Cases rise across Devon and Cornwall – but a sharp drop in Exeter.
Cases in Plymouth and Torbay have seen sharp rises, having doubled in the last week, with a large rise in East Devon also recorded, but are down in Exeter and Torridge
The number of new coronavirus cases confirmed in the last seven days has risen across Devon and Cornwall – but there has been a fall in the Devon County Council area.
Government statistics show that 1,395 new cases have been confirmed across the region in the past seven days in both pillar 1 data from tests carried out by the NHS and pillar 2 data from commercial partners, compared to 1,113 new cases confirmed last week.
Cases in Plymouth and Torbay have seen sharp rises, having doubled in the last week, with a large rise in East Devon also recorded, and small rises in Mid Devon, North Devon, Teignbridge, the South Hams, and West Devon recorded.
But cases in Torridge have dropped, while in Exeter, cases are down by a third on last week, mainly driven by a reduction in cases linked to the University, and a sharp fall in cases in Exeter has outweighed the rises elsewhere in the region to see 13 fewer cases confirmed within the Devon County Council area than last week.