Area breakdown as Covid-19 cases rise by 1,858 in Cornwall

There were 1,858 new cases of coronavirus recorded across Cornwall in the week to January 2, according to official figures released today (January 7).

In that time, Newquay West reported more positive tests than any other area, with 75.

Elsewhere, there were increases of 74 in St Columb Minor and Porth, 64 in Truro East, and 61 in Truro South and Central.

Over the seven-day period, the highest infection rate was also recorded in Newquay West, with 1013.1 cases per 100,000 people.

It was followed by rates of 944.3 in Truro South and Central, 842.2 in St Columb Minor and Porth, and 751.9 in Truro East.

Nationwide, the death toll now stands at 78,508 and 2,889,419 people have tested positive for Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

This represents an increase of 1,162 and 52,618 respectively in the past 24 hours.

Area New positives
27-Dec to 02-Jan
Rate per 100K
27-Dec to 02-Jan
Altarnun & Stoke Climsland 16 188.3
Bodmin East 25 296.1
Bodmin West 31 387.6
Bude & Stratton 10 93.7
Callington & Pensilva 29 347.4
Camborne East 31 361.7
Camborne South 15 204.1
Camborne West 15 215.2
Camelford & Tresmeer 9 124.1
Crackington & Tintagel 7 97.3
Crowan, Wendron & Stithians 19 224.6
Dobwalls, Addington & Menheniot 16 180.8
Falmouth East 30 428.6
Falmouth North 30 382.1
Falmouth West & South 32 390.5
Grampound Road, St Newlyn East and Cubert 36 524.2
Gunnislake & Calstock 3 46.5
Hayle 59 581.6
Helston 33 271.4
Illogan & Portreath 27 379.2
Kingsand, Antony & Maryfield 9 142.3
Lanreath, Pelynt & Polraun 11 140.1
Launceston 29 265.6
Liskeard 15 256.2
Looe & Polperro 0 0
Lostwithiel & Penwithick 43 390.2
Marazion, St Erth & Gwinear Gwithian 18 187.1
Mevagissey & Polgooth 17 211.7
Mid Saltash 19 346.8
Mylor Bridge & Frogpool 16 259.2
Newquay East 59 592
Newquay West 75 1013.1
Padstow & St Issey 25 351.3
Par 26 365.7
Penryn 20 239.8
Penzance North 10 120.7
Penzance Quay 17 255.6
Penzance South & Newlyn 10 168.7
Perranporth & Goonhavern 26 437.9
Ponsanooth, Mabe Burnthouse & Constantine 38 330.6
Pool & Illogan Highway 17 196
Porthleven, Breage & Praa Sands 16 230.8
Poundstock & Kilkhampton 9 119.1
Probus & Roseland 59 736.7
Redruth North 31 417.7
Redruth South 19 235.1
Roche & Goss Moor 25 316.7
Saltash Latchbrook & St Stephens 7 125.5
Saltash Town & Pillmere 19 267.5
Shortlanesend, Chacewater & Carnon Downs 39 431.4
St Agnes & Mount Hawke 37 442.1
St Austell Central 40 394.2
St Austell East & Carlyon Bay 31 314.3
St Austell North & Carclaze 27 369.2
St Breward, Tredethy & Lanivet 13 208.3
St Columb Major & St Mawgan 48 419.9
St Columb Minor & Porth 74 842.2
St Day & Lanner 36 590.6
St Germans & St Mellion 14 208.2
St Ives & Halsetown 24 345
St Just & Land’s End 6 107.1
St Neot & St Cleer 10 151.4
The Lizard 22 228.5
Torpoint 12 230.1
Towednack, Lelant & Carbis Bay 20 327.7
Trebetherick & Whitecross 20 355.2
Trewoon, Coombe & Foxhole 29 344.6
Truro East 64 751.9
Truro South & Central 61 944.3
Truro West 38 362.2
Tywardreath & Fowey 16 264.2
Wadebridge 13 183.1
West Penwith & St Buryan 6 90.3

Schools in England should not limit the number of children of key workers onsite during the national lockdown, according to new Government guidance released today (January 7).

The Department for Education (DfE) said children with at least one parent or carer who was a critical worker could attend class – even if parents were working from home.

It came after concerns were raised about the risks of transmission of Covid-19 amid reports that more than half of pupils were onsite in some primary schools, despite the introduction of tighter restrictions.

School leaders were reporting a high demand for places after students in schools and colleges – except children of key workers and vulnerable pupils – were told to learn remotely until mid-February.

Cornwall Live