Devon Covid-19 hotspots show rates higher than England average

The latest Covid-19 figures for Devon continue to show infection rates rising steadily and more clusters emerging across the county.

Paul Greaves www.devonlive.com 

Fremington & Instow in North Devon still had the most new positive cases, 42, during the rolling seven-day period up December 15. Chagford, Princetown & Dartmoor saw a steep rise from 16 to 41 cases.

Elsewhere, Wonford & St Loyes had 16 cases in Exeter. The city has seen a 23 per cent case rate increase over seven days. The average rate per 100,000 of population is just above 100. Surrounding areas are now starting to see increases with Cranbrook, Broadclyst & Stoke Canon registering 22.

Clusters in East Devon included Honiton North & East, (21) and Exmouth Brixignton (20). Rates of infection in both areas were above 300 per 100,000 of population. The current rate across England is 262 and rising.

The latest data comes as the Prime Minister announced that London and parts of the South East would enter a new Tier 4 of restrictions, effectively putting million of people into a new lockdown.

The cluster map was updated on Sunday afternoon (December 20).

It shows a decreasing number of areas recording three or fewer cases – though much of Mid Devon, South Hams, Torbay and parts of Teignbridge are still relatively free of the virus. Clusters are areas with three or more.

Overall Devon had 944 people with at least one positive test result int he most recent seven day period. The rate per 100,000 across the county, excluding Torbay and Plymouth, was 118.

Cases in Devon (December 9 – December 15)

Area, Number

Fremington & Instow 42

Chagford, Princetown & Dartmoor 41

Cranbrook, Broadclyst & Stoke Canon 22

Honiton North & East 21

Bideford South & East 21

Exmouth Brixington 20

Roundswell & Landkey 20

Woolwell & Lee Mill 18

Feniton & Whimple 16

Sidbury, Offwell & Beer 16

Wonford & St Loye’s 16

Kingsteignton 16

Ottery St Mary & West Hill 15

Uffculme & Hemyock 15

Barnstaple Pilton 15

Crediton 14

Chudleigh & Bovey Tracey 14

Tavistock 14

Exmouth Littleham 13

Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh 13

Willand, Sampford Peverell & Halberton 13

Barnstaple South 13

Braunton 13

Ivybridge 13

Ogwell, Mile End & Teigngrace 13

Exmouth Town 12

Central Exeter 12

Heavitree West & Polsloe 12

Barnstaple Central 12

Poppleford, Otterton & Woodbury 11

Sidmouth Sidford 11

Alphington & Marsh Barton 11

Axminster 10

Countess Wear & Topsham 10

Pennsylvania & University 10

St Leonard’s 10

Bratton Fleming, Goodleigh & Kings Heanton 10

Lynton & Combe Martin 10

Dawlish South 10

Shiphay & the Willows 10

Exwick & Foxhayes 9

Middlemoor & Sowton 9

St Thomas West 9

Cullompton 9

Tiverton West 9

Dawlish North 9

Honiton South & West 8

Pinhoe & Whipton North 8

Tiverton North & Outer 8

South Molton 8

Woolacombe, Georgeham & Croyde 8

Bishopsteignton & Shaldon 8

Moretonhampstead, Lustleigh & East Dartmoor

Hartland Coast 8

Bere Alston, Buckland Monachorum & Yelverton

Hatherleigh, Exbourne & North Tawton 8

Exmouth Halsdon 7

Seaton 7

St James’s Park & Hoopern 7

Bradninch, Silverton & Thorverton 7

Ilfracombe West 7

Ashburton & Buckfastleigh 7

Newton Abbot, Highweek 7

Holsworthy, Bradworthy & Welcombe 7

Lifton, Lamerton & Bridestowe 7

Kilmington, Colyton & Uplyme 6

Mincinglake & Beacon Heath 6

Salcombe, Malborough & Thurlestone 6

Blatchcombe & Blagdon 6

Shebbear, Cookworthy & Broadheath 6

Horrabridge & Mary Tavy 6

Okehampton 6

Clyst, Exton & Lympstone 5

St Thomas East 5

Barnstaple Sticklepath 5

Upton & Hele 5

Westward Ho! & Northam South 5

Winkleigh & High Bickington 5

Budleigh Salterton 4

Dunkesewell, Upottery & Stockland 4

Sidmouth Town 4

Bampton, Holcombe & Westleigh 4

Morchard Bishop, Copplestone & Newton St Cy

Tiverton East 4

Chillington, Torcross & Stoke Fleming 4

Marldon, Stoke Gabriel & Kingswear 4

Heathfield & Liverton 4

Newton Abbot, Broadlands & Wolborough 4

Brixham Town 4

Higher Brixham 4

Preston & Shorton 4

Torquay Central 4

Watcombe 4

Appledore & Northam North 4

Great Torrington 4

Heavitree East & Whipton South 3

Bishop’s Nympton, Witheridge & Chulmleigh 3

Dartmouth 3

Kingsbridge 3

Kingskerswell 3

Newton Abbot, Milber & Buckland 3

Starcross & Exminster 3

Chelston, Cockington & Livermead 3

Churston & Galmpton 3

Paignton Central 3

Bideford North 3

Bow, Lapford & Yeoford 0

Ilfracombe East 0

Loddiswell & Dartington 0

South Brent & Cornwood 0

Totnes Town 0

Wembury, Brixton & Newton Ferrers 0

Yealmpton, Modbury & Aveton Gifford 0

Ipplepen & Broadhempston 0

Newton Abbot, Town Centre 0

Tedburn, Shillingford & Higher Ashton 0

Teignmouth North 0

Teignmouth South 0

Babbacombe & Plainmoor 0

Clifton & Maidenway 0

Ellacombe 0

Goodrington & Roselands 0

St Marychurch & Maidencombe 0

Wellswood 0

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