A further 2,068 cases of Coviid-19 were recorded in Cornwall in the seven days to January 8, according to figures released today (January 13).
Bodmin East reported more positive tests than any other area in that time, with 68.
Elsewhere, there were increases of 63 in Bodmin West, 62 in Hayle, and 60 in Helston.
In the seven-day period, the highest infection rate was also recorded in Bodmin East with 805.5 cases per 100,000 people.
This was followed by infection rates of 787.7 in Bodmin West, 675.4 in Newquay West, and 660.1 in St Columb Minor and Porth.
Across the UK, the Government said a further 1,564 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, which brings the UK total to 84,767.
The figure is the highest UK daily death toll since the pandemic began.
The Government also said that, as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 47,525 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.
It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,211,576.
The number of people in the UK to have been given a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine is 2,639,309 million, according to Government data released, a rise of 207,661 from Tuesday’s figures.
|Area (of approx 7,500 people)|| New positives
02-Jan to 08-Jan
| Rate per 100K
02-Jan to 08-Jan
|Altarnun & Stoke Climsland||20||235.3|
|Bude & Stratton||10||93.7|
|Callington & Pensilva||29||347.4|
|Camelford & Tresmeer||26||358.5|
|Crackington & Tintagel||8||111.2|
|Crowan, Wendron & Stithians||22||260.1|
|Dobwalls, Addington & Menheniot||29||327.6|
|Falmouth West & South||46||561.3|
|Grampound Road, St Newlyn East and Cubert||21||305.8|
|Gunnislake & Calstock||10||154.9|
|Illogan & Portreath||25||351.1|
|Kingsand, Antony & Maryfield||9||142.3|
|Lanreath, Pelynt & Polraun||10||127.3|
|Looe & Polperro||3||60.1|
|Lostwithiel & Penwithick||44||399.3|
|Marazion, St Erth & Gwinear Gwithian||37||384.5|
|Mevagissey & Polgooth||14||174.3|
|Mylor Bridge & Frogpool||17||275.3|
|Padstow & St Issey||7||98.4|
|Penzance South & Newlyn||35||590.3|
|Perranporth & Goonhavern||26||437.9|
|Ponsanooth, Mabe Burnthouse & Constantine||45||391.5|
|Pool & Illogan Highway||32||369|
|Porthleven, Breage & Praa Sands||10||144.3|
|Poundstock & Kilkhampton||9||119.1|
|Probus & Roseland||36||449.5|
|Roche & Goss Moor||19||240.7|
|Saltash Latchbrook & St Stephens||18||322.7|
|Saltash Town & Pillmere||33||464.5|
|Shortlanesend, Chacewater & Carnon Downs||24||265.5|
|St Agnes & Mount Hawke||28||334.5|
|St Austell Central||56||551.8|
|St Austell East & Carlyon Bay||43||436|
|St Austell North & Carclaze||27||369.2|
|St Breward, Tredethy & Lanivet||24||384.5|
|St Columb Major & St Mawgan||38||332.4|
|St Columb Minor & Porth||58||660.1|
|St Day & Lanner||35||574.2|
|St Germans & St Mellion||22||327.1|
|St Ives & Halsetown||13||186.9|
|St Just & Land’s End||17||303.4|
|St Neot & St Cleer||11||166.5|
|Towednack, Lelant & Carbis Bay||21||344|
|Trebetherick & Whitecross||34||603.9|
|Trewoon, Coombe & Foxhole||22||261.4|
|Truro South & Central||31||479.9|
|Tywardreath & Fowey||30||495.3|
|West Penwith & St Buryan||22||331|
The country is “in for a pretty grim period” of coronavirus deaths, the Government’s top scientist has warned, as the daily reported death toll reached a new high.
Chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said “we’re in a period of high death numbers” which will not “reduce quickly”.
Speaking to ITV’s Peston programme, Sir Patrick said: “The daily numbers jump around a bit but I think we are in a position now – when you look at the number of infections we’ve had over the past few weeks and how this is likely to continue, so I don’t think they’re going to drop very quickly – that I’m afraid we’re in a period of high death numbers that’s going to carry on for some weeks.
“It’s not going to come down quickly even if the measures that are in place now start to reduce the infection numbers.
“So we’re in for a pretty grim period, I’m afraid.”