Author: Anne North

Covid-19: the end of free lateral flow tests sees Cornwall’s new case numbers plummet

By Anne North "Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence" - this scientific truth is thought to have first been coined by astronomers searching for extra-terrestrial life in...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate falls 7.5% in four days

Cornwall’s rate of Covid infection is now falling rapidly, recording a drop of 7.5% since its peak four days ago.  The average number of daily new cases per 100,000...

Covid-19: sharp fall in Cornwall’s infection rate

Cornwall's Covid infection rate has fallen 3% in 24 hours - the third consecutive day that the number of new daily infections per 100,000 population has declined.  It is...

Bed blocking in Cornwall’s hospitals at its worst for two years, as “medically-optimised” patients who have nowhere to go occupy the equivalent of seven wards

By Anne North “Bed blocking” in Cornwall’s hospitals is denying the equivalent of seven wards to patients, health chiefs heard yesterday (Wednesday.) A report to the Royal Cornwall Hospital...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate falls for the first time since February

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid infection rate fell yesterday (Tuesday) for the first time since the government scrapped any public health protection measures last month.  But Cornwall could still...

Covid-19: Cornwall about to become England’s most dangerous hotspot, as search continues for local Health & Wellbeing Board

By Anne North Cornwall is on track to become the most dangerous Covid hotspot in England within days. NHS data published yesterday (Monday) shows that Cornwall’s average rate of...

Covid-19: New infections, hospitalisations and deaths all increase in Cornwall

Nineteen Covid patients died in Cornwall last week within 28 days of a positive test.  Cornwall’s average infection rate is now 1,460.1 per 100,000 population, an increase of nearly...

Communities in Cornwall turning to DIY emergency measures as ambulance service warns it might take 24 hours before it can help

By Anne North The crisis in Cornwall’s ambulance service has been thrown sharply in to focus by several first-hand experiences in recent days.   A number of readers have contacted...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s hospitals now filling rapidly

By Anne North More than 200 Covid patients have been admitted to hospitals in Cornwall in the past week, far faster than Covid patients can be discharged.  Covid patients...

Covid-19: Where is our Local Outbreak Engagement Board? asks West Cornwall Healthwatch

By Anne North Health campaigners in Cornwall are calling on County Hall to do more to warn people of the dangers of Covid, one month after the government scrapped...

Covid-19: virus kills 19 people in Cornwall in 7 days, as infection rate now 67% higher than England

NHS data published last night (Wednesday) reveals that 19 people in Cornwall died last week within 28 days of a positive Covid test.  Cornwall’s infection rate is now 1,372.8...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate now at an all-time high as County Hall defies government to advise self-isolation for people with symptoms

By Anne North Cornwall’s rate of Covid infection is now at an all-time high, prompting County Hall’s public health officials to urge self-isolation for people who feel unwell. This...

Covid-19: Cornwall now the second most-infectious part of England; more than 100 in hospital, 12 deaths in 7 days

By Anne North Cornwall is now the second most-dangerous part of England for Covid, with an average infection rate of 1,267.2 new daily cases per 100,000 population.  Only North...

Six Ukrainian women to seek homes on Tresco this week, as Cornwall leads in the race to help refugees

By Anne North Cornwall has offered more homes for Ukrainian refugees than anywhere else in Britain, according to government sources quoted by The Times. Nearly 2,000 applications to the...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate nearly doubled in a week; Cornwall is now the 5th most dangerous place in England

By Anne North Cornwall’s rate of Covid infection has increased to 979.8 new daily cases per 100,000 population, which is 96% higher than it was seven days ago.  Cornwall’s...

Covid-19: Cornwall sees huge rise in hospital admissions, as virus kills 10 patients in a week

By Anne North Cornwall’s hospitals are now in danger of being overwhelmed by Covid patients, with a dramatic increase in virus-related admissions over the past seven days. The rise...

Covid-19: virus is again out of control in Cornwall

By Anne North Cornwall’s rate of Covid infection is now accelerating exponentially, with several areas recording new daily cases at more than 1,000 per 100,000 population. Cornwall’s average today...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s health chiefs warn they will call for backup if people refuse to wear masks

By Anne North NHS leaders in Cornwall are pleading with the public to not abuse its staff after a patient spat at a member of staff when she asked...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate soars 10.7% in 24 hours; 8 deaths in 7 days

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid infection rate has seen another big increase.  Today’s (Wednesday’s) rate is 750.8 new daily cases per 100,000 population, compared with 678.5 yesterday – a...

Covid-19: Devon says 1,000 NHS staff are off sick, but the situation in Cornwall remains secret

By Anne North More than 1,000 NHS staff in Devon are currently off work because of Covid, the local outbreak engagement board heard this morning (Tuesday.)  The situation in...