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COVID-19 cases are falling, but cases among the over 80s have risen

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Positive coronavirus cases are continuing to fall across Devon.

They’ve fallen by a third, since the peak of the virus two weeks ago.

Cases are slightly higher in East and Mid Devon, but the overall fall is in line with the national trend.

But while cases have fallen in most age groups, they’ve risen in people aged over 80.

Steve Brown, Director of Public Health Devon (Designate), says:

“While it’s really good news that overall cases are falling, the continued rise in cases in the over 80s is still a concern for us. It is therefore absolutely vital that we do our bit to continue to drive down rates in Devon.

Please follow the Tier 2 guidance. Do not meet up indoors with anyone who is not in your household or in your bubble. And please remember at all times, keep your distance, wear your face coverings when you’re indoors in a public space, and please wash your hands regularly.”

Listen to a short report by Steve Brown and Dr Paul Johnson of NHS Devon CCG.