The North Devon gazette will keep you up to date with the latest coronavirus news in the North Devon and Torridge areas throughout the course of this crisis.

As of 9am on Monday, March 16 there have been 171 new cases in the UK out of a total of 3,826 tests, with 1,543 total cases and 44,105 total tests.

Sadly to date 71 people have died in the UK from the virus, almost all so far being elderly and with underlying medical conditions.

If you or your family have been affected by coronavirus and are willing to talk to us, please email