Area breakdown as Devon Covid-19 cases rise by over 2,100

There were a further 2,133 cases of Covid-19 reported across Devon in the seven days to January 8, according to Government figures released today (January 13).

In that time, Cullompton recorded more positive tests than any other area, with 72.

Elsewhere, there were increases of 70 in Alphington and Marsh Barton, 53 in Ogwell, Mile End and Teigngrace, and 48 in South Brent and Cornwood.

In the seven-day period, the highest infection rate was recorded in Alphington and Marsh Barton, with 953.4 cases per 100,000 people.

This was followed by rates of 818.6 in Cullompton, 631.9 in Ogwell, Mile End and Teigngrace, and 628.8 in Moretonhampstead, Lustleigh and East Dartmoor.

Across the UK, the Government said a further 1,564 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, which brings the UK total to 84,767.

The figure is the highest UK daily death toll since the pandemic began.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 47,525 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,211,576.

The number of people in the UK to have been given a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine is 2,639,309 million, according to Government data released, a rise of 207,661 from Tuesday’s figures.

Area (of approx 7,500 people) New positives
02-Jan to 08-Jan
Rate per 100K
02-Jan to 08-Jan
Axminster 19 203.9
Budleigh Salterton 15 241.2
Clyst, Exton & Lympstone 12 175.6
Cranbrook, Broadclyst & Stoke Canon 35 260
Dunkesewell, Upottery & Stockland 18 310
Exmouth Brixington 18 277.9
Exmouth Halsdon 20 288.4
Exmouth Littleham 45 598.9
Exmouth Town 21 284.3
Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh 19 256.3
Feniton & Whimple 32 365.3
Honiton North & East 24 396.8
Honiton South & West 27 490.8
Kilmington, Colyton & Uplyme 14 167.7
Ottery St Mary & West Hill 13 146
Poppleford, Otterton & Woodbury 7 113.8
Seaton 16 212.3
Sidbury, Offwell & Beer 6 111.2
Sidmouth Sidford 11 156.5
Sidmouth Town 5 95.5
Alphington & Marsh Barton 70 953.4
Central Exeter 23 190.3
Countess Wear & Topsham 9 116.7
Exwick & Foxhayes 29 383.3
Heavitree East & Whipton South 18 238.7
Heavitree West & Polsloe 11 128.8
Middlemoor & Sowton 35 278.9
Mincinglake & Beacon Heath 12 171
Pennsylvania & University 20 172
Pinhoe & Whipton North 21 224.2
St James’s Park & Hoopern 15 156.5
St Leonard’s 19 282.7
St Thomas East 38 464.4
St Thomas West 30 412.4
Wonford & St Loye’s 24 289.6
Bampton, Holcombe & Westleigh 25 365.2
Bow, Lapford & Yeoford 13 204.1
Bradninch, Silverton & Thorverton 19 227.2
Crediton 21 265
Cullompton 72 818.6
Morchard Bishop, Copplestone & Newton St Cyres 15 202.2
Tiverton East 19 255.4
Tiverton North & Outer 24 276.3
Tiverton West 12 190.2
Uffculme & Hemyock 10 146.2
Willand, Sampford Peverell & Halberton 13 177.6
Barnstaple Central 5 78.8
Barnstaple Pilton 7 120.1
Barnstaple South 15 168.7
Barnstaple Sticklepath 8 135.7
Bishop’s Nympton, Witheridge & Chulmleigh 11 161.1
Bratton Fleming, Goodleigh & Kings Heanton 8 130.1
Braunton 10 106
Fremington & Instow 4 62.5
Ilfracombe East 4 74.3
Ilfracombe West 3 50.8
Lynton & Combe Martin 6 109.4
Roundswell & Landkey 12 129.8
South Molton 10 100.3
Woolacombe, Georgeham & Croyde 8 148.4
Chillington, Torcross & Stoke Fleming 4 70.6
Dartmouth 31 571.2
Ivybridge 20 170.1
Kingsbridge 7 107.8
Loddiswell & Dartington 17 235.3
Marldon, Stoke Gabriel & Kingswear 3 40
Salcombe, Malborough & Thurlestone 16 309.8
South Brent & Cornwood 48 577.1
Totnes Town 11 124.4
Wembury, Brixton & Newton Ferrers 18 265.7
Woolwell & Lee Mill 20 326
Yealmpton, Modbury & Aveton Gifford 8 103.8
Ashburton & Buckfastleigh 13 161.8
Bishopsteignton & Shaldon 4 59.7
Chudleigh & Bovey Tracey 22 225.5
Dawlish North 14 164.7
Dawlish South 3 44.7
Heathfield & Liverton 14 217
Ipplepen & Broadhempston 9 160.3
Kingskerswell 17 276.6
Kingsteignton 21 235.8
Moretonhampstead, Lustleigh & East Dartmoor 37 628.8
Newton Abbot, Broadlands & Wolborough 17 294.7
Newton Abbot, Highweek 17 276.4
Newton Abbot, Milber & Buckland 11 196.3
Newton Abbot, Town Centre 13 207.8
Ogwell, Mile End & Teigngrace 53 631.9
Starcross & Exminster 33 381.9
Tedburn, Shillingford & Higher Ashton 8 148.6
Teignmouth North 5 59
Teignmouth South 11 161.6
Appledore & Northam North 10 164
Bideford North 5 83.9
Bideford South & East 26 202.9
Great Torrington 4 66.9
Hartland Coast 5 76.8
Holsworthy, Bradworthy & Welcombe 10 98.7
Shebbear, Cookworthy & Broadheath 5 70.6
Westward Ho! & Northam South 11 172.4
Winkleigh & High Bickington 7 95.7
Bere Alston, Buckland Monachorum & Yelverton 4 63.2
Chagford, Princetown & Dartmoor 8 115.2
Hatherleigh, Exbourne & North Tawton 17 176.2
Horrabridge & Mary Tavy 11 181.3
Lifton, Lamerton & Bridestowe 11 165.5
Okehampton 6 78.9
Tavistock 16 127.5
Babbacombe & Plainmoor 20 355.9
Blatchcombe & Blagdon 15 124.5
Brixham Town 26 274.9
Chelston, Cockington & Livermead 45 411.1
Churston & Galmpton 13 192.1
Clifton & Maidenway 12 168.8
Ellacombe 20 342.9
Goodrington & Roselands 11 153.9
Higher Brixham 9 119.6
Paignton Central 18 188.6
Preston & Shorton 27 306.1
Shiphay & the Willows 39 369
St Marychurch & Maidencombe 15 259.5
Torquay Central 23 302.3
Upton & Hele 15 233.9
Watcombe 20 276.9
Wellswood 19 242.2

The country is “in for a pretty grim period” of coronavirus deaths, the Government’s top scientist has warned, as the daily reported death toll reached a new high.

Chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said “we’re in a period of high death numbers” which will not “reduce quickly”.

Speaking to ITV’s Peston programme, Sir Patrick said: “The daily numbers jump around a bit but I think we are in a position now – when you look at the number of infections we’ve had over the past few weeks and how this is likely to continue, so I don’t think they’re going to drop very quickly – that I’m afraid we’re in a period of high death numbers that’s going to carry on for some weeks.

“It’s not going to come down quickly even if the measures that are in place now start to reduce the infection numbers.

“So we’re in for a pretty grim period, I’m afraid.”

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