Back on the interactive map, we see that Cornwall’s Covid figures for the 7 days to 21st June were 869 cases, up 295 (51.4%) which is a rate of 152 cases per 100,000 people.
We know Bude area has some cases but they remain under 3 on the figures, so compared to other areas Bude is doing well. Highest numbers are around Carbis Bay which has 33 cases, a case rate of 540.6 per 100,000 people. Falmouth west and south, around Penryn, has 36 cases (439.3 per 100,000). Newquay west has 64 cases (864.5 per 100,000). These may not sound like much but one has to consider the R rate in terms of potential spread.
Estimated R number for South West
1.3 to 1.7 with a daily infection growth rate range of +6% to +11% as of 25 June 2021.
Torridge has also gone into higher rates, with 72 cases, a rate of 105.5 cases per 100,000 people. Devon as a whole has 489 cases (a case rate of 60.9 per 100,000). On a positive note, there have been no hospitalisations/deaths from Covid recorded in our area.
Other ‘blue’ areas of the country include Bournemouth in Dorset, Southampton and Portsmouth, Exeter, Brighton, Bath, much of London, Bristol, south Gloucestershire, Reading, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Welwyn and east Hertfordshire, Cambridge, Birmingham, Solihull and Warwick, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Stoke-on-Trent, most of Cheshire, north east Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Cumbria, Lancaster/Lancashire, and Northumbria, plus much of Scotland.
Particularly high areas nationally include: Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Bristol City Centre, Chester, various parts of Greater Manchester, university area of York, Durham, and Jesmond, among others.