Covid ‘clusters’ in 17 parts of East Devon with 124 new cases confirmed in a week

A further 124 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in East Devon in the past week – with ‘clusters’ currently identified in 17 of its wards.  

It means the district’s total has risen to 706 Covid-19 cases.

In Exeter, 196 new cases have been confirmed in the past seven days. The city’s overall total stands at 1,890.

One-hundred-and-sixteen new cases had been confirmed across East Devon – and 252 in Exeter – in the previous week.

Weekly statistic show there were 1,662 new cases across both Devon and Cornwall compared to 1,395 in the previous seven days.

Statistics are from both ‘pillar one’ NHS data and ‘pillar two’ data from commercial partners.

‘Clusters’ in 17 East Devon areas

Seventeen ‘clusters’ – where three or more Covid cases have been confirmed – have been identified in East Devon in:

  • Clyst, Exton and Lympstone (22);
  • Cranbrook, Broadclyst and Stoke Canon (21 cases);
  • Exmouth Town (15);
  • Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh (ten);
  • Poppleford, Otterton and Woodbury (nine);
  • Axminster (eight);
  • Honiton South and West (seven);
  • Feniton and Whimple (seven);
  • Ottery St Mary and West Hill (five);
  • Exmouth Littleham (five);
  • Exmouth Brixington (four);
  • Sidmouth Sidford (four);
  • Sidbury, Offwell and Beer (four);
  • Kilmington, Colyton and Uplyme (four);
  • Exmouth Halsdon (three);
  • Sidmouth Town (three);
  • Dunkeswell, Upottery and Stockland (three).

The ‘clusters’ data, last updated this afternoon (Saturday, October 31), is based on a rolling rate of new cases by specimen date ending on October 26.

Figures are based on Middle Super Output Areas (MSOA) in England – broken down into zones of around 7,200 people.

‘Clusters’ have been identified in all of Exeter’s 15 wards:

  • Pennsylvania and University (46);
  • St James Park and Hoopern (26);
  • Central Exeter (15);
  • Middlemoor and Sowton (14);
  • Wonford and St Loye’s (14);
  • Pinhoe and Whipton North (11);
  • Heavitree West and Polsloe (ten);
  • Alphington and Marsh Barton (nine);
  • Countess Wear and Topsham (nine);
  • Mincinglake and Beacon Heath (seven);
  • St Thomas East (six);
  • St Thomas West (six);
  • Heavitree East and Whipton South (six);
  • St Leonard’s (five);
  • Exwick and Foxhayes (four).

 New cases across Devon and specimen dates

Of the 1,662 new cases, 124 were in East Devon, 196 in Exeter, 52 in Mid Devon, 64 in North Devon, 426 in Plymouth, 76 in the South Hams, 117 in Teignbridge, 213 in Torbay, 35 in Torridge and 38 in West Devon.

There were 311 were in Cornwall.

Some 1,108 of the new cases confirmed across both counties had a specimen date between October 23 and 29.

Of these, there were 88 in East Devon, 116 in Exeter, 36 in Mid Devon, 56 in North Devon, 298 in Plymouth, 60 in the South Hams, 69 in Teignbridge, 152 in Torbay, 26 in Torridge and 23 in West Devon, and 184 in Cornwall.

Covid cases totals

The total confirmed number of Covid cases across Devon and Cornwall has hit 10,000.

In total, East Devon has had 706 cases, Exeter 1,890, Torridge 170, West Devon 210, the South Hams 350, North Devon 365, Mid Devon 419, Teignbridge 624, Torbay 955, Plymouth 2,063, and Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly 2,303.

Hospital numbers

NHS England figures, released on Friday morning, give the latest details of the admissions and diagnoses of Covid patients by hospital trust.

They show that, as of Tuesday, October 27, the most recent date the information is available for, there were 99 people in Devon’s hospitals and four in Cornwall’s.

The Devon figure has risen from 73 as of Tuesday, October 20, but there has been no change to the total in Cornwall.

Of the 103 patients, there were 33 in Torbay Hospital (up from 30), 32 in Derriford Hospital in Plymouth (22), 23 at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (14), 11 in the North Devon District Hospital (7),  and four at the Royal Cornwall Hospital (3).

As of October 27, there were nine patients in mechanical ventilation beds – two in Torbay, Derriford and Exeter, and three in the Royal Cornwall hospital – up from six as of October 20.

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