Health & Social Care

Where is Cornwall’s protective equipment? asks council, as the front line continues to wait for supplies to fight Covid-19

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Doctors, nurses and other carers in Cornwall are still not getting the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need to respond to the Covid-19 crisis. GPs and...

Cornwall now has 69 confirmed cases of Covid-19

By Anne North Cornwall now has 69 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 Coronavirus, five more than yesterday (Sunday.) There are no new reports of any more Covid-19 deaths, leaving...

Cornwall now has 64 confirmed Covid-19 cases

By Graham Smith The number of confirmed Covid-19 infections in Cornwall has now (Sunday) reached 64, up eight on yesterday.  The rate of increase suggests the number is doubling...

Cornwall might escape Covid-19 with “only” 35 deaths if strict lockdown rules are obeyed, say scientists

By Graham Smith The tough social-distancing rules introduced by the government could save thousands of lives in Cornwall, according to new statistical projections devised by the Imperial College Covid-19...

Sheep prices plummet, as Covid-19 changes the economic structure of Cornwall’s agriculture

By Julia Penhaligon The Covid-19 crisis has contributed to a collapse in lamb prices, with severe implications for the approach Cornwall’s farmers take towards their 500,000 sheep. The main...

Cornwall now has 56 Covid-19 cases, as numbers double in only five days

By Julia Penhaligon The number of confirmed Covid-19 infections in Cornwall has now (Saturday) reached 56, up eight on the previous day and roughly double the total only five...

Another five Covid-19 cases in Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The number of confirmed Covid-19 infections in Cornwall yesterday (Friday) reached 48, up five on the previous day and in line with the previously established rate...

“Calm before the storm” – the eerie quiet in Cornwall’s hospitals

By Anne North There are signs that the Covid-19 crisis has brought some relief – albeit only temporary – to the Accident and Emergency unit at the Royal Cornwall...

After three weeks of Covid-19 in Cornwall: which way will the graph go now?

By Graham Smith Cornwall now has 43 confirmed cases of Covid-19, according to data released by Public Health England last night (Thursday.)  The number of deaths remains at seven....

Seven days in Cornwall sees Covid-19 go from 10 cases to 37

By Anne North There has been a sharp rise in the number of Covid-19 Coronavirus cases confirmed in Cornwall - up from 25 on Monday, to 37 today (Wednesday.)...

Prince Charles, the 71-year-old Duke of Cornwall, has Covid-19

By Graham Smith Prince Charles, the Duke of Cornwall, has tested positive for Covid-19. Only two weeks ago Prince Charles visited Newquay to check on the progress of his...

Why it is so difficult to get tested for Covid-19 – and why the government hopes it might soon get NHS staff back to work

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s medical staff are hoping they will soon have access to some of the government’s new 3.5 million "antibody” tests which should tell them if they...

Cornwall now has 30 confirmed Covid-19 cases

By Anne North Cornwall has now recorded 30 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 Coronavirus, an increase of five on the previous day.  The number has increased by 10 in...

In Scotland, one Covid-19 patient in 37 has died. In Wales, it’s one in 28. In Cornwall, it’s one in four.

By Graham Smith Are you more likely to die from Covid-19 in Cornwall than other parts of Britain?  The Health Service Journal (HSJ) has flagged Cornwall’s unusually high death-rate...

Cornwall health chiefs impose new rules on visiting hospitals

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Royal Cornwall Hospital at Truro has introduced new restrictions on visitors, because of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions,...

Stay indoors or crackdown will get worse, and last longer, warns St Austell & Newquay MP – as police challenge people they find outside

By Anne North The St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has warned that the lockdown on individual movement will be “harder and longer” unless people obey the Prime...

Covid-19 in Cornwall: 25% increase in confirmed cases in just one day, and two more deaths

By Graham Smith The number of confirmed cases of the Covid-19 Coronavirus in Cornwall is now 25 - up from 20 the previous day.  Two more patients have died...

Two more Covid-19 patients die in Cornwall, bringing death toll to seven

By Anne North Another two Covid-19 patients have died at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, bringing the death toll to seven. There are currently no details of the latest...

A fifth person dies of Covid-19 Coronavirus at Royal Cornwall Hospital

By Anne North A fifth person has died of the Covid-19 Coronavirus at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro. The patient was in their 60s and had underlying health problems....

“We stay at work for you, please stay at home for us” plea from Cornwall’s Covid-19 front line

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Staff at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, are urging people to stay at home to avoid spreading the Covid-19 Coronavirus. The hospital is under huge pressure...