The position in Plymouth

Updated: Wednesday 7 April 2021

Next update: Wednesday 14 April 2021

Covid-19 cases in Plymouth

During the week 27 March to 02 April there were 54 new cases confirmed in Plymouth, a decrease on the previous week total of 125.

This is a rate of 20.6 per 100,000 people. This is below the current rate for England, which is 38.0 per 100,000 people.

The total number of confirmed cases in Plymouth since the start of the outbreak is 9,160. 

Number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Plymouth by week

Source: coronavirus.data.gov.uk

Deaths from COVID-19 

A total of 228 Plymouth resident deaths have been associated with COVID-19 since the start of the outbreak. 

During the week 20 March to 26 March there was one Plymouth residents registered death associated with COVID-19. This is the same as the previous week.

Total number of registered deaths and deaths associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Plymouth by week

Source: Office for National Statistics

 

Vaccination Numbers (updated 8 April)

The below outline the latest numbers of residents in Plymouth who have had the COVID-19 vaccine, grouped by age. For more information on this data visit the NHS England Website.

  • Under 50: 34,317
  • 50-54: 15,912
  • 55-59: 16,095
  • 60-64: 14,070
  • 65-69: 12,271
  • 70-74: 12,711
  • 75 – 79: 9,559
  • 80+: 12,870

COVID-19 Grant Summary

Since the start of the pandemic, Plymouth City Council has been committed to supporting those in the community most in need of financial help.

So far, the Council has received £122m in COVID-19 related grants from the Government, to pass onto local people, businesses, schools and care homes and to support the Council’s response to the pandemic.

The funding falls into three main tranches:

  • Grants administered by the Council and paid directly to Plymouth businesses
  • Funding received by the Council in respect of COVID-19 support programmes
  • Grants administered by the Council and paid to third parties other than direct business support

The table in the document summarises the grants received, the purpose of them and the amount that has been spent to date or committed. Some grants were designed to be spent within a designated timescale, and some will continue into the coming months.

Information on how to apply for specific grants can be found on our Coronavirus (COVID-19) information pages.

As a result of the grants set out below, we have helped 6,643 local businesses who have had to close their doors or have suffered significant financial hardship as a result of Coronavirus and we have supported them to reopen safely when they have been able to.

We have also helped hundreds of local households, who have struggled to put food on the table or pay for basics like utility bills.

We have supported our care homes with funding to assist with their vital infection control measures. And we have helped our schools and pupils with grants as well as with practical assistance such as holiday school meal packages.

We also helped a large number of local charities who have done incredible work to support some of the city’s most vulnerable residents, including those who are isolated, shielding or those who are homeless – awarding over £3m in support.

We know that this funding is an important lifeline for many local people and businesses and we will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that every single penny reaches all those eligible as soon as we can.