The latest Covid case information for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has been published.

In the most recent update, as of 4.13pm today (Thursday) Cornwall is shown to have 56 new cases.

The website states that the total number of cases in the local authority area now sits at 3,383.

There have been 516 cases recorded in the seven days lead up to November 14. Data from the most recent five days is not shown due to being incomplete. This represents a weekly rate of 90.2 cases per 100,000 people.

The UK has had 22,915 new cases reported today, bringing the total to 1,453,256 nationally since the start of the pandemic.

Last Friday saw Cornwall's first confirmed hospital death for more than a month, after testing positive for coronavirus in the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust. The patient died on Sunday, November 8 but was only recorded on Friday's figures.

The total number of hospital deaths in Cornwall now stands at 95, with 69 of them recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust and 26 at the Cornwall Partnerships NHS Trust.

It means that Cornwall’s overall coronavirus death toll has risen to 214 in the ONS figures.

There have been 19 further deaths recorded in the south west in the past 24 hours, but none in Cornwall.

Nationally a further 346 people, who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 37,470.

Patients were aged between 35 and 102 years old. All except 9 (aged 54 to 99 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from October 19 to November 18 with the majority being on or after November 16.

Their families have been informed.

In today’s coronavirus-related news:

One of the first people to be allowed into a care home to see her 90-year-old mum under a new pilot rapid Covid test scheme has spoken of her joy of being able to see her mother again.

Louise was one of the first people to take advantage of the new 30-minute rapid testing at the home that is being piloted at the home in Marlborough Road, Falmouth.

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A virtual community Christmas event has had to be postponed until next month because of the current lockdown.

Falmouth’s Virtual Community Christmas will now go ahead on Friday, December 18 starting at 6pm but is looking for more people to take part.

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