Torbay confirmed COVID cases (ONS – Pillar 1 and 2)

As of 4 August 2020, there are 283 confirmed Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 COVID cases in Torbay.  The peak month was April which accounted for 178 cases. Rates have slowed since the beginning of May and we currently have an average of less than one case per day.

Confirmed COVID cases seven day rolling daily averages (ONS – Pillar 1 and 2)

The average number of confirmed Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 COVID cases in Torbay peaked in late April with an average of just over eight cases (per 100,000 population) a day, rising above English and South West averages for a short period. Since then, rates fell below one case (per 100,000 population) a day from mid-May onwards.

COVID deaths at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust (NHS England)

COVID Deaths at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust peaked in late March and early April with 3 deaths recorded on 30 March. Since early April, deaths have fallen with the latest COVID death recorded on 1 June.

COVID registered deaths of Torbay residents by place of death (ONS)

As of 24 July, the number of COVID registered deaths of Torbay residents by place of death was as follows.

  • Care Home - 28
  • Home - 5
  • Hospital - 25

Torbay residents - all registered deaths (weekly) (ONS)

All registered deaths for Torbay residents were above the five year average Torbay death rates from the week ending 27 March to week ending 24 April. This was largely due to COVID deaths. Since then death rates have returned to the average.

COVID deaths occurring in Torbay care homes (weekly) (CQC)

39 COVID deaths in Care Homes occurred in the five week period until week ended 15 May.  Since that period, three deaths occurred in the following eleven weeks with none in the last eight. 

Number of Torbay care homes reporting a COVID outbreak (PHE) - first outbreak only

20 out of 85 Torbay Care Homes have reported a COVID outbreak up to the week commencing 13 July. The majority of these initial outbreaks occurred in late March and April.

Percentage of care homes reporting COVID outbreaks (PHE) - Cumulative

20 out of 85 Torbay Care Homes have reported a COVID outbreak up to the week commencing 13 July. This is a rate of 24%, which is significantly lower than the South West rate of 30%.