New COVID-19 clusters across Devon as cases rise

The number of new coronavirus cases linked to the Pennsylvania and University area of Exeter has risen again and there also new clusters across Devon.

The latest Government MSOA cluster maps, which cover the period of September 24 to 30 show a jump to 81 cases within the Pennsylvania and University area of Exeter, compared to 52 on September 22 to 28.

A cluster is only recorded when three or more cases in a seven-day period have been confirmed.

Cases are increasing in the Exeter area with a further 40. Not all of them are necessarily being linked to the university.

New clusters in the Exeter area include Pinhoe & Whipton North, Clyst, Exton & Lympstone, Starcross & Exminster and Dawlish North.

The map showing Covid clusters across Devon for the period of September 24 to 30

For the 14 days leading up to Sunday, October 11, university students living within the city are being asked not to meet indoors with anyone not part of their households.

The University of Exeter has 25,000 students and it has been confirmed the number of students isolating on campus and halls residence are around 100 on the city’s campuses.

Across the rest of Devon, there are currently a further 12 clusters of three or more cases, including a new cluster of 13 cases in the St Marychurch & Maidencombe area of Torbay.

Here are the details of all of the clusters across Devon recorded between September 24 and 30.

Exeter area

Pennsylvania and University: 81 cases (52 previously)

St James’s Park & Hoopern: 15 cases (9 previously)

Middlemoor & Sowton: 6 cases (7 previously)

St Leonard’s: 4 cases (4 previously)

New clusters in the Exeter area

Pinhoe & Whipton North: 4 cases

Clyst, Exton & Lympstone: 3 cases

Starcross & Exminster: 5 cases

Dawlish North: 3 cases

Barnstaple

Roundswell & Landkey: 0 cases (4 previously)

Torbay

Clifton & Maidenway (Paignton): 3 cases (3 previously)

Chelston, Cockington & Livermead (Torquay): 4 cases (3 previously)

Shiphay & The Willows (Torquay): 3 cases (3 previously)

Upton & Hele (Torquay): 0 cases (3 previously)

Babbacombe & Plainmoor (Torquay): 0 cases (3 previously)

New cluster in the Torbay area

St Marychurch & Maidencombe: 13 cases

Other new clusters in Devon

Ashburton & Buckfastleigh: 3 cases

South Molton: 3 cases

Bradninch, Silverton & Thorverton (including Cullompton): 3 cases

Plymouth area

Honicknowle & Manadon: 0 cases (4 previously)

Keyham: 8 cases (7 previously)

Mutley: 7 cases (3 previously)

Plymstock Hooe & Oreston: 0 cases (5 previously)

Plymstock Elburton: 4 cases (4 previously)

Ivybridge: 0 cases (3 previously)

New clusters in the Plymouth area

City centre, Barbican & Sutton Harbour: 3 cases

Bere Alston, Buckland Monachorum & Yelverton: 4 cases

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