Author: Anne North

It took six months for Cornwall to reach its first 1,000 Covid-19 cases. The second 1,000 took only six weeks

By Anne North Within the next few days the total number of positive Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic will pass another milestone – 2,000 cases. Another...

Covid-19: Cornwall records 68 new cases in 48 hours

By Anne North Cornwall has recorded another 39 Covid-19 positive test results in the past 24 hours, and 29 more cases the previous day. The strange stop-start up-down acceleration-deceleration...

Covid-19: Mixed messages as the number of new cases in Cornwall declines slightly, but hospital admissions increase

By Anne North There is conflicting data about the Covid-19 situation in Cornwall, with the number of new positive test results declining but the number of hospital admissions apparently...

Covid-19: Poundstock and Kilkhampton join Cornwall’s cluster map for the first time

By Anne North A cluster of Covid-19 cases has been identified in the rural Poundstock and Kilkhampton area.  Although there are only three cases, this is the first time...

Cornwall just got much closer to a complete Covid-19 lockdown (as the crow flies)

By Anne North Cornwall is now fewer than 60 miles away from a complete Covid-19 lockdown.  The distance between Morwenstow, near the Cornwall-Devon border, and Swansea, is just under...

Covid-19 continues to spread across Cornwall, but slower than elsewhere

By Anne North The Lostwithiel and Penwithick area is the worst affected for Covid-19 according to the government’s latest cluster map.  It has 13 cases. The past 48 hours...

Covid-19: Can the “Pillar 2” testing regime explain why Cornwall’s seven-day average is holding steady?

By Anne North The apparent decline in Cornwall’s Covid-19 infection in recent weeks could be linked to the testing regime.  The latest data published by Public Health Cornwall shows...

Covid-19: 26 more cases in Cornwall, which suggests the rate of infection is no longer increasing

By Anne North Another 26 Covid-19 cases have been recorded in Cornwall in the past 24 hours, which means the average for the week has not increased on the...

Amazing! Cornwall is cluster-free of Covid-19, thanks to the attractive new green map

By Anne North Government spin doctors have found a convenient solution to distressing images of local cluster maps which they feared were alarming local residents about the spread of...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s cluster map is not as bad as it looks

By Anne North Another 25 Covid-19 cases have been added to Cornwall’s total this afternoon (Tuesday), bringing the total for the past seven days to 188. Much of Cornwall’s...

Covid-19: Tiers for fears as some Nightingale hospitals are put on standby

By Anne North One of the most senior government Covid-19 advisors has revealed the latest scientific thinking which will inform the Prime Minister’s statement this afternoon (Monday.) Professor Jonathan...

Covid-19: 24 new cases confirmed in Cornwall and a few fluctuations on the cluster map

By Anne North Cornwall has recorded another 24 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, according to NHS data. The cluster map shows little change, with Lelant and Carbis...

Covid-19: 40 new cases in 24 hours, five patients in hospital, several new clusters, “R” number now 1.3-1.6

By Anne North Cornwall has recorded another 40 cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, and seen several new areas join the “cluster” map. The “R” number for...

Covid-19: Cornwall records 39 new cases in 24 hours

By Anne North A further 39 Covid-19 cases have been reported in Cornwall in the past 24 hours. This is one of the highest increases in a single day,...

Covid-19: Clusters come and go, but areas which were of concern last week now seem to be clearing up

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid-19 cluster map is continuing to fluctuate, with large rural areas again catching the eye despite having relatively few cases. Stoke Climsland and Altarnun is...

Cornwall’s hospitals remain relatively free of Covid-19 patients, despite steep increase in positive test results

By Anne North The steep rise in Covid-19 test results in Cornwall has not been reflected in hospital admissions, according to the latest NHS data. Although Cornwall is currently...

Patches of blue come and go on Cornwall’s Covid-19 cluster map, as another 23 positive cases confirmed

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid-19 cluster map is continuing to fluctuate, as another 23 positive cases have been recorded across the county this afternoon. Wadebridge has joined the map...

Cornwall is turning blue, as the Covid-19 cluster map expands into huge swathes of countryside

By Anne North Hundreds of square miles of rural Cornwall have joined the Covid-19 cluster map, as another 26 positive test results were reported this afternoon (Monday) by Public...

Covid-19: Cornwall records 98 new cases in 48 hours and starts the week with 18 clusters

By Anne North Another 44 people in Cornwall have been confirmed as positive for Covid-19 within the past 24 hours – on top of the 54 new cases the...

30% of Cornwall’s Covid-19 contacts are missing

By Anne North Around 30 per cent of people in Cornwall who have been flagged by the Covid-19 Test and Trace system are missing, according to NHS figures. Data...