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Caution advised to those when travelling 

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Those of you who follow the numbers will have seen a rise in cases of coronavirus in Devon in the last two to three weeks. 

The numbers though are still comparatively very low compared to elsewhere in the country, and the risk of spread within communities in Devon is also still very low. 

The story this week is largely the same as last.  During August, groups of people travelled abroad on holiday, and a some of them returned with coronavirus.   

They were picked up immediately by NHS Test and Trace on their return and they and their contacts advised to self-isolate.   

The numbers currently stand at around 30 cases in Devon, about the same last week.  As those earlier returns come out of self-isolation, we’ve got equal numbers going in. 

With August behind us, we expect the numbers will start to fall again. 

We’ll continue to monitor the data really closely, so we’re able to respond immediately to any significant rise.  But it’s a reminder that we’ve all still got to play our part and take care when travelling abroad and at home.  Remember the precautions and continue to heed the advice. 

For local data on cases in Devon, visit our website.