Twelve areas of Cornwall have recorded more than 100 cases of Covid-19 in a week after overall cases more than doubled leading up to New Year's Eve.

Bude & Stratton has the highest number of cases in Cornwall, with 172 recorded over the seven days up to December 31 - a rise of 84 cases on the previous week.

Also recording more than 100 are: Hayle (129 cases, up 77), Helston (137, up 65), Penryn (103, up 51), Truro West (101, up 44), Newquay West (113, up 30), Newquay East (143, up 38), St Columb Minor & Porth (127, up 46), St Columb Major & St Mawgan (140, up 68), Wadebridge (103, up 65), Dobwalls, Addington & Menheniot (144, up 67).

Two of these areas, Bude & Stratton and Torpoint, also fall into the new 'black' level for cases rates, recently added by the government for areas with a case rate averaging more than 1,600 cases per 100,000 people - with the latter recording a case rate of 2,117.8, while Bude & Stratton is on 1,622.8.

Previously the highest 'level' it went up to was 800+ cases per 100,000 but with this now more than double in parts of the UK a new tier has been created to separate 800-1,599 from over 1,600.

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However, overall Cornwall is doing better than other parts of the country, maintaining a case rate of under 1,000 cases per 100 people, at 963.6.

Derry City and Strabane in Northern Ireland has the highest case rate, of 4,133.4 cases per 100,000 people, with a number of parts of Wales above 2,500, while St Helens in Merseyside has the highest rate in England with 2,573.2.

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The most recent figures for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly show a total of 5,546 cases recorded in the seven days to Friday, December 31 - more than double the previous week, when there were 2,238 positive test results. It marks a rise of 67.7% week-on-week.

Despite this, only 28 people were recorded as being in Cornwall's hospitals with Covid-19 on Tuesday, December 28 - the most recent data available from the government - and just one of those needed a mechanical ventilation bed.

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