The day before so-called 'Freedom Day', the number of Covid cases in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has shot up again.

In the latest Covid round-up the number of daily cases in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly the figure has risen by 422, which is up on the 379 cases yesterday.

The total number of people with at least one positive Covid-19 test result (either lab-reported or lateral flow device) in the most recent seven-day period given, which is on a delay, has risen to 1,463 in the seven days leading up to July 13, up from 1,320 on Saturday. The most recent five days is not given due to incomplete data.

This means the weekly case rate average now stands at 255.9 cases per 100,000 people, up from 230.8 cases reported yesterday.


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The overall total of cases in Cornwall since the start of the pandemic now exceeds 20, 000 at 20,604 up from 19,803 yesterday.

The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of today (July 18), has gone up by 48,161, a drop on the 54,674 on yesterday's figures.

This takes the total of cases since the start of the pandemic to over five million nationally since the start of the pandemic to 5,433,939.

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

On Saturday there has been no change since Tuesday's update showed the combined number of Covid-19 deaths in total in the Duchy’s hospitals since the start of the pandemic had risen to 272, after two further deaths were announced.

These were recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust on Friday and Saturday last week, July 9 and 10, bringing the total to 210, while at the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust it remains at 62.

The government update shows the overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – now stands at 474 in the 28 days after a positive test on the government dashboard, following a rise of one on Friday.

The number of deaths in Cornwall simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate is now at 576 in the most recent data available. It shows two new deaths in the week leading up to Friday, July 2, the most recent date given.

The overall UK figures show that 25 more people have died within 28 days of their first positive test result. Total UK deaths within 28 days since the start of the pandemic stands at 128,078. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to Saturday, July 17 a total of 46,295,853 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 35,970,849 have had their second dose.

In Cornwall it is 420,081 with their first dose and 337,797 with their second.