The latest Covid data for Cornwall has been published as national cases fall slightly after 1,500 extra on the previous day yesterday but Cornwall cases have nearly tripled.

Today's update shows 60 new cases of the virus for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in the last 24 hours, following 21 cases yesterday, which puts the overall total since the start of the pandemic at 14,471.

Weekly cases, which are on a delay, have risen by 11 to 44 in the seven days leading up to June 5 – the last five days not showing due to incomplete data – marking a rise from 33 yesterday.

The weekly average case rate for Cornwall has risen again to 7.7 cases per 100,000 people from 5.8 yesterday.

There has been a slight fall in the number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK, with 7,393 new cases in 24 hours. Yesterday it was 7,540. This takes the total to 4,535,754 nationally since the start of the pandemic.

NHS England hospital daily figures are now being published every weekday, rather than every day.

Todays's data showed no new deaths in Cornwall, with the combined number of Covid-19 deaths in total in Cornwall’s hospitals since the start of the pandemic still at 265.

There have been 203 deaths at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, while at the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust it stands at 62.

The overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – remains at 470 in the 28 days after a positive test.

The number of deaths simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate remains at 570 in the most recent data available, as this figure is updated weekly on a Tuesday. It included no new deaths in the week leading up to Friday, May 21, the most recent date given.

The overall UK figures show that six further people have died within 28 days of their first positive test result, down from 13 yesterday. This means the total UK deaths within 28 days since the start of the pandemic stands at 127,860. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to the end of Wednesday, June 9 a total of 40,710,319 people in the UK have received their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 28,540,844 people have had their second dose.