Cornwall’s covid numbers skyrocketed in March and now for the first time since the start of the new year, more than 1,000 new cases have been recorded in one day since the start of the new year, as the Omicron variant moved across the world. UK spread. The province had seen a significant drop in cases in February, but since all Covid restrictions were lifted on February 24, when ‘living with Covid’ plans were announced, the number of cases has risen sharply again.
New government figures, released Friday afternoon (March 18) – the latest available data – show how many new coronavirus cases have been recorded between March 7 and March 13. They also show how many clusters – a hotspot of at least three cases – there were in Cornwall during this time.
The latest figures show that there were 5,639 new Covid cases registered in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly between March 7-13, with a peak of 1,015 cases on March 13 alone. This is an increase of 512 new cases compared to the figures recorded between March 6 and March 12.
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The overall infection rate has also risen to 979.8 per 100,000 people – nearly 1 in 100 – in this seven-day period, compared with 890.8 per 100,000 people between March 6 and March 12. There were also 11 towns and villages in Cornwall that recorded over 100 new cases during this period.
These numbers have also nearly reached the peak levels recorded in the first week of January in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Between 2 January and 8 January, 5,769 new Covid cases were recorded and a rate of 1,002.4 per 100,000 people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, while the Omicron variant spread across the UK.
The towns and villages in Cornwall with the highest number of new Covid cases reported between 7 March and 13 March were:
- Helston: 175 new cases
- Marazion, St. Erth & Gwinear Gwithian: 132 new cases
- Truro West: 130 new cases
- St Agnes & Mount Hawke: 119 new cases
- St Austell Central: 117 new cases
- St Columb Minor & Porth: 117 new cases
- Lostwithiel & Penwithick: 111 new cases
- Bodmin East: 108 new cases
- The Lizard: 106 new cases
- Crackington & Tintagel: 104 new cases
- Pool & Illogan Highway: 103 new cases
The towns and villages in Cornwall with the lowest number of new Covid cases reported between 7 March and 13 March were:
- Looe & Polperro: 34 new cases
- Penzance South & Newlyn: 42 new cases
St Breward, Tredethy & Lanivet: 42 new cases
- Mid Saltash: 43 new cases
- Gunnislake & Calstock: 47 new cases
- Probus & Roseland: 47 new cases
Trebetherick & Whitecross: 47 new cases
St Neot & St Cleer: 48 new cases
Poundstock & Kilkhampton: 49 new cases
Padstow & St Issey: 50 new cases
Truro South & Central: 53 new cases