Devon’s three cluster-free areas as coronavirus cases continue to rise

A further 1,478 cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Devon in the seven days to January 1, according to figures released today (January 7).

Three areas of the county now have zero cases – Teignmouth North, Sidmouth Town and Shebbear, Cookworthy & Broadheath.

At the other end of the scale, Cullompton reported more positive tests than any other area, with 50.

St Thomas West reported 47, Alphington & Marsh Barton reported 42 and Cranbrook, Broadclyst & Stoke Canon had 36.

The highest infection rate over the seven day period was recorded St Thomas West, where there were 646 cases per 100,000 people.

It was followed by Alphington & Marsh Barton with 572.1 and 568.5 in Cullompton.

Across the UK, the death toll now stands at 78,508 and 2,889,419 have tested positive for coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.

This represents an increase of 1,162 and 52,618 respectively in the past 24 hours.

Area New positives
27-Dec to 02-Jan
Rate per 100K
27-Dec to 02-Jan
Axminster 7 75.1
Budleigh Salterton 13 209.1
Clyst, Exton & Lympstone 9 131.7
Cranbrook, Broadclyst & Stoke Canon 36 267.4
Dunkesewell, Upottery & Stockland 17 292.8
Exmouth Brixington 15 231.6
Exmouth Halsdon 14 201.8
Exmouth Littleham 24 309.4
Exmouth Town 8 108.3
Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh 23 310.2
Feniton & Whimple 26 296.8
Honiton North & East 5 82.7
Honiton South & West 19 345.4
Kilmington, Colyton & Uplyme 8 95.8
Ottery St Mary & West Hill 21 235.8
Poppleford, Otterton & Woodbury 3 48.8
Seaton 7 92.9
Sidbury, Offwell & Beer 3 55.1
Sidmouth Sidford 5 71.1
Sidmouth Town 0 0
Alphington & Marsh Barton 42 572.1
Central Exeter 16 132.4
Countess Wear & Topsham 17 220.4
Exwick & Foxhayes 23 304
Heavitree East & Whipton South 16 212.2
Heavitree West & Polsloe 10 117.1
Middlemoor & Sowton 34 270.9
Mincinglake & Beacon Heath 6 85.5
Pennsylvania & University 11 94.6
Pinhoe & Whipton North 28 298.9
St James’s Park & Hoopern 11 114.8
St Leonard’s 25 372
St Thomas East 22 268.9
St Thomas West 47 646
Wonford & St Loye’s 20 241.3
Bampton, Holcombe & Westleigh 15 219.1
Bow, Lapford & Yeoford 11 172.7
Bradninch, Silverton & Thorverton 27 322.9
Crediton 7 88.3
Cullompton 50 568.5
Morchard Bishop, Copplestone & Newton St Cyres 6 80.9
Tiverton East 10 134.4
Tiverton North & Outer 27 310.8
Tiverton West 10 158.5
Uffculme & Hemyock 15 219.3
Willand, Sampford Peverell & Halberton 12 163.9
Barnstaple Central 6 94.6
Barnstaple Pilton 9 154.5
Barnstaple South 12 135
Barnstaple Sticklepath 7 118.7
Bishop’s Nympton, Witheridge & Chulmleigh 11 161.1
Bratton Fleming, Goodleigh & Kings Heanton 5 81.3
Braunton 20 212
Fremington & Instow 12 187.6
Ilfracombe East 5 92.9
Ilfracombe West 6 101.6
Lynton & Combe Martin 5 91.2
Roundswell & Landkey 22 237.9
South Molton 16 160.5
Woolacombe, Georgeham & Croyde 6 111.3
Chillington, Torcross & Stoke Fleming 5 88.3
Dartmouth 9 165.8
Ivybridge 26 221.1
Kingsbridge 11 169.3
Loddiswell & Dartington 30 415.2
Marldon, Stoke Gabriel & Kingswear 10 133.5
Salcombe, Malborough & Thurlestone 7 135.5
South Brent & Cornwood 36 432.8
Totnes Town 10 113.1
Wembury, Brixton & Newton Ferrers 10 147.6
Woolwell & Lee Mill 13 195.6
Yealmpton, Modbury & Aveton Gifford 10 129.8
Ashburton & Buckfastleigh 10 124.5
Bishopsteignton & Shaldon 8 119.4
Chudleigh & Bovey Tracey 14 143.5
Dawlish North 17 200
Dawlish South 5 74.5
Heathfield & Liverton 25 387.5
Ipplepen & Broadhempston 5 89
Kingskerswell 18 292.9
Kingsteignton 13 146
Moretonhampstead, Lustleigh & East Dartmoor 6 102
Newton Abbot, Broadlands & Wolborough 12 208
Newton Abbot, Highweek 10 162.6
Newton Abbot, Milber & Buckland 6 107.1
Newton Abbot, Town Centre 7 111.9
Ogwell, Mile End & Teigngrace 17 202.7
Starcross & Exminster 29 335.6
Tedburn, Shillingford & Higher Ashton 14 222.9
Teignmouth North 0 0
Teignmouth South 9 132.2
Appledore & Northam North 3 49.2
Bideford North 10 167.8
Bideford South & East 16 124.9
Great Torrington 7 117.1
Hartland Coast 6 92.2
Holsworthy, Bradworthy & Welcombe 10 98.7
Shebbear, Cookworthy & Broadheath 0 0
Westward Ho! & Northam South 7 109.7
Winkleigh & High Bickington 12 164.1
Bere Alston, Buckland Monachorum & Yelverton 5 78.9
Chagford, Princetown & Dartmoor 12 172.8
Hatherleigh, Exbourne & North Tawton 9 93.3
Horrabridge & Mary Tavy 8 131.8
Lifton, Lamerton & Bridestowe 15 225.6
Okehampton 10 131.4
Tavistock 19 151.5
Babbacombe & Plainmoor 8 142.3
Blatchcombe & Blagdon 11 91.3
Brixham Town 19 200.9
Chelston, Cockington & Livermead 24 219.3
Churston & Galmpton 5 73.9
Clifton & Maidenway 10 140.6
Ellacombe 9 154.3
Goodrington & Roselands 9 125.9
Higher Brixham 8 106.3
Paignton Central 5 52.4
Preston & Shorton 15 170
Shiphay & the Willows 11 85.1
St Marychurch & Maidencombe 14 242.2
Torquay Central 17 223.4
Upton & Hele 7 109.2
Watcombe 6 83.1
Wellswood 8 102

Meanwhile, Brigadier Phil Prosser, Commander of Military Support to the Vaccine Delivery Programme, said his team was “embedded” with the NHS to help deliver the vaccine.

The brigadier, who said his “day job” was to deliver combat supplies to UK forces in time of war, said the mission was to support the NHS in delivering the maximum amount of vaccine to minimise the number of infections and deaths as quickly and as safely as possible.

“My team are used to complexity and building supply chains at speed in the most arduous and challenging conditions,” he said at Thursday’s Number 10 press briefing, adding: “The plan has many challenges which are difficult to balance.

“We need to make sure that every one of you has equal access to the vaccine, no matter where you are in England.”

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