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
|Clyst, Exton & Lympstone||12||175.6|
|Cranbrook, Broadclyst & Stoke Canon||35||260|
|Dunkesewell, Upottery & Stockland||18||310|
|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|
|Sidbury, Offwell & Beer||6||111.2|
|Alphington & Marsh Barton||70||953.4|
|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 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|
|Morchard Bishop, Copplestone & Newton St Cyres||15||202.2|
|Tiverton North & Outer||24||276.3|
|Uffculme & Hemyock||10||146.2|
|Willand, Sampford Peverell & Halberton||13||177.6|
|Bishop’s Nympton, Witheridge & Chulmleigh||11||161.1|
|Bratton Fleming, Goodleigh & Kings Heanton||8||130.1|
|Fremington & Instow||4||62.5|
|Lynton & Combe Martin||6||109.4|
|Roundswell & Landkey||12||129.8|
|Woolacombe, Georgeham & Croyde||8||148.4|
|Chillington, Torcross & Stoke Fleming||4||70.6|
|Loddiswell & Dartington||17||235.3|
|Marldon, Stoke Gabriel & Kingswear||3||40|
|Salcombe, Malborough & Thurlestone||16||309.8|
|South Brent & Cornwood||48||577.1|
|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|
|Heathfield & Liverton||14||217|
|Ipplepen & Broadhempston||9||160.3|
|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|
|Appledore & Northam North||10||164|
|Bideford South & East||26||202.9|
|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|
|Babbacombe & Plainmoor||20||355.9|
|Blatchcombe & Blagdon||15||124.5|
|Chelston, Cockington & Livermead||45||411.1|
|Churston & Galmpton||13||192.1|
|Clifton & Maidenway||12||168.8|
|Goodrington & Roselands||11||153.9|
|Preston & Shorton||27||306.1|
|Shiphay & the Willows||39||369|
|St Marychurch & Maidencombe||15||259.5|
|Upton & Hele||15||233.9|
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.”