Devon Covid cases highest among 20 to 39 year olds

Steve Brown, director of public health for Devon

Steve Brown, director of public health for Devon - Credit: Daniel Clark

Steve Brown, Director of Public Health Devon, focuses his message this week on Devon’s younger working age population – the 20 to 39 year olds. 

COVID-19 cases generally are continuing to fall across Devon, but that fall has slowed and we are seeing a levelling off of cases. 

Rates are currently highest among the 20 to 39-year-old age group. 

“We’re seeing the larger proportion of people testing positive in that younger working age group,” says Steve Brown. 

“So, I want to remind people not to be complacent. Not just when you’re in work, but also travelling to and from work.” 

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Councillor Roger Croad, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “We are working closely with our district partners to ensure that those who are at an increased risk of serious illness if they contract COVID-19 have access to extra support if they request it. 

“If you are considered to be at an increased risk you will be contacted directly by the Department of Health and Social Care, who will invite you to register on the National Shielding Support System.” 

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