Just a single cluster area is now showing as recording new Covid cases over a seven-day period.

It's as the number of new cases over the course of a week dropped to 42 in the seven days leading up to May 10.

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

This was three fewer than over the previous week, representing a 6.7% reduction.

It means the rolling rate of new cases is now averaging 7.3 cases per 100,000 people, compared to 7.9 cases per 100,000 a week ago.


Only one area now shows on the government dashboard map in today's update, out of 72 official cluster areas in Cornwall.

This is St Austell Central, which has seen a rise of one more case compared to the previous week, bringing it to a total of three.

Falmouth Packet:

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."

No longer showing on the map from a week ago are: Marazion, St Erth & Gwinear Gwithian, Camborne East, and Penryn.

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 cluster area is 5,000 and the average is 7,200.