There has been a slight fall in the number of new Covid cases being recorded in Cornwall after figures reached close to a 1,000 in a day yesterday.

Today’s daily new Covid-19 cases in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly show 825 new people have tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours, from 953 yesterday. It followed a large rise in daily cases this week, which started out with only 273 being reported on Monday.

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 is on a delay, meaning it is still not yet show the increases of the last few days. The latest data shows a combined 2,499 people testing positive in the seven days leading up to Monday this week, August 16 - a rise from 2,232 weekly cases yesterday.

It means the weekly case rate average has risen to 434.2 cases per 100,000 people, compared to 387.8 cases yesterday.

The overall total of cases in Cornwall since the start of the pandemic now stands at 31,907.

The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of Friday, August 20, shows 32,058 new cases compared to 37,314 yesterday. This takes the total of cases since the start of the pandemic to 6,460,930.

The number of hospital deaths involving patients testing positive for the virus is no longer updated at the weekend by NHS England.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 remained at 285, following one further death at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust on Monday (August 16).

The total number recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust since the start of the pandemic is now 222, while at the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust it remains at 63.

However, the government update, which continues to change daily, now shows the overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – has risen to 493 in the 28 days since a positive Covid case, following two more deaths being reported in the last 24 hours.

The number of deaths in Cornwall simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate is now at 589 up 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 104 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 131,591. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to Friday, August 20 a total of 47,573,794 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 41,496,576 have had their second dose.

In Cornwall it is 426,192 with their first dose and 380,561 with their second.