The Lizard Peninsula has the highest number of Covid cases in Cornwall, after recording more than 100 cases in a week.

The cluster, named as 'The Lizard' on the government's dashboard map, but also including Mullion, St Keverne and the Meneage parishes as well as Lizard Village, saw 134 new positive rest results reported in the seven days leading up to last Friday, November 19.

This is the most recent data available, due to the last five days not being shown because of incomplete figures.

The weekly total was more than double the number recorded in the area during the preceding week - an additional 77 on top - marking a 135% rise.

As a result, the case rate now shows an average equivalent of 1,378.9 cases per 100,000 people

A number of cases are understood to be related to Mullion Secondary School.

The Packet was told by one parent that "more than 100 students" were off school with the virus, although this has not been confirmed by authorities.

While refusing to comment on specific case figures, Cornwall Council did say on behalf of the school, however: "Cornwall Council’s public health team is working with Mullion School following a number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 among pupils and staff.

"To help prevent avoidable spread, we encourage staff and families to continue with the twice weekly LFD [lateral flow] testing, to inform the school of the result, and to follow-up any positive results with a confirmatory PCR test.

"You can book a test online at or by calling 119."

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Neighbouring Helston has also seen a rise, although nowhere near to the same extent. It recorded 44 cases during the same time period, which was 17 more than a week earlier.

While The Lizard cluster's case rate is now among the highest in the country, due to being above the top level 800+ case rate threshold, for case rate alone it is not the highest in Cornwall.

Poundstock & Kilkhampton, while recording fewer weekly cases, at 107 - a rise of 85 week-on-week - has a case rate of 1,405.3 cases per 100,000 due to the cases rising more quickly.

The other areas of Cornwall in the highest level of case rates are Truro West (a case rate of 827.7, with 87 cases recorded) and Padstow & St Issey (an 804.1 case rate, with 57 cases).

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At the other end of the scale, 11 areas recorded fewer than 20 new weekly cases. These were Mylor Bridge & Frogpool (11 cases, down four), Towednack, Lelant & Carbis Bay (11 cases, down two), Torpoint (13 cases, down ten), Gunnislake & Calstock (14 cases, down 11), Altarnun & Stoke Climsland (15 cases, down 17), Looe & Polperro (16 cases, down two), Kingsand, Antony & Maryfield (17 cases, down six), St Neot & St Cleer (18 cases, down 23), Probus & Roseland (18 cases, down three), Penzance North (19 cases, up five), and Camborne West (19 cases, down ten).

Overall, Cornwall recorded 2,615 positive test results during the same seven-day period. This was 480 more than during the preceding a week, a rise of 22.5%.

The case rate has increased to 454.4 cases per 100,000 people, which is up from 370.3 a week ago.

For a full round up of the latest daily figures for Cornwall, including the most recent hospital admissions, read here: Coronavirus in Cornwall update November 24: Big jump in cases

The government's dashboard 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.