The latest Covid-19 case information for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has been published.

As of 4pm today, (Sunday, January 10) there have been 269 new cases recorded in the previous 24 hours.

The total number of cases in the local authority area since the start of the pandemic now sits at 8,748.

There were 1,999 cases recorded in the seven days leading up to January 5. Data from the most recent five days is not shown due to being incomplete.

This represents a weekly rate of 349.6 cases per 100,000 people.

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK has increased by 54,940.

This brings the total to 3,072,349 nationally since the start of the pandemic.

Two further deaths were recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, on Wednesday and Thursday this week (January 6 and 7), and reported in yesterday's figures by NHS England.

It followed a death reported in Friday's figures taking place at the Cornwall Partnerships NHS Trust, also on Wednesday (January 6), and three deaths on Monday (January 4), which were reported on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.

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There have now been 87 deaths registered to the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust and 29 to the Cornwall Partnerships NHS Trust, bringing the overall total number of hospital deaths in Cornwall to 116.

However, the overall total number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – has only gone up by one, due to a difference in reporting times between NHS England and the Government dashboard. The figure now sits at 199.

Nationally a further 508 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died in hospitals in England, bringing the total number to 55,580.

Their families have been informed.

Of these, 42 deaths were in the south west.

Overall in the UK another 563 people have died within 28 days of their first positive test result, bringing the total number of UK deaths to 81,431. This figure includes people in care home and other settings.

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Devon and Cornwall Police were called out to investigate more than 250 Covid breaches within the space of eight and a half hours yesterday.

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Now that hospitals are seeing the impact of the rising rate of coronavirus infection over the last two weeks, health and care professionals in Cornwall are urging local people to support them by keeping to national restrictions and social distancing, to help reduce the virus spreading.

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St Austell Brewery has raised £1,534 for hospitality workers in the UK – whose livelihoods have been hit the hardest by Covid-19 – as part of a wider campaign spearheaded by Hospitality Action.

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Teaching assistants and nursery workers forced to put themselves at risk for minimum wage during the pandemic are owed a huge debt of gratitude, Cornwall Council leaders have said.

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Coronavirus testing and vaccinations are to be ramped up across England this week, as the Government tries to get a hold on the outbreak which has led to record deaths and hospital admissions.

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