Area breakdown as 1,259 new Covid-19 cases recorded across Devon

There were 1,259 new cases of Covid-19 recorded across Devon in the seven days to December 29, according to figures released today (January 3).

Ian Hughes

Cullompton reported more positive tests than any other area during that time, with 48.

Elsewhere, there were increases of 35 in Cranbrook, Broadclystand Stoke Canon, 32 in Ottery St Mary and West Hill, and 29 in Middlemoor and Sowton.

Over the same time period, the highest infection rate was also recorded in Cullompton  – with 545.8 new cases per 100,000 people.

It was followed by rates of 381.4 in Alphington and Marsh Barton, 372 in St Leonard’s, and 359.3 in Ottery St Mary and West Hill.

Across the UK, the death toll now stands at 75,024 and 2,654,779 people have tested positive since the beginning of the pandemic.

This represents an increase of 454 and 54,990 respectively in the past 24 hours.

AreaNew positives23-Dec to 29-DecRate per 100K23-Dec to 29-Dec
Alphington & Marsh Barton28381.4
Appledore & Northam North349.2
Ashburton & Buckfastleigh449.8
Babbacombe & Plainmoor589
Bampton, Holcombe & Westleigh13189.9
Barnstaple Central463.1
Barnstaple Pilton6102.9
Barnstaple South18202.5
Barnstaple Sticklepath7118.7
Bere Alston, Buckland Monachorum & Yelverton9142.1
Bideford North12201.4
Bideford South & East13101.5
Bishop’s Nympton, Witheridge & Chulmleigh687.9
Bishopsteignton & Shaldon9134.4
Blatchcombe & Blagdon649.8
Bow, Lapford & Yeoford8125.6
Bradninch, Silverton & Thorverton19227.2
Bratton Fleming, Goodleigh & Kings Heanton348.8
Brixham Town774
Budleigh Salterton7112.6
Central Exeter23190.3
Chagford, Princetown & Dartmoor10144
Chelston, Cockington & Livermead12109.6
Chillington, Torcross & Stoke Fleming353
Chudleigh & Bovey Tracey10102.5
Churston & Galmpton8118.2
Clifton & Maidenway9126.6
Clyst, Exton & Lympstone7102.4
Countess Wear & Topsham12155.6
Cranbrook, Broadclyst & Stoke Canon35260
Dawlish North13153
Dawlish South344.7
Dunkesewell, Upottery & Stockland8137.8
Exmouth Brixington11169.9
Exmouth Halsdon12173
Exmouth Littleham20266.2
Exmouth Town681.2
Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh15202.3
Exwick & Foxhayes15198.3
Feniton & Whimple23262.6
Fremington & Instow13203.2
Goodrington & Roselands456
Great Torrington350.2
Hartland Coast8122.9
Hatherleigh, Exbourne & North Tawton882.9
Heathfield & Liverton21325.5
Heavitree East & Whipton South9119.3
Heavitree West & Polsloe16187.4
Higher Brixham00
Holsworthy, Bradworthy & Welcombe988.8
Honiton North & East7115.7
Honiton South & West12218.1
Horrabridge & Mary Tavy9148.3
Ilfracombe East474.3
Ilfracombe West467.8
Ipplepen & Broadhempston00
Kilmington, Colyton & Uplyme559.9
Lifton, Lamerton & Bridestowe12180.5
Loddiswell & Dartington25346
Lynton & Combe Martin591.2
Marldon, Stoke Gabriel & Kingswear12160.1
Middlemoor & Sowton29231.1
Mincinglake & Beacon Heath457
Morchard Bishop, Copplestone & Newton St Cyres794.3
Moretonhampstead, Lustleigh & East Dartmoor14237.9
Newton Abbot, Broadlands & Wolborough8138.7
Newton Abbot, Highweek697.6
Newton Abbot, Milber & Buckland9160.6
Newton Abbot, Town Centre9143.9
Ogwell, Mile End & Teigngrace13155
Ottery St Mary & West Hill32359.3
Paignton Central00
Pennsylvania & University1194.6
Pinhoe & Whipton North19202.8
Poppleford, Otterton & Woodbury00
Preston & Shorton14158.7
Roundswell & Landkey12129.8
Salcombe, Malborough & Thurlestone10193.6
Shebbear, Cookworthy & Broadheath342.4
Shiphay & the Willows766.2
Sidbury, Offwell & Beer474.1
Sidmouth Sidford00
Sidmouth Town357.3
South Brent & Cornwood336.1
South Molton990.3
St James’s Park & Hoopern993.9
St Leonard’s25372
St Marychurch & Maidencombe8138.4
St Thomas East16195.5
St Thomas West14192.4
Starcross & Exminster14162
Tedburn, Shillingford & Higher Ashton10185.8
Teignmouth North670.9
Teignmouth South00
Tiverton East9121
Tiverton North & Outer16184.2
Tiverton West8126.8
Torquay Central10131.4
Totnes Town00
Uffculme & Hemyock16234
Upton & Hele693.6
Wembury, Brixton & Newton Ferrers10147.6
Westward Ho! & Northam South9141
Willand, Sampford Peverell & Halberton9123
Winkleigh & High Bickington795.7
Wonford & St Loye’s16193.1
Woolacombe, Georgeham & Croyde11204
Woolwell & Lee Mill11179.3
Yealmpton, Modbury & Aveton Gifford8103.8

Covid UK: Critically-ill patients from overwhelmed wards in London will be sent to West Country

More reports of critical patients being transferred to the South West:

Health officials today warned that people as young as 30 ‘will die from Covid’ as NHS hospitals in the West Country brace for an overspill of critically-ill patients from London under emergency plans.

Trusts in London and the south-east at the centre of the UK’s epidemic are preparing to transfer patients to hospitals in the south-west while patients in the east of England will be moved to the Midlands.

The massive Nightingale hospital at the London Excel Centre, which was created in record-time early in the pandemic only to be swiftly mothballed, is also expected to reopen within a fortnight, the Times reports.

National pairing arrangements have been put in place amid warnings from doctors that hospitals in the South have come under ‘immense pressure’ due to a surge in cases of ‘mutant’ Covid, with hospitals across the UK being told prepare to face the same Covid pressures as the NHS in the capital.

Full article can be found here: Jack Wright

Struggling first time buyers living in Dorset ‘ghost village’ buy homes built for locals only

The nine homes have been built in Worth Matravers on the picturesque Isle of Purbeck, a  peninsula in Dorset.

Sixty per cent of the 180 houses there belong to second homeowners and lay empty most of the time. The average price of property in the area is about £400,000.

But the new homes have been sold at 75 per cent their market value and offered to people who live or work in the village or surrounding area.

When the homes are eventually sold on in the future there is a covenant stating they must go to local people with the 25 per cent price reduction in place.

The new-build properties have been built by Dorset-based housing association East Boro.

Full article here: Milly Vincent 

Planning applications validated by EDDC week beginning 21 December