The Covid-19 incidence rate in parts of Newquay now shows that more than one person in every 100 has the disease.
St Columb Minor and Porth are also heavily hit (rate of 933.3) . Case rates are shown per 100,000 people for the 7-day period ending on the date shown to standardise figures per 100,000 population. Newquay East sat at 1083.7 in the 7 days to 15th July, while Newquay West was at 1, 134.7. Only a few areas in the North East of England are showing similar levels of infection according to the interactive map.
Lighter purple areas include The Lizard (rate 467.3), St Ives (589.4), Falmouth West and South (549.1), Hayle (433.8), Truro (457.5), while closer to home, Wadebridge was 549.3. Bude & Stratton, meanwhile, was only at 168.7 (18 cases) while Holsworthy, Bradworthy and Welcombe was at 207.2 (21 cases).
Barnstaple (425.7) and the whole North Devon coastal area around Ilfracombe to Lynton are also high.
The figures predate ‘Freedom Day’ so it is probably safe to assume these will rise. Businesses in Bude are reassuring customers that they will be maintaining measures such as mask-wearing and social distancing on their premises.