Devon now has 94 areas with more than two coronavirus cases

Five areas of Devon have reported new clusters of coronavirus infection in the latest Government and Public Health England daily update.

The 5 new clusters, which are areas defined as having three or more infections in a population size of roughly 7,500 shows new outbreaks in Ogwell, Mile End and Teigngrace, Newton Abbot Town Centre, Salcombe, Marlborough and Thurlestone, Ashburton and Buckfastleigh and Kingskerwell.

Three areas are no longer classified as clusters owing to cases in those areas becoming between 0-2 cases, with those areas being Seaton, Budleigh Salterton and Newton Abbot Highweek.

Pennsylvania and University, representing the area affected by the outbreak at the University of Exeter continue to show a reduction in the number of cases reported with 66 cases, with nearby St James’s Park and Hoopern showing no change with 24 cases.

Churston and Galmpton have reported a sharp increase in the number of cases, with an increase of 12 cases in the latest data along with Clyst, Exton and Lympstone which increased by 8 cases. There are currently 94 areas of Devon with more than 2 coronavirus infections.

Today’s update covers the week from October 12 to October 18, meaning positive tests that were reported on October 11 no longer appear on the map.

What is a coronavirus cluster?

The Government’s coronavirus cluster map splits the country into areas of roughly 7,500 people, based on the 2011 census, known as Middle Super Output Areas (MSOAs).

The map highlights areas where three or more coronavirus cases have been reported for a week period, with the numbers coming off of the map a week after being confirmed positive. This means a case reported on October 11 would no longer display on today’s map, which is for October 12 to October 18.

Areas not highlighted do not necessarily have no coronavirus cases in them, as the map does not highlight or count areas with less than three cases – meaning that if an area has one or two cases, it will display as 0 to 2 cases.

Some areas appear larger on the map than others due to the methodology used. An area where 7,500 people are split across a large, rural area of villages will appear larger on a map than a town or city centre- for example, the area for Pennsylvania and University would appear smaller than Bradninch, Silverton and Thorverton, which is mostly rural.

Coronavirus Cases in Devon- October 12 to October 18

(Note: the numbers in brackets are the difference between today’s reported coronavirus cases for the time period October 12- October 18 and yesterday’s which covered the time period October 11-October 17).

Over 20 cases

Pennsylvania and University- 66 cases (-6 cases)

St James’s Park and Hoopern- 24 cases (no change)

10-19 cases

Central Exeter- 19 cases (-4 cases)

Middlemoor and Sowton- 18 cases (-1 case)

Shiphay and the Willows- 18 cases (+5 cases)

Clyst, Exton and Lympstone- 18 cases (+8 cases)

Churston and Galmpton- 15 cases (+12 cases)

Pinhoe and Whipton North- 13 cases (+2 cases)

St Leonard’s- 12 cases (+4 cases)

Heavitree East and Whipton South- 12 cases (+1 case)

Countess Wear and Topsham- 12 cases (+3 cases)

Alphington and Marsh Barton- 11 cases (-4 cases)

St Thomas East- 11 cases (-1 case)

Torquay Central- 11 cases (+1 case)

Crediton- 10 cases (+1 case)

9 cases

Mincinglake and Beacon Heath- 9 cases (+1 case)

Cullompton- 9 cases (+4 cases)

Lynton and Combe Martin- 9 cases (no change)

Paignton Central- 9 cases (+5 cases)

Chelston, Cockington and Livermead- 9 cases (no change)

8 cases

Starcross and Exminster- 8 cases (+1 case)

Heavitree West and Olsloe- 8 cases (no change)

Cranbrook, Broadclyst and Stoke Canon- 8 cases (no change)

Exmouth Littleham- 8 cases (no change)

Tavistock- 8 cases (+1 case)

Upton and Hele- 8 cases (+2 cases)

Wellswood- 8 cases (no change)

Higher Brixham- 8 cases (+1 case)

7 cases

Ilfracombe East- 7 cases (+1 case)

Barnstaple South- 7 cases (no change)

Wembury, Brixton and Newton Ferrers- 7 cases (+1 case)

Okehampton: 7 cases (+1 case)

Watcombe- 7 cases (no change)

Babbacombe and Plainmoor- 7 cases (+3 cases)

6 cases

Wonford and St Loye’s- 6 cases (+1 case)

St Thomas West- 6 cases (no change)

Willand, Sampford Peverell and Halberton- 6 cases (+1 case)

Exmouth Brixington- 6 cases (-1 case)

South Molton- 6 cases (-1 case)

Axminster- 6 cases (no change)

Totnes Town- 6 cases (no change)

Ivybridge- 6 cases (+1 case)

Yealmpton, Modbury and Aveton Gifford- 6 cases (+1 case)

Kingsteignton- 6 cases (-1 case)

Bishopsteignton and Shaldon- 6 cases (-4 cases)

Preston and Shorton- 6 cases (no change)

Blatchcombe and Blagdon- 6 cases (+1 case)

Brixham Town- 6 cases (+1 case)

5 cases

Bradninch, Silverton and Thorverton- 5 cases (-1 case)

Exmouth Town- 5 cases (-3 cases)

Exmouth Halsdon- 5 cases (+1 case)

Sidmouth Town- 5 cases (+1 case)

Morchard Bishop, Copplestone and Newton St Cyres- 5 cases (no change)

South Brent and Cornwood- 5 cases (no change)

Ipplepen and Broadhempston- 5 cases (+1 case)

Bideford South and East- 5 cases (no change)

Hatherleigh, Exbourne and North Tawton- 5 cases (no change)

Bere Alston, Buckland Monachorum and Yelverton- 5 cases (no change)

Goodrington and Roselands- 5 cases (no change)

4 cases

Braunton- 4 cases (-1 case)

Bampton, Holcombe and Westleigh- 4 cases (+1 case)

Exwick and Foxhayes- 4 cases (-1 case)

Loddiswell and Dartington- 4 cases (-1 case)

Kingsbridge- 4 cases (+1 case)

Dartmouth- 4 cases (+1 case)

Dunkesewell, Upottery and Stockland- 4 cases (no change)

Chudleigh and Bovey Tracey- 4 cases (no change)

Poppleford, Otterton and Woodbury- 4 cases (no change)

Kilmington, Colyton and Uplyme- 4 cases (no change)

Heathfield and Liverton- 4 cases (no change)

Teignmouth North- 4 cases (-1 case)

Teignmouth South- 4 cases (+1 case)

Newton Abbot Milber and Buckland- 4 cases (no change)

Ogwell, Mile End and Teigngrace- 4 cases (New Cluster)

St Marychurch and Maidencombe- 4 cases (-2 cases)

Ellacombe- 4 cases (+1 case)

Clifton and Maidenway- 4 cases (+1 cluster)

3 cases

Newton Abbot Town Centre- 3 cases (New Cluster)

Ottery St Mary and West Hill- 3 cases (-1 case)

Honiton North and East- 3 cases (-1 case)

Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh- 3 cases (no change)

Bow, Lapford and Yeoford- 3 cases (no change)

Ilfracombe West- 3 cases (no change)

Barnstaple Central- 3 cases (-1 case)

Dawlish North- 3 cases (-1 case)

Dawlish South- 3 cases (no change)

Salcombe, Malborough and Thurlestone- 3 cases (New Cluster)

Ashburton and Buckfastleigh- 3 cases (New Cluster)

Kingskerwell- 3 cases (New Cluster)

Appledore and Northam North- 3 cases (no change)

Westward Ho! And Northam South- 3 cases (no change)

Bideford North- 3 cases (no change)

Holsworthy, Bradworthy and Welcombe- 3 cases (no change)

Chagford, Princetown and Dartmoor- 3 cases (no change)

No longer on map (0-2 cases)

Seaton

Budleigh Salterton

Newton Abbot Highweek

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