Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate still only one seventh that of Manchester

Posted By on 10th November 2020

By Anne North Cornwall recorded a further 67 Covid-19 cases yesterday (Monday), with a seven-day infection rate per 100,000 population of 58.6. Although this is more than double the local…

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  1. The Government statistics may be the only data available and therefore reported. Still, I feel I must again emphasise that the above numbers are “new cases by specimen date ending on 4th November” if my interpretation is correct. Cornwall Reports ought to be making this clear in these articles, instead of implying by omission that they reflect the current situation. A lot can change in five days.

    I also note that the 30 “Torpoint area” new cases for the 4th November cover Kingsand, Antony & Maryfield and omit Torpoint itself which reports only 3.

    It is right that the case numbers demand analysis, but given the reporting delay and testing limited to individuals reporting COVID19 symptoms, any conclusions regarding SARS-Cov-2 virus infection rates need to be tentative.

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