This week has seen a first for Cornwall since last summer.

The latest cluster map shows no areas highlighted on it for the first time in many months.

Clusters are shown when there are three or more confirmed results of Covid-19 reported at any one time.

Anywhere with between zero and two cases shows white in order to "protect the privacy of individuals and prevent disclosure", the accompanying information states.

Falmouth Packet:

A week ago there were two cluster areas showing at least three new cases on the government's dashboard map.

These were neighbouring areas, the clusters being Marazion, St Erth & Gwinear Gwithian (4 cases, up two), and Hayle (3, plus one).

Both clusters have now dropped back off the map.

Falmouth Packet:

With only small fluctuations it means that areas can drop off and reappear back on the map frequently.

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.

It's as Cornwall and Isles of Scilly saw just 28 new cases of Covid reported across the seven days leading up to May 14.

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

This was three fewer cases than in the previous week, marking a 9.7% decline.

The rolling rate of new cases is now averaging 4.9 cases per 100,000 people, compared to 7.2 cases per 100,000.

It is not clear, however, whether changes to the way data is being recorded has affected the figures.

Yesterday, the government said 4,776 cases had been removed, with a further 561 today, and that as such data at regional and local authority level did "not reflect the actual number of new cases reported on that date."

More details can be found on today's daily case update: Coronavirus in Cornwall round up: Wednesday, May 19