The latest information relating to Covid-19 has now been updated, following a delay in today's figures.

There has been one further hospital death recorded in the county 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 risen to 195, while at the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust it stays at 61.

The combined number of Covid-19 deaths in total in Cornwall's hospitals since the start of the pandemic is now 256.

The overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – remains at 458 deaths in the 28 days after a positive test, with no new deaths in today's figures due to a difference in the reporting time between NHS England and the Government dashboard.

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

Nationally a further 185 people who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 84,276.

Patients were aged between 42 and 96 years old. All except six – aged 54 to 84 years old – had known underlying health conditions and their families have been informed.

The date of the deaths ranged from December 31, 2020 to March 5, 2021.

Of those, 36 were in the South West.

The overall UK figures show 158 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 124,419. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

As of 4pm today (Saturday, March 6) there have been five 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 13,710.

The seven-day rolling total of cases has fallen below 100 for the first time in a number of months, with 95 cases recorded in the seven days leading up to March 1. Data from the most recent five days is not shown due to being incomplete.

This represents a weekly rate of 16.6 cases per 100,000 people.

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK has increased by 6,040 in 24 hours.

This takes the total to 4,213,343 nationally since the start of the pandemic.

As of today (Saturday, March 6) 21,796,278 people in the UK have had received their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 1,090,840 people have had their second dose.