One new lab-confirmed coronavirus case recorded in both East Devon and Exeter in the last week

Only one new lab-confirmed coronavirus case has been recorded in both East Devon and Exeter in the last week.  

Government statistics, broken down into local authorities and last updated yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, June 2), also indicate the infection rate per 100,000 people in both areas.

Data shows there have been a total of 141 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in East Devon to date, where the infection rate is 97.7.

This is an increase of one case since last Tuesday, May 26.

The district’s total is just 0.05 per cent of the UK overall tally of 277,985 cases.

In Exeter, there have been a total of 169 Covid-19 cases to date and the infection rate is 129.6 per 100,000 people.

This is also an increase of one case since May 26.

Nationally, East Devon has the 11th lowest infection rate and 29th lowest number of cases of the 316 local authority areas in the country.

Exeter has the 29th lowest infection rate and 52nd lowest number of cases.

The total of confirmed cases across Devon stands at 817 – an increase of seven in the last week.

The county’s infection rate 102.7, the fifth lowest upper tier local authority area in the country.

Elsewhere in the county, there have been 358 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Plymouth (where the infection rate is 136.1 per 100,000 people), 221 in Torbay (162.8), and 148 in Teignbridge (111.4).

There have been 36 cases in Torridge (52.8), 53 in West Devon (95.4), 80 in the South Hams (92.8), 93 in North Devon (96.8), and 97 in Mid Devon (118.7).

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 still City of London with 18 (infection rate 206.8), while Birmingham remains the highest with 3,241 (284).

Torridge in Devon has the lowest infection rate at 52.8 (36 cases), while the highest is Barrow-in-Furness with 835.6 (561 cases).

Just two new Covid-19 deaths recorded in East Devon – and zero in Exeter for third week running

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