Area-by-area as Cornwall records over 2,000 new Covid-19 cases

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
Bodmin East 68 805.5
Bodmin West 63 787.7
Bude & Stratton 10 93.7
Callington & Pensilva 29 347.4
Camborne East 27 315
Camborne South 31 421.8
Camborne West 24 344.3
Camelford & Tresmeer 26 358.5
Crackington & Tintagel 8 111.2
Crowan, Wendron & Stithians 22 260.1
Dobwalls, Addington & Menheniot 29 327.6
Falmouth East 28 400
Falmouth North 22 280.2
Falmouth West & South 46 561.3
Grampound Road, St Newlyn East and Cubert 21 305.8
Gunnislake & Calstock 10 154.9
Hayle 62 611.2
Helston 60 493.4
Illogan & Portreath 25 351.1
Kingsand, Antony & Maryfield 9 142.3
Lanreath, Pelynt & Polraun 10 127.3
Launceston 22 201.5
Liskeard 14 239.1
Looe & Polperro 3 60.1
Lostwithiel & Penwithick 44 399.3
Marazion, St Erth & Gwinear Gwithian 37 384.5
Mevagissey & Polgooth 14 174.3
Mid Saltash 21 383.4
Mylor Bridge & Frogpool 17 275.3
Newquay East 57 571.9
Newquay West 50 675.4
Padstow & St Issey 7 98.4
Par 33 464.1
Penryn 26 311.8
Penzance North 41 494.9
Penzance Quay 38 571.3
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
Redruth North 27 363.8
Redruth South 31 383.6
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
The Lizard 23 238.8
Torpoint 8 153.4
Towednack, Lelant & Carbis Bay 21 344
Trebetherick & Whitecross 34 603.9
Trewoon, Coombe & Foxhole 22 261.4
Truro East 43 505.2
Truro South & Central 31 479.9
Truro West 30 286
Tywardreath & Fowey 30 495.3
Wadebridge 13 183.1
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.”

Cornwall Live