New Cornwall coronavirus clusters in latest Government data

Two new clusters of coronavirus infections have been reported in the latest daily update, produced by UK Government and Public Health England.

The new clusters, which are defined as areas with three or more coronavirus infections in a population size of roughly 7,500, show new outbreaks in Truro East and Trewoon, Coombe and Foxhole.

Today’s update covers the week from October 12 to October 18, meaning positive tests that were reported on October 11 no longer appear on the map.

Four areas show a drop in cases below three cases, meaning they are no longer classified as clusters. These are Mevagissey and Polgooth, Penryn, Saltash Latchbrook and St Stephens and St Columb Minor and Porth.

An outbreak in the Kingsand, Antony and Maryfield cluster, home to HMS Raleigh which has seen previous outbreaks remains at 66 cases.

A coronavirus testing station in an industrial estate in Threemilestone, not far from Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske
(Image: Greg Martin / Cornwall Live)

Three areas of Cornwall report more than twenty cases in their clusters, with the 66 cases in Kingsand, Antony and Maryfield joined by Bude and Stratton with 34 cases (an increase of 3 on yesterday’s data),in addition to 27 cases in Callington and Pensilva (an increase of 8 cases).

What is a coronavirus cluster?

The Government’s coronavirus cluster map splits the country into areas of roughly 7,500 people, based on the 2011 census, known as Middle Super Output Areas (MSOAs).

The map highlights areas where three or more coronavirus cases have been reported for a week period, with the numbers coming off of the map a week after being confirmed positive.

Areas not highlighted do not necessarily have no coronavirus cases in them, as the data does not highlight or count areas with less than three cases in order to protect individuals privacy – meaning that if an area has one or two cases, it will display as 0 to 2 cases.

Nine areas have more than ten cases. Dobwalls, Addington and Menheniot report 16 cases (an increase of 2), Altarnun and Stoke Climsland with a drop of 7 cases to a total of 15, Launceston with 15 cases (an increase of 4), Lanreath, Pelynt and Polraun and St Austell Central both with 14 cases (an increase of 3 and 1 respectively), St Ives and Halsetown with 13 cases (an increase of 2), Ponsanooth, Mabe Burnthouse and Constantine with 11 (decrease of 6), Trebetherick and Whitecross with 11 (an increase of 3) and St Agnes and Mount Hawke with 10 cases (an increase of 1).

Areas not listed are classified as “data suppressed” in the Government data, meaning that those areas have between zero and two cases and the data isn’t published in order to protect the privacy of individuals involved.

Today’s update covers the week from November 5 to November 11, meaning positive tests reported on November 4 no longer appear in the statistics.

Coronavirus Cases in Cornwall- November 5 to November 11

(Note: the numbers in the third column are the difference between today’s reported coronavirus cases for the week of November 5 to November 11 and yesterday’s which covered the week of November 4 to November 10. Cases indicated in red represent an increase, Green represents a decrease)

Cluster Name Total Difference with previous day
Kingsand, Antony & Maryfield 66 0
Bude & Stratton 34 3
Callington & Pensilva 27 8
Dobwalls, Addington & Menheniot 16 2
Altarnun & Stoke Climsland 15 -7
Launceston 15 4
Lanreath, Pelynt & Polraun 14 3
St Austell Central 14 1
St Ives & Halsetown 13 2
Ponsanooth, Mabe Burnthouse & Constantine 11 -6
Trebetherick & Whitecross 11 3
St Agnes & Mount Hawke 10 1
Liskeard 9 -3
Falmouth East 8 -1
Helston 8 -3
Newquay East 8 4
St Germans & St Mellion 8 -1
Bodmin West 7 1
Camborne East 7 2
Hayle 7 1
Padstow & St Issey 7 2
Camelford & Tresmeer 6 -1
Poundstock & Kilkhampton 6 -1
Roche & Goss Moor 6 -1
Saltash Town & Pillmere 6 -1
Shortlanesend, Chacewater & Carnon Downs 6 0
St Columb Major & St Mawgan 6 0
St Neot & St Cleer 6 -3
Crowan, Wendron & Stithians 5 1
Gunnislake & Calstock 5 -1
Marazion, St Erth & Gwinear Gwithian 5 -3
Perranporth & Goonhavern 5 -1
Probus & Roseland 5 1
Truro West 5 0
Bodmin East 4 -1
Falmouth North 4 0
Grampound Road, St Newlyn East and Cubert 4 0
Newquay West 4 -1
Par 4 0
Trewoon, Coombe & Foxhole 4 4
Truro South & Central 4 1
Wadebridge 4 0
Crackington & Tintagel 3 -1
Falmouth West & South 3 -3
Lostwithiel & Penwithick 3 -4
Mid Saltash 3 -3
Penzance Quay 3 -4
St Austell East & Carlyon Bay 3 -1
St Just & Land’s End 3 -1
The Lizard 3 -3
Torpoint 3 0
Truro East 3 3
Tywardreath & Fowey 3 -1

New Clusters

Truro East

Trewoon, Coombe and Foxhole

Previously reported clusters under 3 cases (Data Suppressed)

Mevagissey and Polgooth

Penryn

Saltash Latchbrook and St Stephens

St Columb Minor and Porth

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