New figures from the government have finally been released showing the breakdown of positive Covid-19 cases by age group and local authority area.

The figures, concerning positive cases reported in the week between October 22 and 27, show that in Cornwall and Devon the 20-29 age group are seeing the highest number of cases, but in Torbay, it is the 30-39 age group.

Torbay also has a higher number of new cases being reported in the 70-79 age group than the 10-19 age group - the only area in Devon and Cornwall to do so.

Falmouth Packet:

A graph showing the spread of Covid cases in each age range in Cornwall during the most recent weekly figures up to October 27

In Cornwall, just nine per cent of the cases are in the 60+ age group, with 24 per cent of cases in the 20-29 age range, and 22 per cent in the 10-19 age group.


Health Secretary Matt Hancock had told BBC Radio 4 that Downing Street will be looking at the rate of new Covid-19 cases, the number of people with the virus in the over 60s age range, hospitalisations, and deaths related to coronavirus, when assessing which tiers to put areas into.