Omicron has been very much in the news this week.
More than 50% of the adult UK population are now boosted after the programme was accelerated this week to offer the jab to everyone aged over 18. In Bude & Stratton, on 16th December, that figure was 47.9%, with 86.9% receiving their first dose and 81.3% their second.
From data on 17th December, 2748 cases tested positive in Cornwall, which is rising, and deaths within 28 days of a positive test in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly rose to 9 in the 7 days prior. The number of patients admitted to North Devon Hospital dropped t0 20 in the week to 17th December.
In Bude, in the 7 days to 12th December, cases dropped to 75, a case rate of 707.6.
Other places in Cornwall/Devon showed a similar drop, though there have been large rises around Plymouth.