In the latest daily Covid update there have been four new deaths reported.

Today’s (Tuesday, August 17) daily new Covid-19 cases reported in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly showed 368 people had caught the disease compared to 273 the day before and 299 on Sunday.

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, now stands at 2,205 in the seven days leading up to August 11.

It means the weekly case rate average now stands at 383.1 cases per 100,000 people.

The overall total of cases in Cornwall since the start of the pandemic now stands at 28,717.

The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of Tuesday, August 17, shows 26,852 new cases. This takes the total of cases since the start of the pandemic to 6,322,241.

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

In the most recent update yesterday, August 17, the combined number of Covid-19 related deaths in total in the Duchy’s hospitals since the start of the pandemic stands at 284, following one further death on Wednesday last 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.

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 589 in the most recent data available.

It shows that four new deaths occurred in the week leading up to Friday, August 6, the most recent date given, with this total updated weekly.

The overall UK figures show that 170 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 131,149. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to Monday, August 16 a total of 47,369,418 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 40,841,971 have had their second dose.

In Cornwall it is 425,734 with their first dose and 373,590 with their second.