Four new coronavirus clusters in Cornwall as lockdown announced

The latest Government data for Cornwall has reported four new clusters in addition to a number of increases in existing clusters.

The data, which reports areas where there are more than two coronavirus infections in an area of roughly 7,500 population size, known as clusters, shows new clusters of infection in Crowan, Wendron and Stithians with 4 cases in addition to Falmouth East, Gunnislake and Calstock and St Columb Major and St Mawgan, all of which have 3 new cases in their new clusters.

A number of areas also increase in number of cases, with an increase of cases meaning Bude and Stratton, Towednack, Lelant and Carbis Bay and Towednack, Lelant and Carbis Bay joining Kingsand, Antony and Maryfield in having cases in double figures in Cornwall.

Other areas which reported an increase of cases are: Ponsanooth, Mabe Burnthouse and Constantine, Lanreath, Pelynt and Polraun, Newquay East, Liskeard, Saltash Town and Pillmere, Liskeard, The Lizard, Hayle, Mevagissey and Polgooth, St Ives and Halsetown, Penzance North, Perranporth and Goonhavern, Shortlanesend, Chacewater and Carnon Downs, St Columb Minor and Porth and Truro West.

A few areas also reduce in case count. These are Lostwithiel and Penwithick, Bodmin West, Bodmin East, Dobwalls, Addington and Menheniot, Falmouth North, Helston, St Germans and St Mellion, Camborne West, Newquay West, Par, St Austell East and Carlyon Bay and West Penwith and Buryan.

Today’s update covers the week from October 20 to October 26, meaning positive tests reported on October 17 no longer appear in the statistics. Areas not included in the statistics report between zero and two cases and do not necessarily mean there are no cases in those areas.

The new data comes as Prime Minister, Boris Johnson announced a second “lockdown” to take place from Thursday, 5 November until December 2. You can read more about that here.

What is a coronavirus cluster?

The Government’s coronavirus cluster map splits the country into areas of roughly 7,500 people, based on the 2011 census, known as Middle Super Output Areas (MSOAs).

The map highlights areas where three or more coronavirus cases have been reported for a week period, with the numbers coming off of the map a week after being confirmed positive. This means a case reported on October 19 would no longer display on today’s map, which is for October 20 to October 26.

Areas not highlighted do not necessarily have no coronavirus cases in them, as the map does not highlight or count areas with less than three cases – meaning that if an area has one or two cases, it will display as 0 to 2 cases.

Coronavirus Cases in Cornwall – October 20 to October 26

(Note: the numbers in the third column are the difference between today’s reported coronavirus cases for the time period October 20- October 26 and yesterday’s which covered the time period October 19-October 25) Cases indicated in red represent an increase, Green represents a decrease.).

Cluster Name Total Difference with previous day
Kingsand, Antony & Maryfield 39 0
Bude & Stratton 13 4
Towednack, Lelant & Carbis Bay 12 3
Marazion, St Erth & Gwinear Gwithian 11 1
Ponsanooth, Mabe Burnthouse & Constantine 8 2
Saltash Latchbrook & St Stephens 8 0
Lanreath, Pelynt & Polraun 7 3
Newquay East 7 3
Liskeard 6 1
Lostwithiel & Penwithick 6 -2
Saltash Town & Pillmere 6 2
St Austell North & Carclaze 6 0
The Lizard 6 2
Wadebridge 6 0
Bodmin West 5 -1
Hayle 5 1
Mevagissey & Polgooth 5 1
St Ives & Halsetown 5 1
Bodmin East 4 -1
Crowan, Wendron & Stithians 4 4
Dobwalls, Addington & Menheniot 4 -2
Falmouth North 4 -1
Helston 4 -1
Mid Saltash 4 0
Penzance North 4 1
Perranporth & Goonhavern 4 1
Redruth North 4 0
Shortlanesend, Chacewater & Carnon Downs 4 1
St Columb Minor & Porth 4 1
St Day & Lanner 4 0
St Germans & St Mellion 4 -1
Truro East 4 0
Truro West 4 1
Altarnun & Stoke Climsland 3 0
Callington & Pensilva 3 0
Camborne West 3 -3
Falmouth East 3 3
Gunnislake & Calstock 3 3
Newquay West 3 -1
Par 3 -1
St Austell East & Carlyon Bay 3 -3
St Columb Major & St Mawgan 3 3
West Penwith & St Buryan 3 -1

New Clusters:

Crowan, Wendron and Stithians (4 cases)

Falmouth East (3 cases)

Gunnislake and Calstock (3 cases)

St Columb Major and St Mawgan (3 cases)

No longer Clusters (0-2 cases)

Pool and Illogan

Looe and Polperro

St Austell Central

St Neot and St Cleer

St Just and Land’s End

Porthleven, Breage and Praa Sands

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