12 February 2021 Mid Devon Press release

Covid Cases in Mid Devon
Mid Devon’s public health team continues to work with our partners to reduce the number of cases across the district
The third national lockdown has seen the overall number of cases in Devon falling, but there have been areas which have seen a small increase in numbers.
While numbers in parts of Mid Devon are showing a rise in cases this past week, the actual number of infections remains low compared to the picture in England as a whole.
The latest figures show Mid Devon’s Covid 19 rate per 100,000 of the population is at 155.5, compared to a rate of 202.5 for England.
Chief Executive, Stephen Walford, said: “I would like to reassure our communities that work to protect our residents and support businesses to reduce transmission of Covid 19 continues throughout Mid Devon. Our own public health team is working with Devon County Council and Public Health England to assist with testing and tracing and of course the prevention of further transmission. It is important to stress that numbers in Mid Devon remain low and that because of this low starting point any small rise in infections can look like a significant increase, when that is not a fair reflection of the overall picture. We will continue to monitor the numbers and would remind our residents and businesses to stick to the lockdown rules and remember the importance of the hands, face, space message.”