The Government data tells us there has been a rise in Covid cases in our part of the SW. Remember we are starting from a low base, so there is no need for any panic but remain vigilant and careful on social distancing, etc.
In the 7 days to 9th November, Bude and Stratton area (including Flexbury) had 30 cases, up 22 (275% rise). Seven–day rates are expressed per 100,000 population and are calculated by dividing the seven day count by the area population and multiplying by 100,000.
Numbers are still low compared to other parts of the country but the rise is high, so continue to take good care out there.
Surrounding areas, from Poundstock to Kilkhampton had 6 cases for the same time period, up by 4 (a 200% rise).
Holsworthy, Bradworthy and Welcome areas stand at 8 (up by 4, a 100% rise).
Hartland coast area stands at 6, up by 2 (a 50% rise).
Launceston has 13, up by 7, a 116.7% rise.
The colours on the map are changing dramatically. Effectively, purples are the highest rates, blues are higher rates greens are middling rates and whites are low rates. In total, Devon had 931 cases (up 135, 17%) and Cornwall 431 cases (up 132, 44.1%).