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

In the most recent update, as of 4pm today (Wednesday, December 2), the local authority area is shown to have 22 new cases recorded in the preceding 24 hours.

The government website states that the total number of cases in the local authority area now sits at 3,773.

There were 167 cases recorded in the seven days lead up to November 25. Data from the most recent five days is not shown due to being incomplete.

This represents a weekly rate of 29.2 cases per 100,000 people.

The UK has had 16,170 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 1,659,256 nationally since the start of the pandemic.

No hospital deaths have been reported in Cornwall in the past week. The last confirmed death was on Saturday, November 21 at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust.

The patient died on Thursday, November 19 after testing positive for coronavirus and it was noted in the figures from NHS England on Saturday, November 21.

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.

A further 372 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have now died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 41,310.

Patients were aged between 19 and 103 years old. All except 17 - aged 19 to 93 years old - had known underlying health conditions, according to NHS England.

The date of their deaths ranged from April 7 to December 1, 2020 with the majority being on or after November 24, and their families have been informed.

Of these, 28 people were in the south west, but none in Cornwall.

In today’s coronavirus-related news:

Cornwall and the Isle of Wight said they still “welcome visitors” from Tier 2 areas, despite concerns people may travel there to take advantage of looser coronavirus restrictions.

Malcolm Bell, chief executive of Visit Cornwall, said fears of an influx to the area this time had yet to be realised.

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The first rollout of the vaccinations in Cornwall is expected to happen before Christmas, with those working on the frontline with patients being vaccinated first.

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But what does this mean for people being vaccinated?

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