Latest coronavirus cases confirmed across Devon and Cornwall

New data shows that there has been 117 new coronavirus cases across Devon and Cornwall in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

This is down slightly from the 124 cases that were recorded yesterday (February 18)

Cornwall has seen a big decrease in cases which now stands at 34, which is down from 43 cases recorded yesterday.

The whole of Cornwall has now seen a total of 13,453 cases since the pandemic began.

Plymouth has had an increase of 21 cases, matching yesterdays confirmed cases.

This now brings the overall total of cases in that area to 8,593

Cases in Torbay have also decreased from yesterday’s data which now stands at 15 new confirmed cases, lower then the 20 cases yesterday.

Of the latest cases across the Devon local authority area, East Devon saw 10 each, two in North Devon, 11 in Mid Devon, nine in Teignbridge and 13 in Exeter.

Although Torridge had no confirmed cases on Wednesday, there are now two new cases confirmed in the area.

South Hams and West Devon have had no new cases.

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Six more people have died in hospital’s across Devon and Cornwall after testing positive for coronavirus, the latest NHS England data has shows.

Of those deaths, four were confirmed at Royal Cornwall.

Three people passed away on the 16 February with one person passing away on the 17 February.

One person died at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital on February 16. Another person passed away in Torbay hospital on the same date.

Across hospitals in England, a further 315 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died.

This now brings the total number of deaths in England to 80,739.

The NHS has confirmed that the patients were between the age 13 and 103 years all, except from 26 people who were aged between 13 to 96 and had known underlying health conditions.

The latest figures show that the South West is no longer the region with the lowest death rate.

The South-East had 27 deaths confirmed between the following dates whereas the South West had 28.

The date of death ranges from 18 April 2020 to 18 February 2021.

The number of deaths of patients with Covid-19 by region is as follows:

East of England – 43

London – 44

Midlands – 66

North East & Yorkshire – 43

North West – 64

South East – 27

South West – 28

TOTAL 315

The latest r-rate figure shows that the South West now has a lower r-rate than last week.

The range was 0.7-0.9 last Friday and has slightly decreased to 0.6-0.9 this week.

An R-value between 0.6 and 0.9 means that, on average, every 10 people infected will infect between 6 and 9 other people.

More than one in three adults in Devon have had a Covid-19 vaccine

Doctor Anil Mehta administers a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine to a homeless person at the homeless accommodation YMCA in Romford, east London
Doctor Anil Mehta administers a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine to a homeless person at the homeless accommodation YMCA in Romford, east London
(Image: AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Latest NHS England figures show that as of Sunday 21 February, there have been 342,397 people across Devon that have had their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

This means that now more than a third of the adult population in the county.

The statistics, which provide the position as of February 14, show that there have been 355,271 vaccines delivered in Devon, with 342,397 of them being the first dose. More than 70,000 vaccinations were carried out in the last week.

Across the South West, it appears that Devon has had the highest number of vaccinations given within the region.

The latest figures show that 34.2 per cent of the population had received their first jab. This is up on the 27.1 per cent as of February 7.

Of the total population of Devon, 12,874, people, 1.2 per cent have also had their second dose.

You can see the full article regarding the number of Covid Vaccinations in Devon here.

North Devon Hospital has no Covid-19 patients as numbers in Devon fall to lowest since October

North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple
North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple
(Image: Joel Cooper)

The latest figures show that in North Devon there have been no new covid-19 patients admitted to hospital.

Recent data also shows that the total number of patients in all hospitals across Devon following a positive Covid-19 test has fallen to its lowest figure since October.

There were 131 patients across the county in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus as of Tuesday morning (February 16)

Across Devon, patient numbers have fallen in hospitals and Devon’s figures are slightly inflated by the fact that they have been taking in patients from elsewhere in the country, including Somerset and Dorset, because in those regions, they are closer to capacity than Devon is.

You can see the full article regarding the number of patients in Devon hospitals here.

Lockdown measures which could still be in place across England at Easter

Police check the beaches in St Ives to make sure people are adhering to the guidelines.
(Image: Greg Martin / Cornwall Live)

As the February half term comes to an end, people are already looking forward to the next holiday which will be Easter.

On Monday 22 February, The Government’s roadmap out of lockdown is expected to be released, it’s been reported to expect the country to be ‘broadly normal’ by July.

However, the latest reports are suggesting that schools will reopen on March 8 with the pubs opening once again in May.

According to the Daily Mail, there will be four-week intervals between each step of easing England out of lockdown.

But rules around wearing masks and social distancing are expected to remain, even during the summer.

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