Cornwall heading to Tier 4 shortly as infection rates double

Cornwall could easily hit tier 4 shortly as infections rising drastically

The number of coronavirus cases in Cornwall has almost doubled in a week, the latest figures show.

Last Saturday the weekly case amount was 251 cases, but today’s coronavirus map shows that in the seven days leading up to December 21 there have been 490 cases.

The most recent five days are left off due to incomplete data not reflecting the true number of cases.

The number of cluster areas has also risen by 18 in a week to 58, although this is the same number as on Wednesday’s map in the midweek update.

A close source told Global247news this evening it’s likely at this rate Cornwall could jump from Tier 2 directly into Tier 4, the source who works within Whitehall said: ” It’s not looking good for Cornwall. it was Tier 1 just a few days ago but this new mutant strain is fully demonstrating how quick it spreads and how the infection rate can be far higher, Cornwall has been one of the lowest regions in the UK until now – but all that is set to change”

Despite the statistics showing rates doubling,  some areas are showing many more cases than three days ago.

They include St Agnes & Mount Hawke, which is now showing 21 cases – which the map says is a 950 percent rise on the previous week and a rolling case rate of 250.9, which is roughly the national average.

The Lizard Peninsula now has 15 cases, Probus & Roseland 16 cases, and the St Austell area a total of 34 cases across its three cluster areas.

The two clusters showing the highest number of cases remain Callington & Pensilva with 33 cases and a rolling rate of 395.3, and Gunnislake & Calstock, which has 26 cases and a rolling rate of 402.7  with both above the national average.  Global247News Twitter

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