Numbers are still high in the SW for Covid-19 and according to those we hear from who have had it, it is more than unpleasant.
In Bude, in the 7 days to 15th November, 51 cases put Bude at 481.2 per 100,000, still above the UK average. Cases in Cornwall rose to 2230, a case rate of 387.5 per 100,000.
In Devon, numbers are much higher at the moment, with 4886 cases for the same period, a case rate of 602.7
Neighbouring Bude, Torridge has been worst hit with 648 cases, a case rate of 943 per 100,000. Holsworthy, Bradworthy and Welcombe is especially high with 95 cases or 939.3 per 100,000.
Many of the cases seem to be among school-age children and young people.
Poundstock and Kilkhampton areas sat at 48 cases, a 630.4 case rate. Crackington, Tintagel and Camelford are all showing lower rates. The worst hit area in Cornwall at the moment is The Lizard, with a case rate of 946.7.
In Bude & Stratton, 85.6% of the population have had a first dose of the vaccine, with 80.4% having had their second dose. There is not yet enough data about booster doses. In Torridge, those figures rise to 87.3% first dose and 81.8 second dose of the vaccine.
On 20th November, 351 people tested positive in Cornwall/Isles of Scilly. There were 3 deaths within 28 days of a positive test and 1 (14 within the 7 days previously) person admitted to North Devon Hospital.
Between 8 November 2021 and 14 November 2021, 14 went into hospital (North Devon) with coronavirus. This shows an increase of 16.7% compared to the previous 7 days.
There were 15 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 16 November 2021.
There were 2 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 16 November 2021.