Author: Anne North

Covid-19: No escape, as Cornwall’s average rate of infection enters the danger zone

By Anne North Cornwall now has so many “red list” Covid clusters that the county average is over the threshold that would have marked it as “most dangerous” –...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate rises another 9% in just 24 hours

By Anne North The provision of schools, hospitals and public transport are all on a knife-edge as Cornwall emerges from the Christmas and New Year festive period, following another...

Covid-19: Cornwall now has 18 “red list” clusters

By Anne North Cornwall’s rate of Covid infection now appears to be accelerating, out of control, with another rise of 9.8% in only 24 hours. There are now 18...

Covid-19: Another year over, and new infections in Cornwall are clearly getting much worse

By Anne North Cornwall has entered 2022 with a rapidly rising rate of Covid infection – up nearly 8% in only 24 hours. Today’s (Saturday’s) figure for new daily...

Covid-19: pressure mounts on Cornwall’s hospitals

By Anne North High levels of Covid infection can now be found across Cornwall, from Penzance to the North Devon border.  One of the latest “red list” clusters, in...

Covid-19: South West hospitals see 30% increase in patients since Christmas Day

By Anne North There has been a dramatic surge in Covid-related hospital admissions in the South West since Christmas Day, according to NHS data. The total number of hospital...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s heat map turns darker and darker, now with 11 “red list” clusters

By Anne North There are are now 11 “red list” Covid clusters in Cornwall, with Newquay and the surrounding area worst affected. Today’s (Thursday’s) reported figure for average daily...

Covid-19: You need to be on a “war footing” NHS chiefs tell hospitals

By Anne North Cornwall’s health chiefs have been told to identify gyms, sports halls, education centres or any other buildings that might be adapted to create emergency “Nightingale” wards...

Covid outbreak means Cornish Pirates cannot play rugby on New Year’s Day

By Anne North The Cornish Pirates rugby team will not be able to play a scheduled championship match on New Year’s Day because of Covid. The Pirates had been...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s rate of infection jumped 10% on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, as the Omicron wave starts to arrive

By Anne North Cornwall’s overall rate of Covid infection leapt by 10% in the 48 hours represented by Christmas Day and Boxing Day, according to official NHS data. Cornwall’s...

Covid-19: Newquay suffers the worst Christmas hangover as Cornwall now has five “red list” clusters

By Anne North Cornwall now has five “red list” Covid clusters, with Newquay West the worst affected at 1,152.2 new daily cases per 100,000 population – higher than the...

Living with Covid: Royal Cornwall hospital plans new building to help cope with pressures caused by virus

By Anne North Planners are considering proposals for a new two-storey extension to the Royal Cornwall hospital, Truro.  The new building is to relieve pressures on existing wards caused...

Covid-19: London hospital data hold the key to new restrictions in Cornwall

By Anne North London hospital Covid admissions are continuing to rise, according to official NHS data, with 386 new patients within 24 hours.  Health chiefs around the country have...

Covid-19: Omicron heads west for Christmas

By Anne North Cornwal’s average rate of Covid infection continues to rise, and is now 488.2 new daily cases per 100,000 population.  In Plymouth it is 740.8, the average...

Covid-19: Four “red list” clusters in Cornwall, as all eyes turn to what is happening in London hospitals

By Anne North Cornwall now has four “red list” Covid clusters where the infection rate is currently more than 800 new daily cases per 100,000 population.  These are Saltash...

Covid-19: hospital bosses watch the cluster map and wonder what next week could bring

By Anne North Cornwall’s average rate of daily Covid infection is now 480.1 per 100,000 population, although St Columb Minor and Porth, and Poundstock and Kilkhampton, have clusters that...

Covid-19: Truro’s New Year fireworks’ party cancelled as Omicron threat spreads everywhere

By Anne North The UK’s Covid situation is now deteriorating so fast that from today (Tuesday 21st December 2021) the government is adding another category to the cases map,...

Covid-19: Cornwall waits and watches, as England’s infection rate soars

By Anne North Cornwall’s average rate of Covid infection has edged up marginally over the weekend, and is now 471.2 new daily cases per 100,000 population.  The only “red...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate starts to rise, as Omicron spreads from the cities

By Anne North Cornwall’s daily Covid infection rate may have turned and started to increase, as the Omicron variant radiates out from urban areas and across the rural parts...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s calm before the storm?

By Anne North Cornwall’s average rate of Covid infection is now 469.1 new daily cases per 100,000 population, compared with 856.8 in Plymouth.  The average for England is 540.1....