Covid cases surge in Cornwall in aftermath of ‘super-spreader’ G7 summit

Coronavirus cases have surged in Cornwall in the aftermath of the G7 summit, amid claims it was a “super-spreader event”.

Infection charges in some areas of the county rocketed by as much as 2,450%.

Data confirmed the rate of Covid-19 infections in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly on the Sunday earlier than the G7 started was 2.8 per 100,000.

During the week to, and together with, June 14 they leapt to 81.7 per 100,000.

In St Ives – near the summit’s Carbis Bay base – charges jumped 2,450%.

They elevated to 733.2 per 100,000 folks in the seven days to June 13, when the summit ended.

In the council ward of St Ives East, Lelant & Carbis Bay, the rate rose by 800% to 294.9 per 100,000 folks in the identical interval.

In a quantity of Falmouth council wards the charges are greater than 500 per 100,000, with Falmouth East hit by a 2,000% spike in infections to 600 per 100,000.

Workers flooded Cornwall in the run-up to G7 to build marquees, erect safety fencing and cater for workers.

But the areas are additionally in style with vacationers who descended on the Duchy for Spring Bank half-term holidays.

People formally attending the summit had been topic to a strict Covid-19 testing regime and had been solely allowed into safe websites after exhibiting every day proof of a damaging check.

Downing Street denied the summit fuelled a rise in native cases

The Prime Minister’s spokesman stated it had at all times been anticipated that cases throughout the nation would rise following the final easing of lockdown restrictions in England in May.

“Attendees going to the G7 were tested before arriving and throughout the summit. We are not aware of any cases of transmission to local residents,” the spokesman stated.

“We always said that, following the move to step three (of the Government’s unlocking “roadmap”), we would see cases rising across the country.

“That is what we are seeing playing out.”

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