Eight new infection cluster areas emerge in Cornwall

The latest update on the Government’s coronavirus cluster map shows eight new clusters in Cornwall.

The updated map, which shows areas where there is a cluster of three or more cases, shows the data for September 25 to October 1. Areas with fewer than three cases do not show on the map.

There were 26 new positive tests reported in Cornwall today, October 5.

Eight new areas have appeared on the map in the past 24 hours. These areas are: Lostwithiel and Penwithick; Launceston; Altarnun and Stoke Climsland; Shortlanesend, Chacewater and Carnon Downs; Penryn; Probus and Roseland; St German’s and St Mellion; and St Day and Lanner.

There are existing coronavirus clusters still reported in The Lizard, Camborne West, Camborne East, Camborne South, Illogan and Portreath, Pool and Illogan Highway, Redruth North, Redruth South, Kingsand, Antony and Maryfield, Lanreath, Pelynt and Polraun, St Columb Minor and Porth as well as Saltash Town and Pillmere.

Eight cluster areas are also no longer on the map, meaning cases in those areas are now fewer than three. The areas no longer on the map are Penzance Quay, Falmouth North, Bodmin West, Roche and Goss Moor, Newquay East, Penzance North and Perranporth, St Agnes and Mount Hawke and Goonhavern.

It is not known if the surge in clusters is connected to the revelation that thousands of cases were unreported due to technical issues.

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New Clusters

Probus and Roseland: 5 cases
Altarnun and Stoke Climsland: 3 cases
Launceston: 3 cases
St Germans and St Mellion: 3 cases
Lostwithiel and Penwithick: 3 cases
Shortlanesend, Chacewater and Carnon Downs: 3 cases
St Day and Lanner: 3 cases
Penryn: 3 cases

Existing Clusters

Kingsand, Antony and Maryfield: 14 cases (13 previously)
Camborne East: 10 cases (19 previously)
Camborne South: 9 cases (8 previously)
Pool and Illogan Highway: 8 cases (13 previously)
The Lizard: 6 cases (4 previously)
Camborne West: 6 cases (10 previously)
Saltash Town and Pillmere: 5 cases (4 previously)

Lanreath, Pelynt and Polraun: 5 cases (15 previously)
Redruth South: 4 cases (3 previously)
Illogan and Portreath: 3 cases
Redruth North: 3 cases
St Columb Minor and Porth: 3 cases

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