Cornwall news New infection cases double in Cornwall within seven days UK news
MetiNews.Com - The level of cases remains very low compared to the rest of the country
Breaking News ! The number of new coronavirus cases confirmed in the past seven days within Cornwall has doubled from 30 to 60. While cases have doubled, it is from a very low base, and 1/3 of them are linked to one area - Kingsand, Antony & Maryfield, one of four clusters identified in the county. read that full story and see where the clusters are here. According to the Public Health England (PHE) weekly surveillance report, Cornwall is "well below any watchlist level". Government statistics show that 155 new cases have been confirmed across Devon and Cornwall in the past seven days in both pillar 1 data from tests carried out by the NHS and pillar 2 data from commercial partners, compared to 15 new cases confirmed last week. Of the 155 new cases, 60 were in Cornwall, with 9 in East Devon, 12 in Exeter, 4 in Mid Devon, 4 in North Devon, 45 in Plymouth, 4 in the South Hams, 7 in Teignbridge, 2 in Torbay, 6 in Torridge, and 2 in West Devon. Not all of the 155 cases related to specimen dates from the last week. Cornwall data A total of 98 of the cases have a specimen date of between September 11 and September 17, with the majority of the remaining 57 cases being from September 7 to 10, with the most ancient cases dating back to September 4. Of the 99 of the cases between September 11 and September 17, 45 of Cornwall cases occurred in that period, with 8 in East Devon, 5 in Exeter, 4 in Mid Devon, 1 in North Devon, 2 in the South Hams, 3 in Teignbridge, 24 in Plymouth, 1 in Torbay, 3 in Torridge, and in West Devon. By specimen date, the most recent case in Cornwall is September 16.
. There is a cluster of three cases in in St Germans and St Mellion, three in Launceston, 5 in Redruth North, 22 in Kingsand, Antony & Maryfield in Cornwall.
The latter is believed to be linked to an outbreak relating to HMS Raleigh. Every other MSOA region of Devon and Cornwall – small patches of around 7,200 average population – have had two or fewer cases in that time period. The R rate for the South West is now being estimated as between 0.9 and 1.6. There has been at total of 1,086 positive cases in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Cornwall is the 13th place in the UK with the lowest positivity rate. Want to hear more from Cornwall Live? Sign up to our newsletters here.
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