Cornwall put at medium risk level in new lockdown system

Cornwall is in the ‘medium’ COVID risk category of the country’s new alert system, it is understood.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced to parliament on Monday that all areas of the country would be placed in one of three tiers to reflect the severity of the coronavirus spread.

Those tiers are Medium (1), High (2) and Very High (3).

It is understood that Cornwall is in the medium, or 1, risk level, along with most of the country.

It means the continuation of current restrictions, including the ‘rule of six’ and table service in bars.

High is for those areas which have seen a spike in cases, such as Greater Manchester, and prevents all social mixing between households.

A number of locations in the North-West of England have been listed in the ‘very high’ bracket, while others in the North and the Midlands are on ‘high’.

Latest figures show two new clusters of coronavirus infection have appeared in the latest Government update, bringing the total for Cornwall up to 27 clusters.

The two new clusters in the update, which are defined as three or more infections in a population area of roughly 7,500, for the week of October 2 to October 8 see a cluster of four cases in Camelford and Tresmeer in addition to the return of another cluster in St Day and Lanner, which in yesterday’s report had reduced to fewer than three cases.

It also sees an increase in cases in eight clusters, with new cases being reported in Camborne East, Padstow and St Issey, Altarnun and Stoke Climsland, Redruth South, Camborne South, Truro West, Redruth North and Penryn.

There are also four areas where the numbers of positive tests have reduced in the report, with a reduction in cases being reported in Probus and Roseland, Par, Shortlanesend, Chacewater and Carnon Downs in addition to Roche and Goss Moor.

Fifteen cases were reported in Cornwall for today (October 12) and these cases will be added to the Government’s data on October 16.

Cornwall Live