As Sadiq Khan declares a Covid emergency in London, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) tells us:
- In the most recent week, the % of people testing positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) in England has continued to increase;
- during the most recent week (27 December 2020 to 2 January 2021), we estimate 1,122,000 people (95% credible interval: 1,070,600 to 1,175,700) within the community population in England had the coronavirus (COVID-19), equating to around 1 in 50 people (95% credible interval: 1 in 50 to 1 in 45).
People are advised to act as if they have the virus.
Meanwhile, the interactive map tells us that cases in Cornwall for the 7 days ending 2nd January hit a high of 1859. Devon had 1478 cases.
Hayle, Truro, Newquay and surrounding areas show particular hotspots.
Closer to home, Bude had 10 cases, while Poundstock and Kilkhampton was up to 9 cases. Launceston sat at 29.
Holsworthy, Bradworthy and Welcombe show 10, and Hartland Coast, 6.