Covid ‘clusters’ in 12 parts of East Devon with 69 new cases across district

Another 69 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in East Devon in the past week – with ‘clusters’ identified in a dozen of its wards.  

East Devon Reporter eastdevonnews.co.uk 

It means a total of 466 Covid-19 cases have now been recorded in the district, where the infection rate is 318.6 for every 100,000 people.

In Exeter, 379 new cases have been confirmed in the past seven days. The city’s overall total stands at 1,442 with an infection rate of 1,097.4.

There were 1,133 new cases across both Devon and Cornwall.

Statistics are from both ‘pillar one’ NHS data and ‘pillar two’ data from commercial partners.

Ninety-two new cases had been confirmed across East Devon – and 603 in Exeter -in the previous week.

However, around half of these were backdated due to a widely-reported national database glitch.

‘Clusters’ in 12 East Devon areas

A dozen ‘clusters’ – where three or more Covid cases have been confirmed – have been identified in East Devon in:

  • Cranbrook, Broadclyst and Stoke Canon (18 cases);
  • Exmouth Town (eight);
  • Clyst, Exton and Lympstone (seven);
  • Sidbury, Offwell and Beer (six);
  • Ottery St Mary and West Hill (five);
  • Exmouth Littleham (five);
  • Feniton and Whimple (five);
  • Axminster (four);
  • Exmouth Halsdon (four);
  • Budleigh Salterton (three);
  • Exmouth Brixington (three);
  • Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh (three).

The ‘clusters’ data, last updated yesterday afternoon (Friday, October 16), is based on a rolling rate of new cases by specimen date ending on October 11.

Figures are based on Middle Super Output Areas (MSOA) in England – broken down into zones of around 7,200 people.

‘Clusters’ have been identified in all of Exeter’s 15 wards:

  • Pennsylvania and University (193 cases);
  • Central Exeter (66);
  • St James Park and Hoopern (56);
  • Middlemoor and Sowton (28);
  • Mincinglake and Beacon Heath (23);
  • Alphington and Marsh Barton (20);
  • Pinhoe and Whipton North (19);
  • St Leonard’s (18);
  • Heavitree West and Polsloe (14);
  • Wonford and St Loye’s (14);
  • St Thomas East (12);
  • Heavitree East and Whipton South (ten);
  • Exwick and Foxhayes (nine).
  • St Thomas West (nine);
  • Countess Wear and Topsham (seven).

New cases across Devon and specimen dates

Some 943 new cases of coronavirus have been across Devon in the past week.

Of these, 69 were in East Devon, 379 in Exeter, 39 in Mid Devon, 50 in North Devon, and 176 in Plymouth.

There were 41 cases in the South Hams, 71 in Teignbridge, 88 in Torbay, 23 in Torridge and 27 in West Devon.

Cornwall recorded 170 new cases.

Of the 943 Devon cases, 581 had a specimen dare of between October 9 and October 15.

Fifty of these were in East Devon and 218 were in Exeter.

There were 109 in Plymouth, 45 in Torbay, 44 in Teignbridge, 40 in North Devon, 26 in the South Hams, 21 in Mid Devon, 15 in Torridge, and 13 in West Devon.

Eighty-two of Cornwall’s cases had specimen dates in the past week.

The number of people in hospital in the South West in the past week has risen to 151 from 77 and there are currently 17 people on a mechanical ventilator.

How the figures compare to the previous week

Of the 1,369 Covid cases confirmed across Devon and Cornwall in the week before last, 745 had a specimen date between October 2 and 8.

Some 310 of these were in Exeter and 45 were in East Devon.

Covid cases totals and infection rates

Devon has now recorded a total of 3,376 confirmed coronavirus cases. The county’s infection rate is 420.8 per 100,000 people.

Of these, 466 have been in East Devon, where the infection rate is 318.6.

Exeter’s total is 1,442 and its infection rate 1,097.4.

There has been a total of 1,268 cases in Plymouth, 550 in Torbay, 418 in Teignbridge, 320 in Mid Devon, 256 in North Devon, 220 in the South Hams, 137 in West Devon, and 117 in Torridge.

The total in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is 1,804 cases.

A total of 584,843 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in England. The national infection rate is 1,039 per 100,000 people.

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