Numbers of Covid Cases vary across the County

    Devon has seen a rise in the number of new Covid cases in its larger towns, while some areas remain relatively Covid-free. New figures, released show up to July 5, that Exeter St James’s Park and Hoopern, which includes the prison, is the area with the highest infection rate for new cases in the county: at 500.8 per 100,000.

    Devon has seen a rise in the number of new Covid cases in its larger towns, while some areas remain relatively Covid-free.

    New figures, released show up to July 5, that Exeter St James’s Park and Hoopern, which includes the prison, is the area with the highest infection rate for new cases in the county: at 500.8 per 100,000.

    Two other Exeter areas, Central and Pennsylvania & University appear on the county’s five worst for the virus.

    This top five is:

    1. Exeter St James’s Park and Hoopern (48 new cases, 500.8 per 100,000)
    2. Newton Abbot, Broadlands, and Wolborough (24, 416.1)
    3. Ogwell, Mile End and Teigngrace (31, 369.6)
    4. Central Exeter (44, 364)
    5. Exeter Pennsylvania and university (41, 352.5)

    But where much of Devon is seeing a huge number of new coronavirus cases each day, there still remain four areas which are cluster-free: Great Torrington, Barnstaple Central, Exmouth Halsdon and Ilfracombe West.

    As well as this, several other areas of North and east Devon have remained low for new daily cases.

    The lowest, excluding those without a cluster, are:


    Bishop’s Nympton, Witheridge and Chumleigh (3 new cases, 43.9 per 100,000)

    1. Cullompton (4, 45.5)
    2. Bratton Fleming, Goodleigh and Kings Heanton (3, 48.8)
    3. Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh (4, 54)
    4. Fremington and Instow (4, 62.5)

    There has not been a death across Devon, however, in many weeks - and hospital admissions remain low.

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