Figures for the bank holiday show both daily and weekly cases continuing to fall in Cornwall. 

Today’s daily new Covid-19 case figures in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly show 254 new people have tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours, from 369 yesterday.

The weekly total number of people with at least one positive Covid-19 test result (either lab-reported or lateral flow device) is on a five-day delay, meaning it is finally starting to reflect the more recent daily decline.

The latest data shows a combined 3,849 people testing positive in the seven days leading up to last Wednesday, August 25 – a further fall on the 4,350 weekly cases reported yesterday.

It means the weekly case rate average has fallen to 668.8 cases per 100,000 people, compared to 755.8 cases yesterday. For this figure the government uses the mid-2020 estimates for the permanent population of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The overall total of cases in Cornwall since the start of the pandemic now stands at 35,931.

The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK shows 26,476 new cases compared to 33,196 yesterday. This takes the total of cases since the start of the pandemic to 6,757,650.

NHS England now only updates the numbers of hospital deaths on weekdays, and being a bank holiday today is counted as a weekend day.

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 290, following four furthers death at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust reported earlier this week - one each day between last Friday, August 20 and Monday this week, August 23. One further death at the trust last Friday had already been reported.

The total number recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust since the start of the pandemic is now 227, 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 502 in the 28 days since a positive Covid case, following two new deaths in Saturday's update.

The number of deaths in Cornwall simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate is at 594 in the most recent data available. It shows that four new deaths occurred in the week leading up to Friday, August 13, the most recent date given, with this total updated weekly on a Tuesday.

The overall UK figures show that 48 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 132,485. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to Sunday, August 29 a total of 48,024,928 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 42,718,652 have had their second dose.

In Cornwall it is 427,260 with their first dose and 391,243 with their second.