Number of new COVID clusters falls in regional latest figures

For the first time in weeks the total number of new COVID clusters has fallen in Devon and Cornwall on the government’s official map.

Colleen Smith 18 Oct www.devonlive.com 

The MSOA data now covers the period October 8 to 14, with 11 new cluster areas today being added to it, but 13 dropping off the rolling data.

It is the first day for a long time when the total number of areas with a cluster in Devon and Cornwall has fallen.

In the worrying Exeter University area numbers continue to fall with Pennsylvania and University now down from 139 to 121.

Exeter’s figure is the lowest since September 28. But in contrast, Torbay’s daily figure appears to the highest one yet with more new cases than anywhere else except Exeter across the two counties.

Hospital figures for the South West rose from 158 to 161 today No deaths have been reported in the NHS England stats for the South West today.

Sunday’s figures show 120 new coronavirus cases in Devon and Cornwall.

Of those 11 are in Cornwall, 25 in Plymouth and 30 are in Torbay.

In Devon there are six in East Devon, 10 in Exeter, 2 in Mid Devon, 5 in North Devon, , 4 in West Devon, 4 in Torridge, 11 in South Hams and 12 in Teignbridge.

In Plymouth

Mutley has 18 cases, up from 15

City Centre, Barbican & Sutton Harbour is up from 11 to 14

Devonport, Mount Wise & Morice Town has 12 cases

Keyham is up seven to 11

King’s Tamerton & West Park has nine cases

In Exeter

Pennsylvania & University 121

Central Exeter 49

St James’s Park & Hoopern 32

Middlemoor & Sowton 29

Alphington & Marsh Barton 17

Mincinglake & Beacon Heath 16

Countess Wear & Topsham 10

In Torbay

Upton and Hele is up from 14 yesterday to 18

St Marychurch & Maidencombe has risen by one to 13

Shiphay & the Willows has 12 cases

Chelston, Cockington & Livermead is up from nine to 11

In North Devon

Ilfracombe East and West have a smattering of new cases.

The only other cluster in North Devon is nine cases on the edge of Exmoor, Dunster and Dulverton.

The East of the town has seen six new positive cases this week taking it to 10 and the Ilfracombe West still has six.

In Teignbridge

The Shaldon and Bishopsteignton cluster has grown to nine cases; Teignmouth South has seven; Newton Abbot, Broadlands and Wolborough have seven and Heathfield & Liverton has seven.

In West Devon

There is a spike in the numbers showing on the MSOA map for the whole West Devon area in the last seven days with 29 cases in total across the area, although none of the clusters are more than six.

In Cornwall

There is only one cluster in double digits in Cornwall.

13 Lostwithiel & Penwithick

7 Redruth North

7 Ponsanooth, Mabe Burnthouse & Constantine

7Shortlanesend, Chacewater & Carnon Downs

6 Crowan, Wendron & Stithians

6 Holsworthy, Bradworthy & Welcombe

5 Padstow & St Issey

5 Camelford & Tresmeer

5 The Lizard

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