The position in Plymouth

Updated: Wednesday 18 May

Following the ending of free Covid testing for most people as part of the Government's 'Living with Covid' plan, from the end of March 2022 the figures showing the number of cases no longer provide an accurate picture of the levels of the virus within our community.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) monitors Covid rates nationally through its Coronavirus Infection Survey.


Covid-19 cases in Plymouth

During the week 7 May to 13 May there were 195 new cases confirmed in Plymouth, a decrease on the previous week total of 309.

This is a rate of 74.4 per 100,000 people. This is below the current rate for England, which is 88.6 per 100,000 people.

The total number of confirmed cases in Plymouth since the start of the outbreak is 89,276. 


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



Deaths from COVID-19 

A total of 388 Plymouth resident deaths have been associated with COVID-19 since the start of the outbreak. 

During the week 30 April to 6 May there were four Plymouth resident registered deaths associated with COVID-19. This is an increase on the previous week.


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

Source: Office for National Statistics