Further fluctuations in cases mean that one new Covid cluster has returned to the map - despite cases in Cornwall falling more than 42% week-on-week.

It's as just 20 new cases were recorded across seven days leading up to May 28, the most recent data available. The last five days are not included due to incomplete data.

It marked a 42.9% reduction on the previous week, with 15 fewer cases than were recorded in the preceding seven days.

The rolling rate now averages 3.5 cases per 100,000 people, compared to 6.1 cases per 100,000 only a week ago.


However, due to small changes being enough to put areas back on the map of clusters, one new one has appeared.

It comes after a completely clear map on Saturday's weekend update.

Now Torpoint has returned as a cluster, following a rise of one new cases putting it over the necessary threshold.

Falmouth Packet:

Clusters are only shown on the government's dashboard map when there are three or more new cases 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.

It means that while there may have been the odd case reported in other areas, it would not be enough to make them show up on the map.

Falmouth Packet:

There was also one cluster area on last Wednesday's map, Camelford & Tresmeer, where cases had doubled from two to four in the seven days leading up to May 21. However, this has now dropped back off the map again.

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.