A 273% increase in new cases of Covid in Cornwall has seen the amount of clusters quadruple since Wednesday.

There are now eight clusters on the government's dashboard map, compared to none a week ago, and only two in the midweek update.

It should be noted that cases remain relatively low, and that small changes are enough to put areas back on the map of clusters.

Clusters are only shown 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.

However, that also means that there may be cases reported in other areas, but not be enough to make them show up on the map.

Falmouth Packet:

The eight clusters now showing are: Towednack, Lelant & Carbis Bay (3, up one), Ponsanooth, Mabe Burnthouse & Constantine (11, up nine), Grampound, Road, St Newlyn East and Cubert (3, up one), Newquay West (5, up three), Newquay East (4, up two), St Columb Minor & Porth (6, up four), St Columb Major & St Mawgan (6, up four), Bodmin East (3, up one).

The clusters are on a delay, with the figures relating to five days earlier.

For that reason the known outbreak of cases in Falmouth in the last couple of days does not yet appear on the map. It is likely they will show as a cluster in the coming days.


There were 71 confirmed new cases of Covid-19 recorded across the seven days leading up to Monday this week, June 7 - the most recent data available. The last five days are not shown due to incomplete data.

This is a rise of 52 cases on those recorded in the preceding week - a 273.7% increase.

The rolling rate of cases now averages 12.4 cases per 100,000 people, compared to 3.5 cases per 100,000 last Saturday.

Falmouth Packet:

It means the government's map of Cornwall has now risen a level to 'green' instead of 'yellow'.

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.