Covid cases rise in Cornwall

In the week to 14th June, Covid cases in Cornwall reached 570. Neighbouring Devon had 254 cases.

Areas of particular concern are St Ives, which had 60 cases. It doesn’t sound much but it is a rise of 2,900% according to the interactive map.

Additionally, cases in areas around Falmouth rose. Closer to home, Newquay also saw a rise.

Estimated R number for South West

1.0 to 1.5 with a daily infection growth rate range of +1% to +9% as of 18 June 2021.

On 19th June, people testing positive in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly numbered 798 in 7 days. The rate per 100,000 people is 99.7%.

The good news is that admittance to hospital and deaths in the last week in our area remain at zero. This may be because 79% of the adult population have now had their first vaccination, with 62.1% having also received their second dose.

Anyone over the age of 18 is now eligible to book a vaccine. You can book here.


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