Four new coronavirus cases confirmed in East Devon in the last week – with a further three in Exeter

Seven more confirmed coronavirus cases have been recorded in East Devon and Exeter in the last week, according to government statistics.

The figures, broken down into local authorities and last updated yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, May 26), also show the infection rate per 100,000 people in both areas.

Data shows there have been a total of 140 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in East Devon to date, where the infection rate is 97.

This is an increase of four cases since last Monday, May 18.

The area’s total is just 0.05 per cent of the UK overall tally of 265,227 cases.

In Exeter, there have been a total of 168 Covid-19 cases to date and the infection rate is 128.8 per 100,000 people.

This is an increase of three cases since May 18.

Nationally, East Devon has the 11th lowest infection rate and 31st lowest number of cases of the 316 local authority areas in the country.

Exeter has the 30th lowest infection rate and 55th lowest number of cases.

The total of confirmed cases across Devon stands at 810, with the infection rate 101.9.

Elsewhere in the county, there have been 356 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Plymouth (where the infection rate is 135.3 per 100,000 people), 221 in Torbay (162.8), and 147 in Teignbridge (110.7).

There have been 36 cases in Torridge (52.8), 53 in West Devon (95.4), 79 in the South Hams (91.6), 93 in North Devon (96.8), and 94 in Mid Devon (115.1).

There have been 573 confirmed coronavirus cases in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, with an infection rate of 100.8.

The area with the lowest number of cases in the country is City of London with 17 (infection rate 195.3), while the highest is Birmingham with 3,425 (300.1).

Torridge in Devon has the lowest infection rate at 52.8 (36 cases), while the highest is Barrow-in-Furness with 831.1 (558 cases).

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