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

In the most recent update, as of 4.39pm today (Sunday) Cornwall is shown to have 43 new cases.

The website states that the total number of cases in the local authority area now sits at 3,525.

There have been 407 cases recorded in the seven days lead up to November 17. Data from the most recent five days is not shown due to being incomplete. This represents a weekly rate of 71.2 cases per 100,000 people, with the rolling rate dropping over the previous few days.

The UK has had 18,662 new cases reported today, bringing the total to 1,512,045 nationally since the start of the pandemic.

Another hospital death in Cornwall was recorded yesterday - at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust.

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The patient died on Thursday, November 19 after testing positive for coronavirus and it was noted in Saturday's figures from NHS England.

The total number of hospital deaths in Cornwall now stands at 96, with 70 of them recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust and 26 at the Cornwall Partnerships NHS Trust.

It will add one further death to Cornwall’s overall coronavirus death toll, which on Tuesday had risen to 214 in the Office for National Statistics figures, before this death occurred.

Nationally, a further 222 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 38,334.

Patients were aged between 30 and 99 years old. All except five (aged 30 to 81 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

The dates of the deaths range from October 27 to November 21 with the majority being on or after November 18, and their families have been informed.

Of these, nine people were from the south west, but none in Cornwall.

In today’s coronavirus-related news:

A CHURCH in Penzance wants to spread the word that it has free food to give away to people who are struggling during the lockdown.

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Households across the country may have to shoulder a hike on their energy bills from the beginning of April 2021 because of Covid-19, under new proposals from Ofgem.

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WHIRLWIND Sports are in the frame to go freestyle at this year's Santas on the Run in aid of Children's Hospice South West (CHSW) after it was announced that once again they will be the charity event's official partner.

The charity's festive fundraiser usually sees hundreds of Santas running around Eden to raise vital funds for CHSW and its local children’s hospice Little Harbour. This year, due to the pandemic, the event is taking place virtually from December 11-13.

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