People in their 20s are no longer the age group with the highest proportion of Covid-19 positive tests across Devon and Cornwall.

The latest figures, based on tests reported between November 17 and November 22, shows that across Plymouth and the Devon County Council area, the 50-59 age group have the highest proportion of cases, with the 40-49 age group having the most in Cornwall.

But in Torbay, the 10-19 age group is seeing the highest proportion of cases, although the total number of cases in the Bay is much lower than other areas and actual numbers have only slightly risen.

The proportion of positive cases in Torbay in the 10-19 age range has tripled in recent weeks, and also risen in Plymouth, but in Devon it is flat, and has fallen in Cornwall.

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The numbers of over 60+s testing positive has increased in Devon and Plymouth, but fallen in Torbay and Cornwall.

Cornwall coronavirus Cases by age range
Cornwall coronavirus Cases by age range

Devon County Council Coronavirus Cases by age range
Devon County Council Coronavirus Cases by age range

Torbay coronavirus Cases by age range
Torbay coronavirus Cases by age range

Plymouth coronavirus Cases by age range
Plymouth coronavirus Cases by age range

The figures relate to positive cases reported this week between November 17 and November 22, although do not necessarily relate to specimens from that time period.

Cornwall has the lowest proportion of those in the 60+ age range, just 10.8 per cent, and one only per cent (4 out of 313 cases) were in those aged 80+.

Less than 10 per cent (9.9 per cent) of its cases where in the 10-19 age range, while the 20-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50-59 each saw between 17 and 18 per cent of the total cases.

Plymouth is seeing 19 per cent of its cases in the 60+ age range, a slight increase, while 13.8 per cent are in the 10-19 age range, double the percentage from previous analysis. But the number of people in their 20s testing positive has fallen from 25 per cent to 17.2 per cent, with the actual number halving as well.

Torbay has seen the proportion of the numbers in the 10-19 age range triple to 21.5 per cent, although the actual number of positive cases is only slightly up, with the proportion rising due to falls in other age ranges. The number of 60+ positive cases is down to 19 per cent from 25 per cent, while just 6.9 per cent of the positive cases are of people in their 20s.

In the Devon County Council area, there has been a rise of people 60+ testing positive, now comprising of 24 per cent of infections (from 21 per cent), and 9 per cent being of being 80+, the highest of any of the areas. The 50-59 age range reporting the highest percentage of any 10-year band at 17.6 per cent. But cases in 10-19s only comprise 10.6 per cent of the total, and those in their 20s have fallen from 21 per cent to 15.7 per cent.

PLYMOUTH
Age range 0-9 10 – – 19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80-89 90+ total
Nov-17 1 9 11 8 6 18 5 4 8 1
Nov-18 5 5 9 8 10 9 7 6 1 1
Nov-19 1 13 5 6 9 8 4 0 0 0
Nov-20 3 8 13 11 7 11 7 4 0 1
Nov-21 2 5 6 7 4 8 3 0 2 1
Nov-22 4 6 13 7 7 5 4 3 1 0
16 46 57 47 43 59 30 17 12 4 331
TORBAY
Age range 0-9 10 – – 19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80-89 90+ total
Nov-17 3 12 3 4 10 10 2 2 1 0
Nov-18 1 4 1 1 4 5 3 1 1 0
Nov-19 1 4 1 1 1 1 4 1 3 2
Nov-20 0 3 1 3 2 5 4 0 1 0
Nov-21 1 3 2 4 2 5 1 0 0 0
Nov-22 1 5 2 4 2 4 1 1 0 0
7 31 10 17 21 30 15 5 6 2 144
CORNWALL
Age range 0-9 10 – – 19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80-89 90+ total
Nov-17 3 5 6 5 8 12 3 3 0 0
Nov-18 4 5 15 10 17 11 4 3 1 0
Nov-19 6 4 9 10 10 10 5 2 0 0
Nov-20 5 7 6 11 6 7 9 2 0 0
Nov-21 1 3 7 10 14 7 4 0 0 0
Nov-22 4 7 11 8 1 4 4 1 3 0
23 31 54 54 56 51 29 11 4 0 313
DEVON
Age range 0-9 10 – – 19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80-89 90+ Total
Nov-17 3 14 22 26 15 25 16 7 10 3
Nov-18 5 10 15 11 10 16 5 6 2 2
Nov-19 3 18 23 15 13 25 12 12 13 5
Nov-20 5 11 20 18 22 16 12 9 8 1
Nov-21 5 6 13 13 15 20 7 6 4 1
Nov-22 1 13 13 16 19 17 6 5 6 3
22 72 106 99 94 119 58 45 43 15 673





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