Given extra support has been deployed to our region, it’s time to take another look at the SW Covid figures.
So, information released by the government and NHS tells us that in Cornwall/Isles of Scilly:
369 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on 29 August 2021.
Between 23 August 2021 and 29 August 2021, 3,194 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows a decrease of -27.5% compared to the previous 7 days.
In the seven days to August 24th, Cornwall had 4350 cases, a rate of 755.8 per 100,000
Neighbouring Devon had 4332, a case rate of 533.1
Close to home for this period, Bude had 68 cases, a rate of 637.5; Poundstock and Kilkhampton 39 (516.0); Crackington & Tintagel, 50 (695.2); Camelford and Tresmeer, 52 (717.0), and across the border, Holsworthy, Bradworthy and Welcombe 51 (503.3); Hartland Coast, 38 (583.9) and Torridge as a whole, 377 (548.6).
The worst hit places remained Padstow, Newquay, Truro, Roseland, Camborne, Looe, St Austell and St Ives.
Vaccines in Cornwall area
Vaccines are currently given in 2 doses, at least 21 days apart.
427,159 people had been given a first dose by the end of 28 August 2021.
390,493 people had been given a second dose by the end of 28 August 2021.
Hospital admittance and deaths
The healthcare info comes from North Devon:
3 people with coronavirus went into hospital on 22 August 2021.
Between 16 August 2021 and 22 August 2021, 16 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows an increase of 23.1% compared to the previous 7 days.
There were 19 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 24 August 2021.
There was 1 coronavirus patient in a hospital bed with a mechanical ventilator on 24 August 2021.
Between 23 August 2021 and 29 August 2021, there have been 9 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows an increase of 200.0% compared to the previous 7 days.