Covid outbreak at Mullion School as cases on the Lizard skyrocket | #coronavirus | #kids. | #children | #schools


A large school in the area of Cornwall with the second highest rate of Covid in the county has had an outbreak of coronavirus.

Mullion School, a secondary comprehensive on the Lizard peninsula is currently tacking with “a number” of confirmed cases.

Cornwall Council, on behalf of the school, did not specify how many students had been sent home, or if the school planned any closures. The area has had 134 new cases in the latest seven-day period records.

Read: Cornwall areas Lizard and around Bude among highest Covid cases in country

However, a spokesperson for Cornwall Council said: “Cornwall Council’s public health team is working with Mullion School following a number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 among pupils and staff.

“To help prevent avoidable spread, we encourage staff and families to continue with the twice weekly LFD testing, to inform the school of the result, and to follow-up any positive results with a confirmatory PCR test.

“You can book a test online at www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.”

This outbreak could go some way to explaining the huge spike in cases on the rural peninsula.

As CornwallLive reported on Thursday (November 25), the Lizard, in the seven-day period ending November 19 (the most recent figures available) saw 134 new cases with a rate of 1,378.9 per 100,000.

This puts it as second highest in Cornwall behind Poundstock and Kilkhampton, and seventh in the entire of England.

On November 19 for Cornwall as a whole, the most recent day case data is confirmed for, children aged 5 to 9 and 10 to 14 were by far the age group with the highest proportion of cases. Children aged 5 to 9 had a Covid rate of 1,074.7, and 10 to 14 a rate of 1,600.5.

Behind these age groups are adults aged 35 to 39 (649.5 per 100,000) and 40 to 44 (637.7), followed by people aged 15 to 19 (609.9).

Together, these figures suggest that it’s schools where the virus is spreading, with school-age kids and their parents testing positive most often.

You can read more about the current state of Cornwall’s Covid outbreak here.

You can stay up-to-date on the top news near you with CornwallLive’s FREE newsletters – find out more about our range of daily and weekly bulletins and sign up here or enter your email address at the top of the page.

More stories from Cornwall:

Bude residents’ fight to save town that’s threatened by coastal and dune erosion

Cornwall City of Culture plans to create three ‘moments’ to make the world stand still





Source link