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|
|Bude & Stratton||10||93.7|
|Callington & Pensilva||29||347.4|
|Camelford & Tresmeer||9||124.1|
|Crackington & Tintagel||7||97.3|
|Crowan, Wendron & Stithians||19||224.6|
|Dobwalls, Addington & Menheniot||16||180.8|
|Falmouth West & South||32||390.5|
|Grampound Road, St Newlyn East and Cubert||36||524.2|
|Gunnislake & Calstock||3||46.5|
|Illogan & Portreath||27||379.2|
|Kingsand, Antony & Maryfield||9||142.3|
|Lanreath, Pelynt & Polraun||11||140.1|
|Looe & Polperro||0||0|
|Lostwithiel & Penwithick||43||390.2|
|Marazion, St Erth & Gwinear Gwithian||18||187.1|
|Mevagissey & Polgooth||17||211.7|
|Mylor Bridge & Frogpool||16||259.2|
|Padstow & St Issey||25||351.3|
|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|
|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|
|Towednack, Lelant & Carbis Bay||20||327.7|
|Trebetherick & Whitecross||20||355.2|
|Trewoon, Coombe & Foxhole||29||344.6|
|Truro South & Central||61||944.3|
|Tywardreath & Fowey||16||264.2|
|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.