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

In the most recent update, as of 4.48pm today (Monday), Cornwall is shown to have 45 new cases.

The website states that the total number of cases in the local authority area now sits at 3,570.

There have been 385 cases recorded in the seven days lead up to November 18. Data from the most recent five days is not shown due to being incomplete. This represents a weekly rate of 67.3 cases per 100,000 people, with the rolling rate dropping over the previous few days.

The UK has had 15,450 new cases reported today, bringing the total to 1,527,495 nationally since the start of the pandemic.

A hospital death in Cornwall was recorded on Saturday - at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust.

READ MORE: Coronavirus in Cornwall round up: Sunday, November 22

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 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 178 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 38,512.

Patients were aged between 34 and 101 years old. All except seven (aged 55 to 91 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

The dates of the deaths ranges from 22 September to 22 November 2020 with the majority being on or after 19 November, and their families have been informed.

Of these, 12 people were from the south west, but none in Cornwall.

In today’s coronavirus-related news:

Lockdown measures will be lifted on December 2, the Prime Minister has announced today.

Boris Johnson said that the national lockdown measures will expire and will not be renewed after December 2.

He said that from Wednesday, people will be able to leave their home for any purpose including meeting others outside of their home, and the wider leisure sector would be able to reopen.

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The UK Government has outlined what restrictions will be in place across the UK for Christmas.

The Westminster Government has said that plans are being put in place for a relaxation of coronavirus restrictions “for a small number of days” over Christmas to allow a limited level of mixing between households across the UK.

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