Author: Anne North

Covid-19: Is the G7 Summit a “super-spreader” event? Cornwall records another cluster as St Ives hotel closes

By Anne North A third cluster has appeared on Cornwall’s Covid map – in Ponsanooth, Mabe Burnthouse and Constantine.  It joins St Columb, and Bodmin, which have also appeared...

Covid-19: Cornwall develops another cluster, new cases double in five days, and public health chiefs issue a fresh warning

By Anne North A second cluster of Covid cases has been identified in Cornwall, as the average number of new cases has doubled in only five days.   Cornwall is...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s new cases per 100,000 rise from 2.8 to 4.9 in four days

By Anne North Cornwall has lost its place as the least Covid-infected part of England. The latest NHS seven-day new case rate for Cornwall has gone up to 4.9...

G7 Summit: delegates will not be tested for Covid-19, but journalists will

By Anne North Delegates attending the G7 Summit in St Ives will not have to be tested for Covid-19 or quarantined, councillors heard this morning (Wednesday.)  But international journalists,...

County Hall Tories take chair and vice chair of Health & Adult Social Care scrutiny committee

By Anne North County Hall’s Conservatives saw off another challenge this morning (Wednesday) when Tory councillor John Bastin defeated Liberal Democrat councillor Andrew George for the chairmanship of the...

London ambulances arrive in Cornwall to help shore up creaking local service as part of G7 “mutual aid”

By Anne North Cornwall’s health chiefs have been trying to reassure patients that any disruption to services over the next few days are not directly related to the G7...

Covid-19: a new cluster in Cornwall, but daily new cases are still the lowest in England

By Anne North A new cluster of Covid-19 cases has appeared at St Columb Major and St Mawgan, the first in Cornwall for a week.  The cluster is very...

Cornwall’s hospitals have no Covid patients, for the first time since August

By Anne North For the first time in nine months, there are currently no Covid-19 patients in hospital in Cornwall.  The latest government figures show that the Royal Cornwall...

Covid-19: a tale of two regions, as Cornwall’s new cases fall to only 2.8 per 100,000 – while in Blackburn, infections are 157 times higher

By Anne North Cornwall is once again free of any Covid-19 clusters, as the average seven-day data for new infections has fallen to its lowest since the start of...

Three weeks until the first meeting of Cornwall’s new cabinet – with Covid-19 at the top of the “to do” list

By Anne North The new Conservative administration at Cornwall Council is today (Tuesday) learning its immediate priorties, with a number of key policy decisions due at the next cabinet...

Ambulance service maintains “critical incident” status as Bank Holiday drives unprecedented demand

By Anne North Bank holiday tourism pressures are forcing the South West ambulance service to maintain its “critical incident” status as crews try to deal with unprecedented demand.  An...

Covid-19: a new cluster in Cornwall but overall case numbers continue to fall

By Anne North The number of new Covid-19 cases appearing in Cornwall over the past seven days has fallen to only four per 100,000 population.  Only Dorset, recording 3.4,...

Covid-19: Cornwall is once again cluster-free

Cornwall is once again cluster-free, according to the latest NHS Covid map.  Average new case numbers have fallen to 4.4 per 100,000 population.  The small numbers mean that fluctuations...

Covid-19: Camelford and Roche clusters clear up, but a new outbreak at Helston

By Anne North The two Covid-19 clusters which appeared in recent days appear to have cleared up, but a new outbreak has now been confirmed at Helston.  These new...

Covid-19: Another cluster in Cornwall, as the “Indian” variant arrives

By Anne North Another cluster of new Covid cases has appeared on Cornwall’s cluster map, the second in two days after a week of being cluster-free. The new cluster...

Cornwall’s new health and adult social care boss hopes the Integrated Care System will resolve tensions

By Richard Whitehouse and Anne North The new councillor responsible for social care in Cornwall says that the integration of health and social care will help to provide benefits...

Covid-19 at the Royal Cornwall Hospital: 166 patients caught the disease in hospital and 55 died

By Anne North NHS figures have revealed that 55 people in Cornwall died after catching Covid-19 while in hospital. Official data shows that 166 patients “probably” or “definitely” caught...

Covid-19: Cornwall records its first new cluster for more than a week

By Anne North A new cluster of Covid-19 cases has appeared in Cornwall, the first for more than a week. The Camelford and Tresmeer area recorded four new cases...

Covid-19: 60% of Cornwall has now had at least one vaccine jab, as government revives local travel restrictions for disease hotspots

By Anne North New data on Covid vaccination shows that Cornwall is on track to meet government targets, with more than 60% of the local population receiving at least...

Covid-19: Cornwall is cluster free, and has only 4.7 new cases per 100,000 population

By Anne North Cornwall is currently free of Covid-19 clusters, according to the latest NHS data.  The number of new cases per 100,000 population is today (Saturday) only 4.7. ...