The number of areas showing cases of coronavirus in Cornwall has grown even higher over the past few days.

Last Wednesday there were 25 cluster areas with three or more cases, which rose to 43 in Saturday's update - but that figure has now increased further still.

In the latest government dashboard update there are now 56 cluster showing, out of possible 72 areas.

Falmouth Packet:

Falmouth as a whole town continues to record the highest number of cases, with a combined 149 from its three clusters: Falmouth West & South (39, up by 32 cases), Falmouth East (52, up 21) and Falmouth North (58, up 29).

Neighbouring Penryn has also seen cases rise in the last week, from 14 a week ago to 37 in the latest update.

Closely following Falmouth is Newquay, which only has two clusters and is reporting a combined 129 cases: Newquay West (65, up 50 cases) and Newquay East (64, up 49).

Cases in Ponsanooth, Mabe Burnthouse & Constantine also remain high at 52, although this is actually six fewer than a week ago.

St Ives & Halsetown is the remaining cluster to have recorded more than 50 new cases across seven days, with 61 cases - 24 more than there was a week ago.


All these figures relate to the weekly area totals from five days ago, last Friday, as this is the most recent data given.

Falmouth Packet:

It's as Cornwall and Isles of Scilly as a whole recorded 845 new cases in the same seven days leading up to June 18, with the most recent five days not given due to incomplete data.

This was 498 more cases than the figure recorded in the previous week - a rise of 143.5%.

The case rate now averages 147.8 cases per 100,000 people, compared to 59.8 cases per 100,000 last Wednesday and just 5.8 cases per 100,000 people two weeks ago.


It means the map of Cornwall has now turned blue, rather than dark green - the middle level out of seven stages of severity. 

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.

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.

The full list of clusters now on the map is:

St Just & Land's End (5, up three)

West Penwith & St Buryan (3, up one)

Penzance South & Newlyn (11, up nine)

Penzance North (6, up four)

Penzance Quay (12, up ten)

Towednack, Lelant & Carbis Bay (29, up 14)

St Ives & Halsetown (61, up 24)

Hayle (10, up four)

Marazion, St Erth & Gwinear Gwithian (6, up two)

Porthleven, Breage & Praa Sands (9, up seven)

Helston (6, up three)

The Lizard (8, up five)

Crowan, Wendron & Stithians (8, up one)

Ponsanooth, Mabe Burnthouse & Constantine (52, down six)

Falmouth West & South (39, up 32)

Falmouth East (52, up 21)

Falmouth North (58, up 29)

Penryn (37, up 23)

Mylor Bridge & Frogpool (5, up three)

Camborne South (6, up four)

Camborne East (10, up one)

Pool & Illogan Highway (4, down one)

Redruth North (15, up 13)

Redruth South (9, up six)

St Day & Lanner (9, up seven)

St Agnes & Mount Hawke (4, up two)

Shortlanesend, Chacewater & Carnon Downs (10, up eight)

Truro West (21, up 19)

Truro South & Central (5, up three)

Truro East (6, up three)

Probus & Roseland (4, up two)

Perranporth & Goonhavern (10, up eight)

Grampound Road, St Newlyn East and Cubert (10, up four)

Newquay West (65, up 50)

Newquay East (64, up 49)

St Columb Minor & Porth (27, up 13)

St Columb Major & St Mawgan (24, up 13)

Trewoon, Coombe & Foxhole (5, up three)

St Austell North & Carclaze (10, up eight)

St Austell Central (10, up eight)

St Austell East & Carlyon Bay (6, up three)

Par (6, up four)

Tywardreath & Fowey (9, up seven)

Looe & Polperro (4, up two)

Dobwalls, Addington & Menheniot (3, up one)

St Germans & St Mellion (4, up two)

Torpoint (4, up two)

Callington & Pensilva (3, up one)

Bodmin East (5, up three)

Bodmin West (5, up three)

Wadebridge (8, up six)

Padstow & St Issey (5, up three)

Altarnun & Stoke Climsland (3, no change)

Launceston (3, up one)

Camelford & Tresmeer (3, up one)

Bude & Stratton (3, up one)