The latest information relating to Covid-19 in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has now been updated, following a delay in today's figures.

There has been two new hospital death recorded in today's figures, involving patients testing positive for Covid-19.

The total number of Covid-related deaths at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has now risen to 193, while at the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust it remains at 61.

The combined number of Covid-19 deaths in total in Cornwall's hospitals since the start of the pandemic is now 254.

The overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – is now at 457 deaths in the 28 days after a positive test, including one in today's figures, due to a difference in reporting times.

The number of deaths simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate has risen to 502, with 29 extra registered in the week leading up to February 19, the most recent data given. This figure is updated weekly on a Tuesday.

Nationally a further 315 people who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 83,733.

Patients were aged between 32 and 100 years old. All except seven – aged 63 to 88 years old – had known underlying health conditions and their families have been informed.

The date of the deaths ranged from January 2 to March 2, 2021, with the majority being on or after February 27.

Of those, 19 were in the South West.

The overall UK figures show 343 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 123,783. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

As of 7.15pm today (Wednesday, March 3) there have been nine new cases of Covid-19 recorded in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in the previous 24 hours. It marks a return to single figures, after a small rise into double figures again yesterday.

The total number of cases in the local authority area since the start of the pandemic is now 13,680.

The seven-day rolling total of cases was 123 cases recorded in the seven days leading up to February 26. Data from the most recent five days is not shown due to being incomplete.

This represents a weekly rate of 21.5 cases per 100,000 people.

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK has increased by 6,385 in 24 hours.

This takes the total to 4,194,785 nationally since the start of the pandemic.

As of today (Wednesday, March 3) 20,703,615 people in the UK had received their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 895,412 people had their second dose.

  • An extra 172 deaths within 28 days of a positive test have been added to Scotland and UK totals, after Public Health Scotland improved its method for linking daily confirmed Covid-19 cases with deaths reported through the National Records of Scotland.
  • Yesterday 350 cases were added to the UK and England totals due to a previous failure to report the cases at source. These increased newly reported cases were in the South East of England mainly Tandridge, Reigate and Banstead, Crawley, Horsham, Mid Sussex and Mole Valley.