COVID-19 cluster zones in Plymouth – where the latest cases are

New Government data released on Sunday shows the pockets of Plymouth where coronavirus cases are on the rise.

The new COVID-19 cluster ‘map’ of the city reveals there are 10 positive cases in Mutley.

Whilst another three have emerged out of Peverell, and nine are in the Derriford and Estover communities.

The next nearest hot-spot lies in the Kingsand, Anthony, and Maryfield areas of Cornwall, which has had 24 cases reported.

Previous cluster zones included Plymstock, Hooe and Oreston and Plympton Underwood but those have fallen off the map – which divides the country into small patches of around 7,200 average population.

They’re also labelled as Middle Super Output Areas (MSOA).

The COVID-19 cluster in the Derriford and Estover region
The COVID-19 cluster in the Derriford and Estover region
Mutley and Peverell have had three or more COVID-19 cases
Mutley and Peverell have had three or more COVID-19 cases

As reported, a cluster is recorded when three or more cases have been confirmed in the space of seven days.

The latest information concerns the spread of COVID from September 10 to September 16.

Over in Exeter, four cases have been identified in the Pennsylvania and University district. Clyst, Exton and Lympstone also have four.

On Saturday, the number of coronavirus cases confirmed within Plymouth has ‘only just’ risen this week, compared to last week’s figures.

The number of new cases confirmed in the city has seen a small rise from 39 to 45.

Cornwall's latest cluster zone has been identified
Cornwall’s latest cluster zone has been identified

Government statistics showed that 155 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 154 new cases confirmed last week.

Of the 155 new cases, only 45 were in Plymouth.

East Devon, Exeter, North Devon, the South Hams, and Teignbridge have seen a fall in cases confirmed compared to the previous week, while Mid Devon, Torridge and West Devon were unchanged.

Of the 99 of the cases between September 11 and September 17, 24 cases occurred in Plymouth.

While further cases are likely to be added in upcoming days, cases by specimen date across Devon, Torbay, and Plymouth, have been trending down from the numbers from tests last week.

Plymouth Live