More than half of Cornwall has seen the number of cases increase week to week – and one region has seen a particular increase.
This is after the number of clusters that saw an increase in the number of cases the previous week rose from eight a week ago to 40 in the latest update – well over half of the 72 clusters that make up the Duchy. .
And Pool & Illogan Highway climbed to number one in the single group with the highest weekly cases, registering 86 – up 54 from the previous week, up from 32 last Saturday.
Camborne continues to be the city with the highest number of combined cases, with a total of 150 across three clusters, 57 more than last Saturday: Camborne West (33, up from 13), Camborne South (52, in up six), Camborne East (65, up from 38).
At the other end of the scale, the Lizard Peninsula, called The Lizard on the map but actually comprising the parishes of Mullion, St Keverne and Meneage, has dropped from 26 cases to just eight.
The 40 clusters showing weekly increases were: St Just and Land’s End (17, up five), West Penwith and St Buryan (18, up six), Penzance Quay (25, up five), Penzance North (44, up to 11), Marazion, St Erth & Gwinear Gwithian (41, up to three), Porthleven, Breage & Praa Sands (10, up to one), Helston (30, up to five), Crowan, Wendron & Stithians (36, up to 20), Ponsanooth, Mabe Burnthouse & Constantine (20, over two), Falmouth West & South (10, over three), St, Day & Lanner (29, over eight), Camborne West (33, over 13), Camborne South (52, up to six), Camborne East (65, up to 38), Pool & Illogan Highway (86, up to 54), Redruth North (28, up to one), Illogan & Portreath (38, up to 31), Truro South & Central (18, up five), Truro East (18, up three), Probus & Roseland (17 , up eight), Newquay West (20, up two) ‘; St Columb Major & St Mawgan (38, over 23), Trewoon, Coombe & Foxhole (35, over 19), St Austell North & Carclaze (20, over seven), St Austell Central (36, over 13) , Lanreath, Pelynt & Polruan (21, over four), St Germans & St Mellion (12, over three), Kingsand, Antony & Maryfield (14, over three), Saltash Town & Pillmere (30, over 14 ), Mid Saltash (21, over three), Saltash Latchbrook & St Stephens (14, over seven) ‘Lostwithiel & Penwithick (38, over two), Roche & Goss Moor (42, over 29), Padstow & St Issey (14, over four), Wadebridge (19, over three), St Breward, Tredethy & Lanivet (8, over five), St Neot & St Cleer (11, over one), Gunnislake & Calstock (14, over three), Camelford & Tresmeer (26, over eight), Poundstock and Kilkhampton (19, up ten).
Figures refer to those recorded in the seven-day period leading up to Monday, September 20 of this week, the most recent data available.
Meanwhile, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly as a whole recorded a total of 1,668 positive test results, 164 more than the week before.
It marked a 10.9% increase – the first weekly increase in cases Cornwall has seen in a few weeks during the bi-weekly Packets cluster map updates.
The case rate now averages 289.8 cases per 100,000 people, which is an increase from 261.2 cases per 100,000 last Saturday.
The map shows positive cases by “middle super exit area” – the name the government gives to the break-up of large towns and clusters of neighboring towns and villages, with clusters covering a larger area than others. .
The minimum population in each area is 5,000 and the average is 7,200.
Clusters are only displayed when there are three or more new cases reported at any given time.
Anywhere between zero and two cases appear in white to “protect the privacy of individuals and prevent disclosure,” the accompanying information indicates.
The full list of clusters now on the map is:
St Just and Land’s End (17, up five)
West Penwith and St Buryan (18, up to six)
Penzance South & Newlyn (6, down 12)
Quai de Penzance (25, up to five)
Penzance Nord (44, up from 11)
Towednack, Lelant and Carbis Bay (8, down from six)
St Ives and Halsetown (9, down ten)
Hayle (14, down two)
Marazion, St Erth & Gwinear Gwithian (41, three more)
Porthleven, Breage & Praa Sands (10, one more)
Helston (30, up to five)
The Lizard (8, down from 18)
Crowan, Wendron and Stithians (36, up from 20)
Ponsanooth, Mabe Burnthouse & Constantine (20, two more)
Falmouth West and South (10, three more)
Falmouth East (9, no change)
Falmouth North (9, down two)
Penryn (9, down from six)
Mylor Bridge & Frogpool (8, down eight)
St Day & Lanner (29, up to eight)
Camborne Ouest (33, up from 13)
Camborne Sud (52, up six)
Camborne East (65, up from 38)
Illogan swimming pool and highway (86, up to 54)
Redruth North (28, plus one)
Redruth South (25, down nine)
Illogan and Portreath (38, up from 31)
St Agnes & Mount Hawke (25, no change)
Shortlanesend, Chacewater & Carnon Downs (16, 5)
Truro West (29, three down)
Truro South and Center (18, five more)
Truro East (18, three more)
Probus and Roseland (17, eight more)
Mevagissey & Polgooth (10, down from nine)
Perranporth & Goonhavern (19, three down)
Grampound Road, St Newlyn East and Cubert (15, down)
Newquay West (20, two more)
Newquay East (26, down from 13)
St Columb Minor & Porth (8, down from 15)
St Columb Major and St Mawgan (38, up from 23)
Trewoon, Coombe & Foxhole (35, up to 19)
St Austell North & Carclaze (20, over seven)
St Austell Central (36, up from 13)
St Austell East & Carlyon Bay (35, down 10)
By (22, three less)
Tywardreath & Fowey (14 minus one)
Lanreath, Pelynt & Polruan (21, up to four)
Looe & Polperro (22, down eight)
St Germans & St Mellion (12, three more)
Kingsand, Antony & Maryfield (14, three more)
Torpoint (10, down four)
Saltash Town and Pillmere (30, up from 14)
Mid Saltash (21, up to three)
Saltash Latchbrook & St Stephens (14, over seven)
Dobwalls, Addington and Menheniot (25, minus 18)
Liskeard (15, down from 16)
Lostwithiel & Penwithick (38, two more)
Roche & Goss Moor (42, up 29)
Padstow & St Issey (14, up to four)
Trebetherick & Whitecross (12, minus one)
Wadebridge (19, three more)
St Breward, Tredethy & Lanivet (8, five more)
Bodmin West (20, down six)
Bodmin East (19, down from 24)
St Neot & St Cleer (11, one more)
Callington and Pensilva (14, down seven)
Gunnislake & Calstock (14, three more)
Altarnun & Stoke Climsland (16, no change)
Camelford & Tresmeer (26, up to eight)
Crackington & Tintagel (21, down seven)
Poundstock and Kilkhampton (19, up to ten)
Bude & Stratton (16, three down)