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.
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
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
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.
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.
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