As so-called 'Freedom Day' arrives the number of daily Covid cases in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is slightly down from a high peak on Sunday.

In the latest Covid round-up the number of daily cases in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly the figure has risen by 376 in the last 24 hours, which is lower than the 422 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 1,683 in the seven days leading up to July 14, up from 1,463 on Sunday. The most recent five days is not given due to incomplete data.

This means the weekly case rate average now stands at 294.3 cases per 100,000 people, up from 255.9 cases reported yesterday.

The overall total of cases in Cornwall since the start of the pandemic is now 20,980.

The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of today (July 19), has gone up by 39,950, a further drop on the 48,161 of yesterday and 54,674 in Saturday'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 5,473,477.

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

Today there has been no change since last Tuesday's update that 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 the previous 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 – remains at 474 in the 28 days after a positive test on the government dashboard.

The number of deaths in Cornwall simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate is 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 19 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 128,727. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to Sunday, July 18 a total of 46,314,039 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 36,099,727 have had their second dose.

In Cornwall it is 420,220 with their first dose and 338,609 with their second.