The latest information relating to Covid-19 has now been updated.

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 remains at 200, following a rise of one on Monday, while at the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust it has risen to 62.

The combined number of Covid-19 deaths in total in Cornwall's hospitals since the start of the pandemic is now 262.

The overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – remains at 465 in the 28 days after a positive test, due to a difference in reporting times by NHS England and the Government dashboard.

The number of deaths simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate is now 559 registered up to March 12, the most recent data available. This figure is updated weekly on a Tuesday and includes 14 further deaths in the latest total.

Nationally a further 69 people who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 85,980.

Patients were aged between 37 and 97 years old. All except two (aged 55 to 84) had known underlying health conditions and their families have been informed.

The date of their deaths ranged from October 30, 2020 to March 23, 2021.

Of these, seven were in the south west.

The overall UK figures show 98 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 126,382. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

As of 5.08pm today (Wednesday, March 24) there have been 18 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 13,963.

It follows a rise of 27 on Monday – the first time this month that cases have risen above 20 - before dropping back to ten yesterday.

A delay in reporting meant that the weekly totals have been falling for the last few days, despite the daily case rises, but today the figure has risen back up to 94 cases in the seven days leading to March 19, from 87 yesterday. The most recent five days are not shown due to incomplete data.

The weekly rate has also risen again, to 16.4 cases per 100,000 people, from 15.2 cases yesterday.

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK has increased by 5,605 in 24 hours.

This takes the total to 4,312,908 nationally since the start of the pandemic.

As of today (Wednesday, March 24) 28,327,873 people in the UK have had received their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 2,363,684 people have had their second dose.