Author: Anne North

More Covid-19 deaths in Cornwall’s hospitals

By Anne North At least another three Covid-19 patients have died in Cornwall’s hospitals in recent days, bringing the toll for the past fortnight to more than 30. The...

All care home residents to be vaccinated by Sunday, promises health chief, but government still cannot say how many people in Cornwall have had jabs so far

By Anne North All residents in Cornwall’s care homes should be vaccinated against Covid-19 by Sunday (24th January), councillors heard this morning (Wednesday.) NHS Kernow’s chief nurse Natalie Jones...

Cornwall drops back down the Covid league, but any return to “Tier 1” appears unlikely

By Anne North and Julia Penhaligon Cornwall seems unlikely to return to Tier 1 for Covid restrictions any time soon, despite infection rates falling in most areas. Cornwall is...

Covid-19: Four more deaths in Cornwall’s hospitals last week

By Anne North Four more Covid-19 patients  have died in Cornwall’s hospitals in the past week, according to NHS data released this afternoon (Monday.) Three of the deaths were...

Covid-19: rate of infection in Cornwall is now falling, but will Lockdown 3 simply end in Tiers?

By Anne North There are now clear signs that the rate of Covid-19 infection in Cornwall is falling, nearly two weeks after the introduction of Lockdown 3. But yesterday...

Cornwall hoping for more information about Covid-19 vaccine next week

By Anne North Cornwall’s health community hopes to learn next week when the government will release detailed data about the Covid-19 vaccine roll out. The government has kept a...

Edward Hain hospital: replacement beds will be in Penzance, they will be private sector, and they should be ready in four weeks

By Anne North Cornwall’s health chiefs have provided some information about the new community beds they hope to use in place of the closed Edward Hain hospital, St Ives....

Covid-19: Bodmin infections continues to soar

By Anne North The latest government data shows the rate of Covid-19 infection in the Bodmin East cluster continues to rise rapidly, with yesterday's (Wednesday's) figures showing a 385.7%...

Covid-19: Cornwall now has third highest infection rate in the South West

By Anne North Cornwall has today (Wednesday) overtaken Somerset for Covid infections, and has one of the highest rates per 100,000 in the South West.  Several areas within Cornwall...

Two more Covid deaths at Royal Cornwall hospital, Truro

By Anne North Another two patients have died of Covid-19 at the Royal Cornwall hospital, Truro, bringing to 13 the total number to die in hospital in Cornwall in...

Bodmin is the Covid capital of Cornwall, as infections soar

By Anne North An analysis of the latest “cluster map” for Covid-19 in Cornwall has revealed there are now 17 areas where the infections are close to or higher...

County Hall warning about very high Covid-19 numbers in Newquay

By Anne North Cornwall Council has taken the unusual step of issuing a location-specific warning about Covid-19: People in Newquay are being asked to take extra care as figures...

Cornwall signs up for “while you wait” Covid testing

By Anne North Cornwall’s public health team has decided to join the government’s new “while you wait” test programme for Covid-19.  The tests can deliver results in only 30...

Covid-19: will Cornwall join the government’s new “test while you wait” programme?

By Anne North Cornwall Council is coming under pressure to join a new rapid testing programme for people who do NOT have symptoms of Covid-19. The new tests deliver...

Covid-19: vaccine is in short supply in Cornwall

By Anne North Only a handful of doctors’ surgeries in Cornwall are currently offering the Covid-19 vacine. The first five to get the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine on Friday were...

Covid-19: Nearly one person in 20 in Cornwall has had the disease, according to new mathematical model

By Anne North Nearly one person in 20 in Cornwall has had Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, according to a modelling tool based on government data. The...

Government’s Covid vaccination programme expects people to reach Bristol in only 45 minutes, or wait for a local GP appointment

By Anne North The nearest “mass” Covid-19 vaccination centre for Cornwall is in Bristol, the government today (Sunday) confirmed.  Ministers are heralding the new vaccination centres but only people...

Covid-19: Cornwall hits record single-day increase of 412 new cases

By Anne North Cornwall has recorded 412 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, the highest ever.  That is similar to the number which it had taken...

Royal Cornwall hospital currently has 56 Covid patients – compared with only 4 in November

By Anne North There are currently 56 Covid-19 patients in the Royal Cornwall hospital, Truro, the hospital board heard this morning (Thursday.) RCHT chief executive Kate Shields said the...

London’s Covid patients not yet transferred to Cornwall, as the capital’s crisis worsens

By Anne North Covid-19 patients from outside of Cornwall are not yet occupying hospital beds in Cornwall, the Royal Cornwall hospital confirmed yesterday (Wednesday.) RCHT also confirmed that, so...