Daily new cases remained practically static in Cornwall today, while the weekly average continues to creep slowly back up.

The number of new daily Covid-19 cases reported in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has risen to 299 in the last 24 hours, from 296 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 2,191 in the seven days leading up to August 9, from 2,160 yesterday.

It means the weekly case rate average now stands at 380.7 cases per 100,000 people, up from 375.3 cases on Thursday.

The overall total of cases in Cornwall since the start of the pandemic now stands at 28,806.

The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of today (Sunday), shows 28,076 new cases, down from 29,520 yesterday.

This takes the total of cases since the start of the pandemic to 6,267,437.

New hospital deaths are now only reported on weekdays by NHS England.

In the most recent update, on Friday, the combined number of Covid-19 related deaths in total in the Duchy’s hospitals since the start of the pandemic rose to 284, following one further death on Wednesday this week (August 11).

The total number recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust since the start of the pandemic is now 221, while at the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust it remains at 63.

However, the government update shows the overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – remaining at 490 in the 28 days due to a difference in reporting time.

The number of deaths in Cornwall simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate is now at 585 in the most recent data available. It shows that one new death occurred in the week leading up to Friday, July 30, the most recent date given, with this total updated weekly.

The overall UK figures show that 61 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 130,953. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to Saturday, August 13 a total of 47,302,445 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 40,577,198 have had their second dose.

In Cornwall it is 425,556 with their first dose and 370,393 with their second.