Weekend local Covid update

So, it’s the weekend again, and we will take a look at what’s happening in our area.

The interactive map takes us to 8th February, and it is good to see that numbers are not recorded (as low) for Hartland Coast, Kilkhampton to Poundstock, Bude, Crackington Haven, Camelford and Launceston. The only close area showing cases is 3 in Holsworthy, Bradworthy and Welcombe.

Torridge is down to 11 cases, Devon to 458, and Cornwall to 464.

In most parts of the country, the number has dropped.

Today’s figures show:

Estimated R number for the healthcare region of South West

0.7 to 0.9 with a daily infection growth rate range of -5% to -3% as of 12 February 2021, so it is below the important 1 figure.

Vaccinations in England

Vaccines are currently given in 2 doses, at least 21 days apart.

12,246,166 people had been given a first dose by the end of 12 February 2021.

487,699 people had been given a second dose by the end of 12 February 2021.

 

Healthcare in Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

0 people with coronavirus went into hospital on 7 February 2021.

Between 1 February 2021 and 7 February 2021, 2 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows a decrease of 66.7% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 2 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 9 February 2021.

Some people in the hospital need to use a special device called a mechanical ventilator to help them breathe.

There was 1 coronavirus patient in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 9 February 2021.

Deaths in Torridge

There was 1 death within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 13 February 2021.

Between 7 February 2021 and 13 February 2021, there have been 1 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows an increase of 0% compared to the previous 7 days.

Deaths in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

There were 4 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 13 February 2021.

Between 7 February 2021 and 13 February 2021, there have been 44 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows an increase of 18.9% compared to the previous 7 days.

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