Plymouth coronavirus cluster update as UK daily deaths pass 1,000

There were a further 540 cases of Covid-19 recorded across Plymouth in the seven days to January 1.

According to official data released today (January 6), Millbay & Stonehouse reported more positive tests were than any other area, with 31.

Elsewhere, there were weekly increases of 30 in Plymstock Hooe and Oreston and in Honicknowle & Manadon.

The highest infection rate was recorded in Plymstock Elburton, with 373.5 cases per 100,000 people.

It was followed by rates of 340.6 in Honicknowle and Manadon, 301.5 in Ham, Beacon Park & Pennycross and 300.3 in Deer Park & Leigham.

The Government said a further 1,041 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday – the highest daily reported total since April 21.

It brings the UK total to 77,346.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 93,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The Government’s death figures continue to be affected by a lag in the publication of recent data and will contain some deaths that took place over the Christmas and New Year period that have only just been reported.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Wednesday, there had been a further 62,322 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 2,836,801.

Area Positives
26-Dec to 1-Jan
Rate per 100K
26-Dec to 1-Jan
Cattedown & Prince Rock 21 220.9
City Centre, Barbican & Sutton Harbour 13 122.6
Crownhill 8 129.6
Deer Park & Leigham 22 300.3
Derriford & Estover 12 151.7
Devonport, Mount Wise & Morice Town 18 192.7
Efford, Laira & Crabtree 26 285.6
Ernesettle 12 197.4
Ford & Blockhouse Park 17 214.3
Glenholt & Widewell 13 184.6
Ham, Beacon Park & Pennycross 27 301.5
Higher Compton & Eggbuckland 19 265.2
Honicknowle & Manadon 30 340.6
Keyham 12 156.5
King’s Tamerton & West Park 10 134.9
Lipson 14 159.9
Mannamead & Hartley 18 230.5
Millbay & Stonehouse 31 250.7
Mutley 13 146.7
North Prospect 12 177.1
Peverell 6 79.6
Plympton Chaddlewood 7 106.6
Plympton St Mary 5 64.7
Plympton St Maurice 21 285.9
Plympton Underwood 21 273.9
Plymstock Elburton 29 373.5
Plymstock Goosewell & Staddiscombe 17 227.6
Plymstock Hooe & Oreston 30 287.9
Southway 15 172.4
St Budeaux 14 134.4
Stoke & Pennycomequick 13 190.4
Tamerton Foliot 14 173.7

Boris Johnson has said that 1.3 million people in the UK – including 1.1 million in England – have now received the coronavirus vaccine.

The Prime Minister told a No 10 press conference the figures includes 650,000 people over the age of 80, which was 23% of all the over 80s in England.

“That means nearly one-in-four of the most vulnerable groups will have in two to three weeks a significant degree of immunity,” he said.

“That is why I believe the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation was right to draw up a programme saving the most lives the fastest.”

Plymouth Live