New figures reveal 293 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in East Devon and Exeter

A total of 293 confirmed coronavirus cases have been recorded in East Devon and Exeter, new government statistics have revealed.

Both areas’ combined sum is just 0.13 per cent of the UK’s overall tally.

The figures, broken down into local authorities for the first time, also show the infection rate per 100,000 people.

Data was last updated at 5.20pm yesterday (Friday, May 8).

There have been 132 lab-confirmed coronavirus cases in East Devon, where the infection rate is 91.5 per 100,000 people. This is 0.06 per cent of the UK total of 211,364.

In Exeter, there have been 161 Covid-19 cases and the infection rate is 123.4 per 100,000 people. This is 0.07 per cent of the national total.

Nationally, East Devon has the 11th lowest infection rate and 42nd lowest number of cases of the 316 local authority areas in the country.

Exeter has the 45th lowest infection rate and 71st lowest number of cases.

The total of confirmed cases across Devon stands at 767, with the infection rate 96.4.

Elsewhere in the county, there have been 329 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Plymouth (where the infection rate is 125 per 100,000 people), 209 in Torbay (153.9), and 143 in Teignbridge (107.6).

The 33 cases in Torridge (48.4), 53 in West Devon (95.4), 78 in the South Hams (90.5), 82 in North Devon (85.3), and 85 in Mid Devon 85 (104) are among the lowest 13 area totals in the country.

There have been 532 confirmed coronavirus cases in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, with an infection rate of 93.6.

The area with the  lowest number of cases in the country is City of London with 16 (infection rate 183.8), while the highest is Birmingham with 3,060 (268.1).

Mendip has the lowest infection rate at 42.7 (49 cases), while the highest is Barrow-in-Furness with 805.8 (541 cases).

The Government said the total number of Covid-19-associated deaths recorded in the UK stood at 31,241 on Friday evening.

Office for National Statistics figures show a total of 20 Covid-19-related deaths were recorded in East Devon up to April 24. In Exeter, the total was 34.

Latest stats show 13 more coronavirus-related deaths in East Devon and Exeter

About Author