The latest information relating to Covid-19 in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has now been updated.

There have been a further eight hospital deaths recorded in today's figures, after four days with none reported.

At the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust the total number of deaths has now risen to 175, an increase of seven, with the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust total remaining rising by one to 56.

The combined number of Covid-19 deaths in total in Cornwall's hospitals since the start of the pandemic is now at 231.

The overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – now sits at 422 deaths in the 28 days after a positive test, including nine in today's figures.

The number of deaths simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate rose 423, with 45 recorded this week. This figure is updated weekly on a Tuesday.

Nationally a further 522 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 80,115.

Patients were aged between 24 and 103 years old. All except 20 – aged 33 to 91 years old – had known underlying health conditions and their families have been informed.

The date of the death ranged from April 19, 2020 to February 16, 2021 with the majority being on or after February 12.

Of those 43 were in the south west.

The overall UK figures show 738 more people to have died within 28 days of their first positive test result.

This takes the total number of UK deaths within 28 days to 118,933 These figures include people in care home and other settings.

As of 4pm today (Wednesday, February 17) there had been 29 new cases of Covid-19 recorded in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in the previous 24 hours.

The total number of cases in the local authority area since the start of the pandemic sat at 13,377.

The seven-day rolling total of cases was 353 cases recorded in the seven days leading up to February 12. Data from the most recent five days is not shown due to being incomplete.

This represents a weekly rate of 61.7 cases per 100,000 people.

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK increased by 12,718 in 24 hours.

This took the total to 4,071,185 nationally since the start of the pandemic.

As of today (Wednesday, February 17) 15,940,972 people in the UK had received their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 558,577 people had their second dose.