Author: Anne North

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate now is double what it was before compulsory face masks and vaccine passports

By Anne North Cornwall’s rate of Covid infection has edged up again and is now 937.2 new daily cases per 100,000 population. This is nearly double what it was...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s death toll and new case rates continue to rise

Covid-19 killed at least 10 people in Cornwall last week, according to government figures.  The total for January was 24.  The rate of Covid infection in Cornwall is increasing,...

Covid-19: Some parts of Cornwall are already back on the “black list” of Britain’s most dangerous

By Anne North Some parts of Cornwall have again joined the “black list” for Covid infection, meaning they are among the most dangerous in Britain. The Grampound Road, St...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s rate of infection has increased by 16% in a week

By Anne North The rate of Covid infection in Cornwall has risen again, and is now 760.5 new cases each day per 100,000 population – a rise of 16%...

Covid-19: You should still wear a face mask, says Cornwall Council, on the day the government says you don’t need to – just as infection rates start to increase again

By Anne North Cornwall’s health community appears to be edging away from the official English government’s declaration of another Covid “freedom day” today (Thursday) by urging people to continue...

Covid-19: Is Cornwall’s infection rate on the increase again?

By Anne North The decline in Cornwall’s rate of Covid infection, which appeared to have been in decline in recent weeks, may now be rising again. With the government...

Three residential care homes to close as part of restructure

By Anne North Three care homes in Cornwall are to close, temporarily, forcing residents to find alternative accommodation. Cornwall Care is a charity which operates residential homes once run...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s cluster map looking brighter, as hospitality sector looks forward to the next “freedom day”

By Anne North As Cornwall’s hospitality sector anticipates the next Covid “freedom day” on Thursday , the latest batch of official data confirms that new case numbers are continuing...

Covid-19: Cornwall Council and Boris Johnson chose the same day to issue mixed messages over how to stay safe

By Anne North Cornwall’s public health team is urging people to wear Covid face coverings, just as Boris Johnson announced that the rules are ending. Yesterday (Wednesday) the Prime...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate continues to fall as Boris Johnson prepares to scrap “Plan B” restrictions

By Anne North Cornwall’s rate of Covid infection is continuing to fall, as the Prime Minister prepares to announce the scrapping of the government’s “Plan B” restrictions. Although the...

Cornwall Council declares “critical incident” in Adult Social Care and plans to get 100 elderly people out of hospital within the next two weeks – but does not know where they will go or who will look after them

By Anne North Cornwall Council has declared a “critical incident” in adult social care after revealing that nearly 180 people cannot be discharged from hospital because there is nowhere...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s cluster map continues to get brighter

The average rate of Covid infection in Cornwall has fallen to 754.1 new daily cases per 100,000 population, compared with England’s average of 1,272.4.  Pressure on the NHS remains...

Covid-19: a blue patch on the cluster map, signalling the virus is in retreat

Cornwall’s Covid-19 cluster map continues to improve, after a week of falling new case numbers.  Tywardreath and Fowey has become the first area to return to blue while even...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate falls for third consecutive day

Cornwall’s headline rate of Covid infection has fallen for the third consecutive day, and is now 1,020.6 new daily cases per 100,000 population.  Only Torpoint is now in the...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s “heatmap” of new infections is now cooling but hospitals remain under pressure

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid heatmap is showing more signs of cooling.  For the second consecutive day the number of new daily infections has fallen, boosting hopes that the...

Covid-19: is Cornwall now at “peak Omicron?”

By Anne North Cornwall’s average rate of Covid infection fell yesterday (Monday) for the first time in several weeks, raising hopes that the peak of the Omicron variant of...

Covid-19: Saltash joins the list of “most dangerous” clusters

By Anne North Saltash has become the latest “black list” Covid cluster in Cornwall, as the virus strengthens its grip – although the total number of Covid patients occupying...

Covid-19: “black list” clusters now spreading across Cornwall putting more pressure on NHS

By Anne North Cornwall now has an average Covid infection rate of 1,117.1 new daily cases per 100,000 population, with four clusters in the new most dangerous “black list”...

Covid-19: South West hospitals now see a new Covid patient every ten minutes

By Anne North Cornwall has gained another “black list” Covid cluster, at St Columb Minor and Porth.  It joins Torpoint and Bude as among the most dangerous places in...

Covid-19 – Cornwall sees 30% increase in hospital patients since Christmas Day, as Army moves in to support NHS in London

By Anne North The total number of Covid patients in South West hospitals stayed steady yesterday (Thursday) at 852, with as many discharged as admitted.  But the number admitted...