East Devon region is Covid-19 hotspot after nursing home outbreak

East Devon region is Covid-19 hotspot after nursing home outbreak

According to the latest government data, Sidbury, Offwell and Beer in east Devon remain the area of ​​the county with the highest number of coronavirus cases. It comes after Devon Live reported that there had been a Covid-19 outbreak at a care home in Sidmouth.
Devon and Cornwall Police are investigating Holmesley Care Home in Fortescue Road, Sidmouth, along with other agencies.

Although it remains the area with the most cases, it has dropped from 46 cases on Friday to 11 today (March 15).

Keyham in Plymouth has 12 cases of the coronavirus, which is the highest number of cases in Devon according to government data.

The other areas with the highest number of cases are Sidmouth and Sidford (9), St James’s Park and Hoopern (8) and Wellswood (9).

In addition to the nursing home outbreak, in a statement on Facebook, a spokesperson for Sidmouth College said: “Sidmouth College has confirmed that a student has tested positive for Covid-19 in flow tests lateral on site today, the asymptomatic 7th-year student received a positive test result on March 15.

The parents and guardians of year 7 identified have been contacted and informed that they will have to self-isolate until March 25, to return to College on Friday March 26. ”

There are a number of areas in Exmouth that contain clusters of coronavirus, including Exmouth Littleham (7), Exmouth Town (6) and Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh (3).

It comes after Devon Live reported last week that a ‘devastating’ coronavirus outbreak at a care home in Exmouth has now claimed the lives of nine residents.

Brandon House, a dementia care home on Douglas Avenue, recorded its first case of Covid-19 last month. It was also confirmed that two residents remain “quite badly”.

According to the data, there are 179 cases across Devon, with 84 in East Devon.

Below, we take a look at the latest government data on coronaviruses from March 4 to March 10.

The government’s coronavirus cluster map divides the country into areas of about 7,500 people, based on the 2011 census, known as Middle Super Output Areas (MSOA).

The map highlights areas where three or more coronavirus cases have been reported for a week, with numbers coming out of the map a week after being confirmed positive.

Unhighlighted areas do not necessarily contain coronavirus cases, as the data does not highlight or count areas with fewer than three cases in order to protect individuals’ privacy – meaning if an area has one or two cases, it will display as 0 to 2 cases.

The left column shows the local authority, MSOA, new positives and the rightmost column shows the rate per 100,000.

East Devon

East Devon (Devon) Axminster 5 53,7
East Devon (Devon) Budleigh Salterton 0 0
East Devon (Devon) Clyst, Exton et Lympstone 0 0
East Devon (Devon) Cranbrook, Broadclyst et Stoke Canon 5 37,1
East Devon (Devon) Dunkesewell, Upottery et Stockland 0 0
East Devon (Devon) Exmouth Brixington 0 0
East Devon (Devon) Exmouth Halsdon 0 0
East Devon (Devon) Exmouth Littleham 7 93,2
East Devon (Devon) Town of Exmouth 6 81,2
East Devon (Devon) Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh 3 40,5
East Devon (Devon) Feniton et Whimple 3 34,2
East Devon (Devon) Honiton North and East 0 0
East Devon (Devon) Honiton South and West 0 0
East Devon (Devon) Kilmington, Colyton et Uplyme 6 71,9
East Devon (Devon) Ottery St Mary et West Hill 5 56,1
East Devon (Devon) Poppleford, Otterton et Woodbury 5 81,3
East Devon (Devon) Seaton 4 53,1
East Devon (Devon) Sidbury, Offwell and beer 11 203,9
East Devon (Devon) Sidmouth Sidford 9 128
East Devon (Devon) Town of Sidmouth 0 0


Exeter (Devon) Alphington et Marsh Barton 0 0
Exeter (Devon) Centre d’Exeter 0 0
Exeter (Devon) Comtesse Wear & Topsham 0 0
Exeter (Devon) Exwick and Foxhayes 3 39,7
Exeter (Devon) Heavitree East et Whipton South 3 39,8
Exeter (Devon) Heavitree West et Polsloe 0 0
Exeter (Devon) Middlemoor et Sowton 5 39,8
Exeter (Devon) Mincinglake et Beacon Heath 0 0
Exeter (Devon) Pennsylvania and university 3 25,8
Exeter (Devon) Pinhoe and Whipton North 4 42,7
Exeter (Devon) St James and Hoopern Park 8 83,5
Exeter (Devon) St Leonard’s 0 0
Exeter (Devon) St Thomas East 0 0
Exeter (Devon) St Thomas West 0 0
Exeter (Devon) Wonford et St Loye’s 0 0


Torbay Babbacombe and Plainmoor 0 0
Torbay Blatchcombe et Blagdon 5 41,5
Torbay City of Brixham 0 0
Torbay Chelston, Cockington et Livermead 3 27,4
Torbay Churston et Galmpton 4 59,1
Torbay Clifton and Maidenway 0 0
Torbay Ellacombe 0 0
Torbay Goodrington et Roselands 0 0
Torbay Upper Brixham 0 0
Torbay Paignton Central 0 0
Torbay Preston and Shorton 0 0
Torbay Shiphay and the willows 3 28,4
Torbay St Marychurch et Maidencombe 0 0
Torbay Torquay Central 3 39,4
Torbay Upton and Hele 0 0
Torbay Watcombe 0 0
Torbay Wellswood 9 114,7

Middle Devon

Middle Devon (Devon) Bampton, Holcombe et Westleigh 0 0
Middle Devon (Devon) Bow, Lapford et Yeoford 0 0
Middle Devon (Devon) Bradninch, Silverton et Thorverton 0 0
Middle Devon (Devon) Crediton 0 0
Middle Devon (Devon) Cullompton 0 0
Middle Devon (Devon) Morchard Bishop, Copplestone et Newton St Cyres 0 0
Middle Devon (Devon) Tiverton East 3 40,3
Middle Devon (Devon) Tiverton North and outside 0 0
Middle Devon (Devon) Tiverton West 3 47,6
Middle Devon (Devon) Uffculme et Hemyock 6 87,7
Middle Devon (Devon) Willand, Sampford Peverell et Halberton 0 0

North Devon

North Devon (Devon) Barnstaple Central 0 0
North Devon (Devon) Barnstaple Pilton 0 0
North Devon (Devon) Barnstaple Sud 0 0
North Devon (Devon) Barnstaple Sticklepath 0 0
North Devon (Devon) Bishop’s Nympton, Witheridge et Chulmleigh 0 0
North Devon (Devon) Bratton Fleming, Goodleigh et Kings Heanton 0 0
North Devon (Devon) Braunton 0 0
North Devon (Devon) Fremington et Instow 0 0
North Devon (Devon) Ilfracombe East 0 0
North Devon (Devon) Ilfracombe West 0 0
North Devon (Devon) Lynton and Combe Martin 0 0
North Devon (Devon) Roundswell et Landkey 0 0
North Devon (Devon) South Molton 0 0
North Devon (Devon) Woolacombe, Georgeham et Croyde 0 0

Southern hams

South Hams (Devon) Chillington, Torcross et Stoke Fleming 0 0
South Hams (Devon) Dartmouth 0 0
South Hams (Devon) Ivybridge 0 0
South Hams (Devon) Kingsbridge 0 0
South Hams (Devon) Loddiswell et Dartington 0 0
South Hams (Devon) Marldon, Stoke Gabriel et Kingswear 0 0
South Hams (Devon) Salcombe, Malborough et Thurlestone 0 0
South Hams (Devon) South Brent et Cornwood 0 0
South Hams (Devon) City of Totnes 0 0
South Hams (Devon) Wembury, Brixton et Newton Ferrers 0 0
South Hams (Devon) Woolwell and Lee Mill 0 0
South Hams (Devon) Yealmpton, Modbury et Aveton Gifford 0 0


Teignbridge (Devon) Ashburton et Buckfastleigh 0 0
Teignbridge (Devon) Bishopsteignton et Shaldon 0 0
Teignbridge (Devon) Chudleigh et Bovey Tracey 6 61,5
Teignbridge (Devon) Dawlish Nord 4 47,1
Teignbridge (Devon) Dawlish Sud 4 59,6
Teignbridge (Devon) Heathfield et Liverton 0 0
Teignbridge (Devon) Ipplepen et Broadhempston 0 0
Teignbridge (Devon) Kingskerswell 0 0
Teignbridge (Devon) Kingsteignton 4 44,9
Teignbridge (Devon) Moretonhampstead, Lustleigh et East Dartmoor 0 0
Teignbridge (Devon) Newton Abbot, Broadlands et Wolborough 0 0
Teignbridge (Devon) Newton Abbot, Highweek 0 0
Teignbridge (Devon) Newton Abbot, Milber et Buckland 4 71,4
Teignbridge (Devon) Newton Abbot, downtown 0 0
Teignbridge (Devon) Ogwell, Mile End et Teigngrace 0 0
Teignbridge (Devon) Starcross et Exminster 0 0
Teignbridge (Devon) Tedburn, Shillingford et Higher Ashton 0 0
Teignbridge (Devon) Teignmouth Nord 0 0
Teignbridge (Devon) Teignmouth Sud 0 0


Torridge (Devon) Appledore et Northam North 0 0
Torridge (Devon) Bideford North 0 0
Torridge (Devon) Bideford South and East 0 0
Torridge (Devon) Great Torrington 0 0
Torridge (Devon) Côte Hartland 0 0
Torridge (Devon) Holsworthy, Bradworthy et Welcombe 0 0
Torridge (Devon) Shebbear, Cookworthy et Broadheath 0 0
Torridge (Devon) Westward Ho! And Northam South 0 0
Torridge (Devon) Winkleigh et High Bickington 0 0

West Devon

West Devon (Devon) Bere Alston, Yelverton Buckland monks 0 0
West Devon (Devon) Chagford, Princetown et Dartmoor 0 0
West Devon (Devon) Hatherleigh, Exbourne et North Tawton 0 0
West Devon (Devon) Horrabridge et Mary Tavy 0 0
West Devon (Devon) Lifton, Lamerton et Bridestowe 0 0
West Devon (Devon) Okehampton 0 0
West Devon (Devon) Tavistock 0 0

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