Two new cluster areas showing three or more cases of Covid-19 have been added to today's map, although the overall number remains the same.

It's as the weekly number of new cases in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly in the seven days leading up to Monday this week, April 19, rose to 72 in total.

The most recent five days are not shown due to incomplete data.

It was an increase of 28 cases on the previous week, representing a 63.6 per cent rise.

The rolling rate of new cases is now 12.6 cases per 100,000 people, compared to only 7.7 cases per 100,000 people in last Saturday's update.


There are now eight cluster areas showing at least three new cases of the virus – four times the figure from a week ago, when the number had dropped to just two.

Crowan, Wendron & Stithians, and St Breward, Tredethy & Lanivet, the two clusters showing last Saturday, no longer feature on the map.

The number of clusters is the same as in Wednesday's midweek update, although some of the areas have changed.

The eight clusters on today's map are: St Just & Land's End (3, up one), West Penwith & St Buryan (12, up ten), Hayle (3, up one), Penryn (4, up two), St Austell Central (3, up one), Dobwalls, Addington & Menheniot (3, up one), Altarnun & Stoke Climsland (3, up one), Launceston (4, up two).

Falmouth Packet:

West Penwith & St Buryan has seen a 500% increase in new cases in the space of a week, with 12 in today's update compared to only two a week earlier, when it did not feature on the cluster map due to the numbers being too low.

With a rolling rate of what represents 180.6 cases per 100,000 people, it is well above the national average figures at this time.

New to the map since Wednesday's midweek update are St Just & Land's End, and St Austell Central, while dropping off are Illogan & Portreath, and St Breward, Tredethy & Lanivet.

Falmouth Packet:

Still showing from Wednesday's cluster map are: West Penwith & St Buryan, Hayle, Penryn, Dobwalls, Addington & Menheniot, Altarnun & Stoke Climsland, and Launceston.

The map only shows clusters when there are at least three confirmed results, with anywhere between zero and two cases showing white in order to "protect the privacy of individuals and prevent disclosure."

In all but one of the instances over the past week it is only small fluctuations that have caused areas to reappear back on the map.

The map shows positive cases by 'Middle Super Output Area' - the name the government gives to the break-up of larger towns and groups of neighbouring towns and villages, with groupings covering a greater area than others.

The minimum population in each area is 5,000 and the average is 7,200.