Cornwall has now turned blue on the interactive map with a case rate of 147.8 per 100,000 compared to Devon’s rate of 52.5 per 100,000.
In the 7 days to 18th June, Covid case numbers have jumped by 489 to 845 (143.5%). Case rates are shown per 100,000 people for the 7-day period. In neighbouring Devon, cases rose from 247 to 421, a similar percentage rise at 142%. Bude had 3 cases for the same period, up by 1. Holsworthy, Bradworthy and Welcombe had 5 cases, up by 3, with Torridge area sitting at 51 cases overall.
The estimated R number in the south west is: 1.0 to 1.5 with a daily infection growth rate range of +1% to +9% as of 18 June 2021.
In 23rd June data, the people who had tested positive in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly were 878 (147.8 per 100,000 people).
Fortunately, there are no notifications of admission to hospital or deaths related to Covid for this period.
80.7% of people in Cornwall have now received their first vaccination, with 62.7% their second dose. In Torridge, those figures are 83.8% and 67.6% respectively.
ver 2 million people in England are thought to have had one or more COVID-19 symptoms lasting at least 12 weeks according to one of the largest studies of the virus funded by the government.
The study is based on self-reported data from 508,707 adults aged 18 and above who took part in REACT-2 rounds 3 to 5 carried out between September 2020 and February 2021.
Around a fifth of those surveyed reported having had a COVID-19 symptom previously, with over a third reporting persistent symptoms lasting at least 12 weeks. Around a tenth of those with symptoms said they lasted at least 12 weeks and were severe.