Cornwall has recorded its third Covid-related hospital death this week.

It's as the latest Covid round-up the number of new daily cases in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly stands at 255 in the last 24 hours, compared to 344 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, continues on an upward trend to 2,298 in the seven days leading up to July 18, up from 2,241 yesterday. The most recent five days is not given due to incomplete data.

This means the weekly case rate average stands at 401.9 cases per 100,000 people, up again from 391.9 cases reported yesterday.

The overall total of cases in Cornwall since the start of the pandemic is now 22,127.

The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of today (July 23), has gone up by 36,389 a drop on 39,906 yesterday.

This takes the total of cases since the start of the pandemic to over five million nationally since the start of the pandemic to 5,637,975.

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

Today another new death has been announced, the third this week. The combined number of Covid-19 deaths in total in the Duchy’s hospitals since the start of the pandemic has now risen to 275.

It was recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust yesterday (Thursday, July 22), following one the day before on Wednesday (July 21) and another on Monday (July 19). It brings the total number recorded at the hospital trust since the start of the pandemic to 213, 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 477 in the 28 days after a rise of one on the government dashboard.

The number of deaths in Cornwall simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate is now at 579 in the most recent data available. It shows three new deaths in the week leading up to Friday, July 9, the most recent date given.

The overall UK figures show that 64 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 129,044. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to Wednesday, July 21 a total of 46,476,845 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 36,762,646 have had their second dose.

In Cornwall it is 421,202 with their first dose and 343,035 with their second.