Mixed Covid fortunes in South Hams

By Richard Harding   |   Kingsbridge and Ivybridge reporter   |
Thursday 30th December 2021 11:05 am
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Covid has gone up in some parts of the South Hams and down in others with the most recent available figures covering the seven days to December 24.

The biggest rise of 13 cases to 63 is South Brent and Cornwood with 747.4 cases per 100,000 people, next is Totnes up 10 to 72 with 806.8 cases per 100,000, Ivybridge up 4 to 96 with 812.2 cases per 100,000 and Dartmouth up 3 to 44 with 812.6 cases per 100,000.

Te biggest fall comes in Salcombe, Malborough and Thurlestone where the number of cases has fallen by 34 to 15 that’s 288.7 per 100,000, Kingsbridge is down 14 to 32 with 495.3 per 100,000, Chillington, Torcross and Stoke Fleming is down 10 to 42 which is 736.5 per 100,00, Wembury, Brixton and Newton Ferrers is down 8 to 55 which is 784.0 per 100,000, Loddiswell and Dartington is down 8 at 61 which is 827.3 per 100,000.

Nationally as of yesterday Omicron is now by far the dominant variant, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said it would stop providing Omicron-specific daily updates from December 31.

Yesterday, another 39,923 Omicron cases had been detected across the UK - the second-highest daily figure so far. It takes the total number of Omicron cases identified in the UK to 210,122.

?39,923 additional confirmed cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 have been reported across the UK.?

Data have shown that Omicron cases now constitute more than 90% of all community COVID-19 cases in England, our daily dashboard will provide the most updated info on COVID-19 case figures.

The highest daily figure was on December 27- when there were 45,307. Yesterday, 17,269 were detected.

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