Cases of Covid-19 in Cornwall, up to December 24th, Christmas Eve, stood at 571. The rolling rate of 99.9 indicates a rise (listed as 47.9%).
Devon’s cases were 1193 for the same period, a rolling rate of 143.7 and a rise of 12.2%
Breaking it down, Torridge’s cases showed a 6.8% drop, down to 69 cases.
Hartland Coast was down 22.2% to 7 cases, while Holsworthy, Bradworthy and Welcombe also showed a slight (7.1%) drop to 13 cases.
A 14.3% drop in Bude & Stratton left cases at 6, but there were also 6 cases in the wider area of Poundstock and Kilkhampton, a 100% rise
Crackington and Tintagel was up to 4, a 100% rise, while Launceston was down to 3, a 57.1% drop
Camelford and Tresmeer had fewer than 3 cases.
So, why are numbers in Cornwall rising? Well, Probus and Roseland had a 350% rise, St Agnes and Mount Hawke, a 140% rise, St Columb Minor and Newquay, a 500% rise, and the Lizard 1 200% rise. Coastal areas seem to have clusters on the map.
Nationally, there are only 2 areas within England/Wales which have below average rates. One is Cornwall, the other is Gwynedd/Isle of Anglesey. The map which was once a mixture of greens and blues (green lower numbers) is now predominantly blue and higher levels still, purple. East Sussex (purple) for example, had 3270 cases.
It will now be interesting to see what happens given the change in rules for Christmas Day, but Cornwall Council has already warned of a public health problem.
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