Huge rise in Covid cases in Cornwall show on cluster map

Almost every part of Cornwall has seen the number of its confirmed Covid cases at least double in the past week – with just two areas now not registering any.

The overall number of cases across seven days has more than trebled, with Cornwall seeing 1,832 positive test results in the week leading up to January 1, compared to 554 cases in the week leading up to December 25.

The latest government map now shows 71 cluster areas, leaving just two not registering: St Just & Land’s End, and Looe & Polperro.

This could mean they have no cases at all, or they are too few to register, with the map only showing clusters when there are at least three confirmed results. Anywhere with between zero and two cases shows white in order to “protect the privacy of individuals and prevent disclosure.”

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Some areas are seeing particularly high case numbers, including Newquay which has seen 140 cases recorded in seven days across its two clusters, with the neighbouring areas also seeing high figures.

Newquay West had 78 in the week up to January, at a rise of 362.5 per cent on the previous week, and a rolling rate of 999.6 cases per 100,000 people, with Newquay East 66 cases at a 312.5 per cent rise, and a rolling rate of 662.3 per 100,000.

Neighbouring St Columb Minor & Porth had 71 cases and St Columb Major & St Mawgan 50 cases.

Other clusters showing particularly high results include Probus & Roseland with 71 cases, Truro South & Central with 63 and Hayle with 56.

Grampound Road, St Newlyn East and Cubert has 36 cases (up from eight a week) and Helston 34 cases (up from nine a week ago), while Falmouth now has 87 cases between its three clusters (Falmouth West & South – 33, Falmouth East – 26, Falmouth North – 28), up from 20.

Ponsanooth, Mabe Burnthouse & Constantine has 39 cases (up from ten) and Penryn 22 (up from six).

Falmouth Packet:

Covid clusters in the south, west and mid Cornwall

Further east, the St Austell area is seeing high numbers (St Austell North & Carclaze – 32, St Austell Central – 40, St Austell East & Carlyon Bay – 37), with Launceston at 34 cases.

Other areas see lower case figures, but many are still double what was there a week ago, with a few exceptions.

Only two have seen a fall in cases since last week: Callington & Pensilva, down from 20 cases to 15, and Gunnislake & Calstock, down from six cases to four.

Cornwall’s overall rolling rate is now at 320.4 cases per 100,000 people.

The map shows positive cases by ‘Middle Super Output Area’ – the name the government gives to the break-up of larger towns and groups of neighbouring towns and villages, with groupings covering a greater area than others.

The minimum population in each area is 5,000 and the average is 7,200.

Falmouth Packet:

Covid clusters in the north and east of Cornwall

Case clusters now showing on the map are:

West Penwith & St Buryan

Total cases: 11

Penzance South & Newlyn

Total cases: 10

Penzance North

Total cases: 11

Penzance Quay

Total cases: 17

Towednack, Lelant & Carbis Bay

Total cases: 22

St Ives & Halsetown

Total cases: 28

Hayle

Total cases: 56

Marazion, St Erth & Gwinear Gwithian

Total cases: 13

Porthleven, Breage & Praa Sands

Total cases: 19

Helston

Total cases: 34

The Lizard

Total cases: 24

Ponsanooth, Mabe Burnthouse & Constantine

Total cases: 39

Falmouth West & South

Total cases: 33

Falmouth East

Total cases: 26

Falmouth North

Total cases: 28

Penryn

Total cases: 22

Crowan, Wendron & Stithians

Total cases: 21

Camborne West

Total cases: 12

Camborne South

Total cases: 16

Camborne East

Total cases: 31

Pool & Illogan Highway

Total cases: 20

Illogan & Portreath

Total cases: 26

Redruth North

Total cases: 32

Redruth South

Total cases: 19

St Day & Lanner

Total cases: 32

Mylor Bridge & Frogpool

Total cases: 17

Shortlanesend, Chacewater & Carnon Downs

Total cases: 46

Truro West

Total cases: 38

Truro South & Central

Total cases: 63

Truro East

Total cases: 56

St Agnes & Mount Hawke

Total cases: 37

Perranporth & Goonhavern

Total cases: 20

Grampound Road, St Newlyn East and Cubert

Total cases: 36

Probus & Roseland

Total cases: 71

Mevagissey & Polgooth

Total cases: 18

Trewoon, Coombe & Foxhole

Total cases: 22

Newquay West

Total cases: 74

Newquay East

Total cases: 66

St Columb Minor & Porth

Total cases: 71

St Columb Major & St Mawgan

Total cases: 50

Roche & Goss Moor

Total cases: 28

St Austell North & Carclaze

Total cases: 32

St Austell Central

Total cases: 40

St Austell East & Carlyon Bay

Total cases: 37

Par

Total cases: 31

Tywardreath & Fowey

Total cases: 15

Lanreath, Pelynt & Polruan

Total cases: 8

Lostwithiel & Penwithick

Total cases: 34

Bodmin West

Total cases: 23

Bodmin East

Total cases: 14

St Breward, Tredethy & Lanivet

Total cases: 12

Trebetherick & Whitecross

Total cases: 20

Wadebridge

Total cases: 14

Padstow & St Issey

Total cases: 27

Dobwalls, Addington & Menheniot

Total cases: 13

Liskeard

Total cases: 10

St Germans & St Mellion

Total cases: 11

Kingsand, Antony & Maryfield

Total cases: 8

Torpoint

Total cases: 11

Mid Saltash

Total cases: 14

Saltash Town & Pillmere

Total cases: 20

Saltash Latchbrook & St Stephens

Total cases: 6

Callington & Pensilva

Total cases: 15

Gunnislake & Calstock

Total cases: 4

St Neot & St Cleer

Total cases: 13

Altarnun & Stoke Climsland

Total cases: 15

Launceston

Total cases: 34

Camelford & Tresmeer

Total cases: 8

Crackington & Tintagel

Total cases: 5

Poundstock & Kilkhampton

Total cases: 6

Bude & Stratton

Total cases: 14

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