Covid cases triple in South Hams in less than a month

Cases of Coronavirus in the South Hams have jumped from 12 to 38 in three weeks. 

Between the 6th and 12th October there were 38 laboratory confirmed cases in South Hams, compared to 12 cases between the 15th and 21st of September. Confirmed cases per 100,000 now sits at 43.7 compared to 13.8 three weeks ago. 

Devon County Councillor Roger Croad released the numbers at this evening, Wednesday, 14th of October, saying: "It is estimated that the SW peninsula is some two/three weeks behind the north of England so it really does go to show the importance of social distancing, good hand hygiene, wearing a mask where appropriate and good local communication, if we want positive cases to remain relatively low compared to most of the rest of England." 
The Government's interactive map says that there are six cases in Ivybridge, four cases in South Brent & Cornwood, three in Marldon, Stoke Gabriel & Kingswear, and three in Ashburton & Buckfastleigh. You can check your postcode here


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