Devon’s latest Covid hotspots as cases soar

Honiton and Seaton are now hotspots

Colleen Smith www.devonlive.com

Coronavirus cases are rising fast across Devon with new figures showing numbers rising rapidly in the week up to July 9.

The worst trouble spots are now in parts of Newton Abbot, Torquay, Plymouth, Honiton, Seaton and Braunton – all with case rates above 400 per 100,000 people.

In Braunton, the numbers over the seven days up to July 9 shot up by a shocking 500 per cent.

Wednesday’s figures saw 1,046 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Devon and Cornwall with 276 in Plymouth, 111 in Torbay, 96 in Teignbridge, 90 in East Devon, 64 in Exeter, 37 in Mid Devon, 64 in North Devon, , 43 in South Hams, , 27 in Torridge, 13 in West Devon and 225 in Cornwall.

The highest case rate area across Devon and Cornwall is now in Newton Abbot where 44 new cases have been reported.

The Newton Abbot, Broadlands & Wolborough area saw a rise of 193.3%, giving it a case rate of 762.8 per 100,000 people.

Torquay’s Chelston area is the second worst hit with a case rate of 749.2 after another 49 new cases taking the total with covid to 82 (up 148.5 per cent).

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Torbay as a whole local authority area is now just below 400 cases per 100,000 people – numbers are still lower across Paignton and Brixham.

Torbay had a total of 538 cases in the week up to July 9 (with 242 new cases in the seven days) which is an increase of 81.8 per cent, and a case rate per 100,000 people of 394.8.

These are the other places across the county with case rates of more than 400 in the week up to July 9.

  • Braunton has 42 cases (35 new cases) which is a rise of 500 per cent this week – a case rate per 100,000 people of 445.1.
  • Bradninch, Silverton & Thorverton – 42 (up 31) 281.8% increase and a case rate per 100,000 people of 502.3.
  • Honiton South & West – 23 (up 17) 283.3% increase and a case rate per 100,000 people of 418.1.
  • Seaton – 41 (up 28) 215.4% increase and a case rate per 100,000 people of 544.1.
  • Chelston, Cockington & Livermead has 82 (up 49) increase of 148.5% and a case rate per 100,000 people of 749.2.
  • Ellacombe 39 cases (up 14) 56per cent increase at 668.6 case rate.
  • Torquay Central has 49 cases (up 32) increase of 188.2) and a case rate per 100,000 people of 644.0.
  • Upton & Hele – 37 (up 11) 42.3% increase to 577 case rate.
  • Babbacombe & Plainmoor- 27 cases ( up 19) 237.5%increase to 480.4 case rate.
  • St Marychurch & Maidencombe – 27 cases (up 17) 170 increase to 467.1 rate.
  • Watcombe – 32 cases (up 14) 77.8 per cent increase to 443 rate.
  • Kingsteignton – 60 cases up 51, 566.7 per cent increase to 673.6 case rate.
  • Newton Abbot Highweek – 41 cases up 30, 272.7 per cent increase to 666.7 rate.
  • Kingskerswell – 28 cases (up 16) 133.3 per cent increase to 455.7 case rate.
  • Newton Abbot, Milber & Buckland – 26 cases (up 21) 420 increase to 464 case rate.
  • Ogwell, Mile End & Teigngrace – 43 cases up 24 (126.3 increase) 512.6 case rate.
  • Newton Abbot town centre – 30 cases, up 23 (328.6 per cent increase to 479.6 case rate).
  • In Exeter, St James’s Park & Hoopern had 41 cases, down 14 (-25.5 per cent) and a case rate per 100,000 people of 427.8.
  • Plymouth – 1115 cases, up 657 (143.4 per cent increase and Case rate per 100,000 people pf 425.4.

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