COVID-19: Cases continue to drop across Devon and Cornwall

  Posted: 06.04.21 at 12:52 by Daniel Clark - Local Democracy Reporter

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The number of coronavirus cases confirmed across Devon and Cornwall fell by a third last week to the lowest level seen since mid-September.

A total of 292 new cases were confirmed across the two counties in the last week – the first week with less than 300 since the week ending September 18 – with the total since the start of the pandemic now standing at 47,410.

Cases confirmed in the last week increased in Exeter and North Devon – though both only by a single figure – and have fallen everywhere else in the two counties.

Of the 292 new cases confirmed since March 26, 92 were in Cornwall, with 23 in East Devon, 25 in Exeter, 17 in Mid Devon, 9 in North Devon, 74 in Plymouth, 11 in South Hams, 15 in Teignbridge, 19 in Torbay, 3 in Torridge and 4 in West Devon.

This compares to 397 new cases confirmed the previous week.
The number of patients in hospitals across Devon following a positive COVID-19 test have also nearly halved in the last week, to levels last seen in early October.

As of Tuesday, March 30, there were 19 patients across the county in hospital after a positive test, down from 34 as of the previous Tuesday.

In total there were 13 patients at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (down from 21 as of March 23), 3 at Torbay Hospital (down from 6), 3 in Derriford Hospital in Plymouth (down from 6), and 0 at North Devon District Hospital (down from 1).

In the last week, there has been one COVID-related death in Devon and Cornwall hospitals. 

More than one million COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Devon and Cornwall.

The statistics, which provide the position as of March 28, show that there have been 1,057,602, vaccines delivered in the two counties, with 949,981 of them being the first dose.

In Devon, 642,832 people have had their first dose, with 71,795 of them having had a second dose, while in Cornwall, 307,149 people have had their first dose, with 35,826 a second dose.

It means that in Devon, 64.3 per cent of adults have had at least vaccine dose, with 7.1 per cent of adults having had a second dose, while in Cornwall, 66.2 per cent of adults have had one dose, with 7.7 per cent having had their second dose as well.

These figures will have risen in the most recent days as it shows the position as of Sunday.

In East Devon, South Hams, Torbay, Teignbridge, Torridge and West Devon, more than 70 per cent of adults have had at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine

COVID-19 case numbers for Seaton area as of March 31:

Seaton - 3 (decrease if 5 on previous week)

Axminster - fewer than 3 cases (in small areas with fewer than three cases, full data is not provided to protect the identity of individuals).

Kilmington, Colyton & Uplyme - fewer than 3 cases

Lyme Regis, Charmouth & Marshwood Vale - fewer than 3 cases

Tatworth & Combe St Nicholas - fewer than 3 cases

Chard West - 9 (decrease of 1)

Chard North & East - fewer than 3 cases

Dunkeswell, Upottery & Stockland - 4 (increase of 2)

Honiton North & East - fewer than 3 cases

Honiton South & West - fewer than 3 cases

Feniton & Whimple - fewer than 3 cases

Ottery St Mary & West Hill - fewer than 3 cases

Sidmouth Town - fewer than 3 cases

Sidmouth Sidford - fewer than 3 cases

Poppleford, Otterton & Woodbury - fewer than 3 cases

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