Covid case reporting for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly appears to have started to settle down again after a change in reporting threw the results into confusion at the start of the week.

A warning remains on the government dashboard today, stating: "Reported cases are sometimes removed if subsequent tests are negative. This happens when cases identified through a positive rapid lateral flow test are followed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests within three days that are all negative. These cases are now being removed daily.

"Because of this, the number of newly-reported cases may not be the same as the difference between the total number of reported cases from one day to the next. The number of newly-reported cases in England and the UK is adjusted to take this into account, but the numbers for regions and local authorities are not adjusted. This means that for regions and local authorities, this figure does not show the actual number of new cases reported on that date."

A total of 4,776 cases were removed on Tuesday with a further 561 on Wednesday.

However, today's update shows nine new cases for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in the last 24 hours, after no rise yesterday, while the overall total since the start of the pandemic has risen to 14,294 from 14,285 yesterday.

Weekly cases, which are on a delay, have fallen to 27 in the seven days leading up to May 16 – the most recent five days not shown due to incomplete data – a decline of one from yesterday.

The weekly case rate has fallen to 4.7 cases per 100,000 people compared to 4.9 cases yesterday.

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK increased by 2,829 in 24 hours. This takes the total to 4,457,923 nationally since the start of the pandemic.

As of last Friday the NHS England hospital daily figures are being published every weekday, rather than every day.

Local daily figures from the most recent update showed there had been no further deaths recorded since April 23 at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust.

The total number of Covid-related deaths at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust remains at 202 while at the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust it remains at 62.

The combined number of Covid-19 deaths in total in Cornwall’s hospitals since the start of the pandemic stands at 264.

The Government dashboard reports that the overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – remains at 469 in the 28 days after a positive test.

The number of deaths simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate also remains at 570 in the most recent data available. This figure is updated weekly on a Tuesday and included no new deaths in the week leading up to Friday, May 7, the most recent date given.

The overall UK figures show nine more people to have died within 28 days of their first positive test result. This takes the total UK deaths within 28 days to 127,710. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to the end of Thursday, May 20 a total of 37,518,614 people in the UK have had received their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 21,659,783 people have had their second dose.