The number of new Covid cases recorded over a week continues to fall in Cornwall, with fewer cluster areas than a week ago.

There were 45 new cases recorded in the seven days up to May 3, which was nine fewer than over the week before.

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

It represents a further reduction of 16.7%.

As a result the rolling rate of new cases has also fallen, and is now averaging 7.9 cases per 100,000 people, compared to 9.6 cases per 100,000 in last Saturday's update.


The three clusters now showing on the government's map are all different to a week ago. They are: Marazion, St Erth & Gwinear Gwithian (3 cases, up one), Camborne East (5, up three), Penryn (3, up one).

Falmouth Packet:

No longer showing from a week ago are: West Penwith & St Buryan, Helston, The Lizard, Redruth South, Lostwithiel & Penwithick.

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."

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

Falmouth Packet:

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.