Weekend Covid update for our area

Well, it seems Covid-19 numbers are rising in Cornwall and Devon.

In the 7 days to 8th August, cases rose in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by 630 to 2056, a rise of 44. 2%

In Devon, for the same period, cases were at 2854, a rise of 333, or 13.2%

Hotspots in Devon are around Exeter, Plymouth and Torbay. Torridge also had a rise of 24 to 199 cases (13.7%)

Bude’s figures were up by 8 to 35 cases, a rise of 29.6% and above the UK average.

Cornwall’s hotspots seem to be around Newquay. Newquay West had 77 cases, which doesn’t sound high, but it is a rate of 1,040.1% while Newquay East had 96 cases, a slightly lower rate of 963.3%

St Ives, the Rame Peninsula, Camborne, Falmouth, St Agnes and Perranporth, Truro and Redruth also had high case numbers.

Estimated R number for South West

0.8 to 1.1 with a daily infection growth rate range of -3% to +1% as of 13 August 2021.


From data dated 13th August, there has been one death in Torridge within 28 days of a Covid diagnosis. 11 patients were admitted to North Devon General Hospital, a rise of 450% There was 1 coronavirus patient in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 10 August 2021

In Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, there were 0 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 13 August 2021.

Between 7 August 2021 and 13 August 2021, there have been 4 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows a decrease of -20.0% compared to the previous 7 days.

Info from Public Health England.





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