Covid rates up in all areas of Devon

Coronavirus infection rates have gone up in all ten areas of Devon.

Daniel Clark www.devonlive.com

Torridge continues to have the highest coronavirus infection rate in Devon, as the area recorded a rate of 451.1 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending October 7, according to the latest data from the UK Health Security Agency.

The lowest infection rate is in Mid Devon, where the rate is 291.8 cases per 100,000 people.

In Devon as a whole, the infection rate is now 357.9 cases per 100,000 population – slightly higher than the national average, which is 356.6 cases per 100,000 people.

A total of 4,330 people tested positive for coronavirus across Devon in the week which ended on October 7. The county-wide weekly total has increased by 566 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was up 15 per cent in the last week.

The infection rate is higher than the national average in 4 areas of Devon. It is lower than the national average in 6 areas.

Deaths

In the week ending October 7, a total of 11 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Devon, which is 8 fewer than the week before.

Cases reported in each of the ten areas

There was a rise of seven per cent in cases in East Devon over the week ending October 7, and the infection rate is now 336.3 cases per 100,000 population.

East Devon recorded 498 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 33 more than the previous week.

Teignbridge saw a total of 463 cases in the week ending October 7, which is 37 more than the previous week. That is a rise of nine per cent.

In Teignbridge, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 342.9 cases per 100,000 people.

In Torridge, there were 310 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending October 7, which is 55 more than the previous 7 days.

Torridge has the highest infection rate in the region. The infection rate in Torridge is up slightly compared with the previous day and the week-on-week trend is up by 22 per cent.

In North Devon, the latest infection rate is 410.5 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone up by eight per cent.

A total of 403 people tested positive for Covid in North Devon over the seven days ending on October 7, which is 29 more than the week before.

In Exeter, the number of cases is up by nine per cent compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 315.0 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 420 positive Covid-19 tests in Exeter in the week ending October 7, which was 35 more than the previous 7 days.

There were 241 positive tests over the last week in West Devon, which is 68 more than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in West Devon is up by 39 per cent and the latest infection rate is 429.3 cases per 100,000 people.

Plymouth recorded 1016 coronavirus cases, which is 126 more than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Plymouth is 386.5 cases per 100,000 people and that is up 14 per cent week-on-week.

The trend is up in Torbay, where there were 478 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending October 7, which is 130 more than the previous 7 days. That is up by 37 per cent compared to the previous week.

The latest infection rate in Torbay is 350.9 cases per 100,000 people, which is lower than the national average.

South Hams is an area where the trend is up. The latest infection rate here is 293.4 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 258 cases recorded in South Hams, which is 17 more than the previous week – a rise of seven per cent.

Mid Devon, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 243 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending October 7, which is 36 more than the previous 7 days.

The coronavirus infection rate in Mid Devon is now 291.8 cases per 100,000 people and is up by 17 per cent week-on-week.

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