Changes to Cornwall's Covid cluster map mean that once again it is completely clear.

In Wednesday's midweek update one new area had returned to the government dashboard map.

Torpoint saw a rise of one new case, putting it over the necessary threshold.

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.

Falmouth Packet:

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.

With cases remaining low still it also means only small fluctuations can cause areas to reappear and disappear relatively quickly.

As such, Torpoint has already dropped back off from the map, leaving all 72 official clusters completely blank again.

Falmouth Packet:

By being blank it indicates that, while there are still a small amount of new cases being reported each day, these are spread thinly across the Duchy - meaning that no one area has more than two new cases reported over the previous seven days.

It comes as Cornwall and Isles of Scilly saw 20 new cases of Covid-19 reported during the seven days leading up to May 31, the most recent information available.


Cases from the last five days are not shown due to incomplete data.

This was five fewer cases than were recording across the previous week, marking a 20% reduction.

The rolling rate of new cases now averages 3.5 cases per 100,000 people, compared to 4.4 cases per 100,000 people last week, 5.2 cases per 100,000 a fortnight ago and 7.3 cases three weeks ago.

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.