Weekend SW Covid update

Well, happy days, cases of Covid are on the decline once again, so in Bude & Stratton in the 7 days to 9th January, numbers dropped to 121, a case rate of 1141.6.

In Kilkhampton and Poundstock for the same period, numbers were (945.6).

Holsworthy, Bradworthy and Welcombe also showed a drop to 104 (1028.3)

Hartland Coast rose, however, to 59 (905.9)

Launceston dropped to 117 (1057.1)

Camelford and Tresmeer were lower at 50 (695.1)

Crackington and Tintagel number 53 (723.7)

As a whole, cases in Cornwall numbered 5440 (945.2) while in Devon the figures were 8557 (1055.5)

Hospitals and deaths

In North Devon Healthcare Trust, between 3 January 2022 and 9 January 2022, 9 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows an increase of 12.5% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 11 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 11 January 2022.

In Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, between 8 January 2022 and 14 January 2022, there have been 7 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows an increase of 250% compared to the previous 7 days.

ZOE research data suggests we might finally be over the peak of the Omicron outbreak as new cases are now on the decline, dipping below 200,000 a day nationally. Their reports indicate that there are now more cases of COVID with cold-like symptoms than there are other ‘colds’. Currently, 52.5% of new cold-like symptoms are symptomatic COVID.

It seems that a number of people are catching the virus more than once in a short space of time.

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