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

There have been three further hospital deaths recorded in today's figures, involving patients testing positive for Covid-19.

These have taken place at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, taking its total to 189, while at the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust the total number of Covid-related deaths remains 61.

The combined number of Covid-19 deaths in total in Cornwall's hospitals since the start of the pandemic is now at 250.

The overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – has risen to 448 deaths in the 28 days after a positive test, including two in today's figures.

Yesterday the number of deaths simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate rose to 473, with 50 extra registered in the week leading up to February 12, the most recent date given. This figure is updated weekly on a Tuesday. For reasons not stated on the Government dashboard, this overall figure has today dropped back to 222.

A further 302 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 82,156.

Patients were aged between 32 and 103 years old. All except 14 – aged 32 to 91 years old – had known underlying health conditions and their families have been informed.

The date of the deaths ranged from October 21, 2020 to February 22, 2021 with the majority being on or after February 19.

Of those, 23 were in the South West.

The overall UK figures show 442 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 121,747. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

As of 4pm today (Wednesday, February 24) there have been 23 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 is now 13,578.

The seven-day rolling total of cases was 227 cases recorded in the seven days leading up to February 19. Data from the most recent five days is not shown due to being incomplete.

This represents a weekly rate of 39.7 cases per 100,000 people.

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK has increased by 9,938 in 24 hours.

This takes the total to 4,144,577 nationally since the start of the pandemic.

As of today (Wednesday, February 24) 18,242,873 people in the UK had received their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 669,105 people had their second dose.