According to the latest statistics from the United Kingdom government, every Cornwall district is now dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak. Nearly every part of Cornwall has been continuously reporting clusters of new positive tests, and the data shows that all, except for seven places in Cornwall, have been classified as a COVID-19 hotspot.
These data provide a count for people who tested positive for COVID-19 in places where there are cluster cases (more than two people who are COVID-19 positive).
The places with not more than two cases are Camelford, Tresmeer, Bodmin East, Tresmeer, Lanreath, Polraun and Pelynt, Polperro and Looe, Newlyn and Penzance South, Torpoint, St Stephens, and Saltash Latchbrook.
These Cornwall places’ specific stat details aren’t revealed by the UK Government to protect the identities of their citizens. Today’s data reveal a drastic increase in the number of places that have 213 COVID-19 cases with a December 26 specimen date.
49 COVID-19 cases that were reported on the 19th of December were no longer counted because the data’s coverage only includes positive cases with a date specimen for a 7-day duration between the 20th and 26th of December. Moreover, three places reported new clusters (more than two COVID-19 cases) in the latest Cornwall stats.
Meaning, there has been a gradual increase in positive cases among those areas, causing them to increase their total to three or more.
The referred areas are St. Buran and West Penwith with a total of 5 cases, Bodmin West with 5 cases, and West Camborne with 4 cases. The health chief of Cornwall obliged individuals to observe Tier 3 restrictions and implementations to halt or at least minimize the spread of the virus.
The health chief said that this is what they have been expecting because of the evident increase during the entire holiday period, and this is the highest confirmed number of cases they’ve ever gotten since the start of the pandemic.