The rate of new Covid cases being reported in Cornwall has started to slow although the number of areas recording them has risen week-on-week.

There are now 70 case clusters on the government's dashboard map - two more than a week ago, and the same number as was showing in Wednesday's midweek update, although one of the locations has changed.

Just two areas remain off the map, due to only recording two or fewer cases in the space of a week. These are St Neot & St Cleer and Poundstock & Kilkhampton - the latter also not showing on Wednesday.

However, since then St Just & Land's End has returned to the map while St Neot & St Cleer has fallen back off it.

Falmouth Packet:

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 remaining 70 clusters have all recorded at least three cases in the space of a week, with some seeing ten times that.

The figures relate to the seven days leading up to Monday this week - the most recent available.

A large number of areas have started to see cases fall, with St Ives, Falmouth, Helston and St Columb among them.

Exceptions include Porthleven, Breage & Praa Sands, which has gone from four cases to 20 in that time, and Marazion, St Erth & Gwinear Gwithian, where cases have gone from seven to 17.

Further east, mid Saltash has seen cases rise from two to 15 in seven days.

Falmouth Packet:

It's as Cornwall saw 997 new Covid-19 cases recorded in the seven days leading up to July 5, the most recent five days not given due to incomplete data.

This was only eight higher than during the preceding week, marking a 0.8% rise, and is fall from Wednesday's midweek update when there had been 1,028 cases recorded in the seven days to July 2.


The rate of new cases is now averaging 174.4 cases per 100,000 people - only slightly higher than the 173 cases per 100,000 people a week ago and down from the 179.8 cases per 100,000 people on Wednesday.

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.

The full list of clusters now on the map is:

St Just & Land's End (3, down one)

West Penwith & St Buryan (6, up one)

Penzance South & Newlyn (8, up five)

Penzance North (14, up six)

Penzance Quay (18, up 11)

Towednack, Lelant & Carbis Bay (7, down nine)

St Ives & Halsetown (17, down 20)

Hayle (11, no change)

Marazion, St Erth & Gwinear Gwithian (17, up ten)

Porthleven, Breage & Praa Sands (20, up 16)

Helston (33, down seven)

The Lizard (7, down five)

Crowan, Wendron & Stithians (10, up two)

Ponsanooth, Mabe Burnthouse & Constantine (20, down 15)

Falmouth West & South (33, down three)

Falmouth East (21, down 15)

Falmouth North (25, down 16)

Penryn (17, down eight)

Mylor Bridge & Frogpool (17, down eight)

Camborne West (7, down six)

Camborne South (11, no change)

Camborne East (16, up two)

Pool & Illogan Highway (15, up one)

Redruth South (6, down three)

Redruth North (8, no change)

St Day & Lanner (15, up five)

Illogan & Portreath (10, up three)

St Agnes & Mount Hawke (14, up ten)

Shortlanesend, Chacewater & Carnon Downs (15, down three)

Truro West (26, up two)

Truro South & Central (9, down nine)

Truro East (12, down three)

Probus & Roseland (10, up seven)

Perranporth & Goonhavern (24, up 11)

Grampound Road, St Newlyn East and Cubert (20, up eight)

Mevagissey & Polgooth (21, down one)

Trewoon, Coombe & Foxhole (14, up three)

St Austell North & Carclaze (14, down six)

St Austell Central (29, down 15)

St Austell East & Carlyon Bay (16, up two)

Par (23, up nine)

Tywardreath & Fowey (8, down 11)

Newquay West (32, up six)

Newquay East (38, down one)

St Columb Minor & Porth (37, down four)

St Columb Major & St Mawgan (23, down 26)

Roche & Goss Moor (11, down six)

Lostwithiel & Penwithick (21, down six)

Lanreath, Pelynt & Polraun (4, down two)

Looe & Polperro (5, up three)

St Germans & St Mellion (8, up five)

Kingsand, Antony & Maryfield (11, up one)

Kingsand, Antony & Maryfield (11, up one)

Saltash Town & Pillmere (10, up five)

Mid Saltash (15, up 13)

Saltash Latchbrook & St Stephens (7, up four)

Dobwalls, Addington & Menheniot (10, up five)

Liskeard (6, up two)

Bodmin East (6, up three)

Bodmin West (9, up five)

St Breward, Tredethy & Lanivet (5, no change)

Trebetherick & Whitecross (8, down one)

Wadebridge (8, up four)

Padstow & St Issey (14, up three)

Callington & Pensilva (9, up five)

Gunnislake & Calstock (9, up six)

Altarnun & Stoke Climsland (9, up six)

Launceston (12, up nine)

Camelford & Tresmeer (6, down one)

Crackington & Tintagel (6, down one)

Bude & Stratton (4, no change)