.2% of people in Bude & Stratton had received their first vaccination, with 80.8% their second.

In Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly, there was 1 death within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 6 December 2021. Between 30 November 2021 and 6 December 2021, there have been 9 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows an increase of 125.0% compared to the previous 7 days.

In North Devon Healthcare Trust, between 22 November 2021 and 28 November 2021, 17 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows a decrease of -39.3% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 20 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 30 November 2021.

There were 2 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 30 November 2021.

Of course, in the last week, Omicron has taken front page, so the situation in likely to change yet again.

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