The interactive map today takes us to the 7 days to 1st January, where the impact of Christmas loosening of restrictions perhaps begins to kick in.
Bude and Stratton area is listed as having 14 cases for that period, still well below average but climbing.
Launceston had 34 cases, which is still below average but growing.
Cornwall as a whole was up to 1832 cases, remarkably still below the national average but growing (our infrastructure is below the national average, too, of course).
Devon’s cases rose to 1371, while Torridge rose to 80 cases.
If you compare this to places like Essex with 16577 cases, and a rolling rate of 1113.2, we still seem fortunate here (so far) but again, we have to bear in mind our infrastructure. The Isle of Wight, which was not so long ago Tier 1 at the same time as Cornwall, shows 1148 cases.
Seven–day rates are expressed per 100,000 population and are calculated by dividing the seven day count by the area population and multiplying by 100,000.
The Oxford vaccine is being rolled out. In line with recommendations, the vaccine will be rolled out to the priority groups including care home residents and staff, people over 80 and health and care workers, then to the rest of the population in order of age and risk, including those who are clinically extremely vulnerable.
I don’t yet know of anyone in a care home or over 80 who has had one but obviously, they are being rolled out.
Anyway, stay at home, stay safe is still the message.
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