Cornwall has dropped back down a level again this week following a drop in new cases of Covid-19.

The weekly total for the seven days leading up to April 26 was 55 confirmed new cases - the most recent five days not being available due to incomplete data.

This was 17 fewer than the weekly total recorded last Saturday, marking a 23.6% reduction.

It brings the rolling rate of cases back down to 9.6 cases per 100,000 people, compared to 12.6 cases per 100,000 a week ago.


As a result Cornwall has returned to the lowest 'yellow' level on the map, which is for areas with a rolling rate of between zero and nine.

It is still not quite as low as the last time Cornwall reached that colour however, two weeks ago, when it averaged 7.7 cases per 100,000 people.

There has also been a drop in the number of areas recording at least three new cases in the seven days.

Four of the five clusters now showing are new from a week ago. Areas that now have three or more clusters are: West Penwith & St Buryan (5 cases, down seven), Helston (3, up one), The Lizard (3, up one), Redruth South (3, up one), Lostwithiel & Penwithick (3, up one).

Falmouth Packet:

Only West Penwith & St Buryan remains from last Saturday, when there were eight cluster areas marked.

No longer on the map are: St Just & Land's End, Hayle, Penryn, St Austell Central, Dobwalls, Addington & Menheniot, Altarnun & Stoke Climsland, 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."

Falmouth Packet:

It is only small fluctuations that have caused areas to reappear back on the map, with cases remaining low across the Duchy.

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.