Every part of Plymouth has a ‘coronavirus cluster’

Latest data from the UK Government and Public Health England shows that every area of Plymouth is currently classified as a “coronavirus cluster” – meaning they have three or more cases of coronavirus in their areas for the time period October 20-October 26.

City Centre, Barbican and Sutton Harbour remains the most infected area of Devon and Cornwall with an increase of eight cases on yesterday’s data taking the total for the area up to 62 cases. The second-highest total, in the area surrounding the University of Exeter, has 46 cases.

In addition to the City Centre, Barbican and Sutton Harbour cluster, a number of other areas report clusters in double digit numbers. Three areas report over 20 cases, with Mutley (36) joined by Cattedown and Prince Rock (23) and Millbay and Stonehouse (20) while Stoke and Pennycomequick, Efford, Laira and Crabtree, Ham, Beacon Park and Pennycross, Honickknowle and Manadon, Peverell, Tamerton Foliot, Mannamead and Hartley, Devonport, Mount Wise and Morice Town, King’s Tamerton and West Park, St Budeaux, Ford and Blockhouse Park, Keyham, Plympton St Mary, Plymstock Elburton, Plymstock Hooe and Oreston and Lipson reporting between 10 and 19 cases.

One new cluster in Plymstock Goosewell and Staddiscombe means each area in Plymouth has a coronavirus cluster, which is defined as more than two cases per 7,500 population area.

Today’s update covers the week from October 20 to October 26, meaning positive tests reported on October 17 no longer appear in the statistics. Areas not included in the statistics report between zero and two cases and do not necessarily mean there are no cases in those areas.

The new data comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a second “lockdown” to take place from Thursday, 5 November until December 2. You can read more about that here.

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 19 would no longer display on today’s map, which is for October 20 to October 26.

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.

Coronavirus Cases in Plymouth – October 20 to October 26

(Note: the numbers in the third column are the difference between today’s reported coronavirus cases for the time period October 20- October 26 and yesterday’s which covered the time period October 19-October 25) Cases indicated in red represent an increase, Green represents a decrease.).

Cluster Name Total Difference with previous day
City Centre, Barbican & Sutton Harbour 62 8
Mutley 36 0
Cattedown & Prince Rock 23 2
Millbay & Stonehouse 20 -2
Stoke & Pennycomequick 19 -1
Efford, Laira & Crabtree 17 0
Ham, Beacon Park & Pennycross 15 0
Honicknowle & Manadon 15 2
Peverell 15 0
Tamerton Foliot 14 3
Mannamead & Hartley 13 1
Devonport, Mount Wise & Morice Town 12 -3
King’s Tamerton & West Park 12 -2
St Budeaux 12 3
Ford & Blockhouse Park 11 3
Keyham 11 1
Plympton St Mary 11 -4
Plymstock Elburton 11 2
Plymstock Hooe & Oreston 11 -2
Lipson 10 -2
Crownhill 9 1
Plympton St Maurice 9 1
Higher Compton & Eggbuckland 8 0
Glenholt & Widewell 7 2
Derriford & Estover 6 2
Plympton Chaddlewood 6 0
Plympton Underwood 6 2
Deer Park & Leigham 5 0
Ernesettle 5 0
North Prospect 5 -2
Plymstock Goosewell & Staddiscombe 4 4
Southway 4 1

New Clusters

Plymstock Goosewell and Staddiscombe

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