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Steve Brown describes the latest situation on coronavirus in Devon

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Case numbers are continuing to fall in Devon, but they are still around the same levels now as they were at the beginning of December.

Cases are highest among the 20 to 39 year old age group.

Steve Brown, Director of Public Health Devon, said that while the fall in cases is good, we are still seeing the virus spreading in some workplaces, often attributed to car sharing.

If car sharing is essential, please follow the recommended guidance about reducing risk to yourselves and fellow passengers.

Speaking on Thursday, Mr Brown also urged critical workers and people who care for others who are vulnerable to use the new Community Testing Centres opening in Devon.

The first of 13 Community Testing Centres opened at County Hall, last week.

Mr Brown said:

“We know that one in three people who have coronavirus don’t have symptoms at all, and while some people are involved in regular testing programmes in their workplaces, these testing centres are for people who aren’t otherwise involved in any testing programmes at all.”

Listen to Steve Brown’s update this week on coronavirus in Devon.