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MetiNews.Com - The supermarket giant has confirmed three of the staff in Helston have tested positive for the virus
Breaking News ! Tesco in Helston has confirmed that three members of their staff have tested positive for coronavirus. A spokesperson has said the members of staff are now self-isolating. In a statement this evening a Tesco spokesperson said: “A small number of colleagues at our Helston Superstore are self-isolating after three colleagues tested positive for Covid-19. "The safety of our colleagues, customers and suppliers remains our number one priority and we are following all government guidance and taking the relevant precautions. "We have extensive measures across all of our stores to help keep everyone safe, including protective screens at every checkout, social distancing signage and regular cleaning.” The latest figures in Cornwall show there are six new clusters, which are defined as areas with three more infections in a population size of roughly 7,500, show new outbreaks in Helston, Launceston, St Columb Major and St Mawgan, Tywardreath and Fowey, St Austell East and Carlyon Bay in addition to Mylor and Frogpool. The update covers the week from October 6 to October 12, meaning positive tests that were reported on October 5 no longer appear on the map. What is a coronavirus cluster? The Government’s coronavirus cluster map splits the country into areas of roughly 7,500 people, based on the 2011 census, known as Middle Super Output Areas (MSOAs). The map highlights areas where three or more coronavirus cases have been reported for a week period, with the numbers coming off of the map a week after being confirmed positive. This means a case reported on October 1 would no longer display on today’s map, which is for October 6 to October 12.
. Some areas appear larger on the map than others due to the methodology used. An area where 7,500 people are split across a large, rural area of villages will appear larger on a map than a town or city centre- for example, the area for the town of Wadebridge would appear smaller than Probus and Roseland, which is mostly rural.
Three previously reported clusters no longer appear on the map, meaning cases in those areas are between 0-2 cases. The areas no longer on the map are Altarnun and Stoke Climsland, Truro West and St Agnes and Mount Hawke. Some of the previously reported clusters have shown an increase in the number of tests. An increase of two cases sees the cluster in Lostwithiel and Penwithick, consisting of Lostwithiel, Penwithick, Bugle, Luxulyan and surrounding hamlets and villages reach double figures with ten cases in total. Kingsand, Antony and Maryfield in South East Cornwall also report an increase in cases, with 1 additional positive test, bringing its total to seven. Read more here.
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