COVID figures now broken down into age range and local area

Friday 30th October 2020 11:30 am
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In Cornwall, the 20-29yrs age group has the most coronavirus infections recorded in the last week ()

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New figures from the Government are now showing the breakdown of positive COVID-19 cases by age group and local authority area.

The figures, concerning positive cases reported in the last week (October 22-27), show that in Devon and Cornwall, the 20-29 age group are seeing the highest number of cases.

Torbay has the highest percentage of cases in the 60+ age range and the lowest in the 10-19 age range (just six per cent).

In the Devon County Council area, 14.5 per cent of the cases confirmed are from the 60+ age group, with another 14 per cent in the 50-59 age group, with the 20-29 (28 per cent) and 10-19 (19 per cent) with the highest amount.

In Cornwall, just nine per cent of the cases are in the 60+ age group, with 24 per cent of cases in the 20-29 age range, and 22 per cent in the 10-19 age group.

In Plymouth, just 13 per cent of cases are in the 60+ age group, with 32 per cent of cases in the 20-29 age range, and 13 per cent in the 10-19 age group.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock had told BBC Radio 4’s that Downing Street will be looking at the rate of new Covid-19 cases, the number of people with the virus in the over 60s age range, hospitalisations, and deaths related to coronavirus, when assessing which tiers to put areas into.By Daniel Clark, local democracy reporter