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COVID-19 testing in Devon is high

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One of the reasons why Devon’s coronavirus case rate is high, is because we test more for it, and therefore identify more of it.

There were 46,395 PCR tests conducted in Devon in the last available week (to Wednesday 17 November), and 2,428,661 PCR tests conducted in England over the same period.

Using mid-year population estimates for Devon and England, we have calculated the weekly PCR testing rate as being 5,722 tests per 100,000 people, compared to 4,294 tests per 100,000 people in England.

So PCR testing in Devon is around 31 per cent higher than the national average.Follow our guidance about how to get a test in Devon to check if you have coronavirus – whether you have symptoms or not.