More than 1,100 cases of coronavirus found in Cornwall and Devon

More than 1,100 cases of coronavirus have been recorded across Cornwall and Devon in the last 24 hours, according to official figures.

Jonathon Manning www.devonlive.com

The latest statistics show that 411 new cases of the virus were found in Cornwall and the Isle of Scilly, bringing the total number to 51,755 since the start of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, in Devon, a further 759 people tested positive for Covid-19.

It means 107,600 people have caught the virus in Devon since the start of the pandemic.

Plymouth had the highest number of new cases, with 155 found in the last 24 hours. Today’s update means there have now been 28,305 confirmed cases in the city.

Torridge and West Devon reported the fewest cases today, with each area recorded 37 cases.

There were no new Covid-related deaths reported in the region today.

So far 543 people have died within 28 days of catching the virus in Cornwall, and a further 1,259 people have died in Devon.

The Government said a further 57 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday, bringing the UK total to 138,584.

Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 163,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

As of 9am on Sunday, there had been a further 45,140 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK, the Government said.

Government data up to October 16 shows that of the 94,756,683 Covid jabs given in the UK, 49,398,211 were first doses, a rise of 23,706 on the previous day.

Some 45,358,472 were second doses, an increase of 32,983.

This is the latest breakdown of confirmed cases across the 11 local authorities across Cornwall and Devon since the start of the pandemic, plus the change in the last 24 hours (in brackets):

  • Cornwall and Isles of Scilly – 51,755 (+411)
  • East Devon – 12,291 (+117)
  • Plymouth – 28,305 (+155)
  • Mid Devon – 6,735 (+86)
  • Torridge – 4,738 (+37)
  • Torbay – 13,548 (+74)
  • Exeter – 13,511 (+62)
  • North Devon – 7,678 (+60)
  • West Devon – 3,951 (+37)
  • Teignbridge – 10,479 (+68)
  • South Hams – 6,364 (+63)

Coronavirus deaths in Cornwall and Devon since the start of the pandemic (and latest 24-hour increase as of October 17):

  • Cornwall and Isles of Scilly – 543 (+0)
  • East Devon – 202 (+0)
  • Plymouth – 265 (+0)
  • Mid Devon – 92 (+0)
  • Torridge – 63 (+0)
  • Torbay – 188 (+0)
  • Exeter – 131 (+0)
  • North Devon – 78 (+0)
  • West Devon – 40 (+0)
  • Teignbridge – 143 (+0)
  • South Hams – 57 (+0)

Total: 1,802 (-)

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