The latest daily Covid round-up of figures for Cornwall from the government show another big jump in cases today.

Today’s daily new Covid-19 case figures in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly shows 546 new people tested positive for the virus in the previous 24 hours, a big rise on yesterday’s 479 cases.

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. The latest data shows a combined 2,636 people testing positive in the seven days leading up to last Sunday, October 2.

It means the weekly case rate average has now risen to 458 cases per 100,000 people. 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 47,716.

The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK shows 36,060 new cases.

This takes the total of cases since the start of the pandemic to 8,081,300.

In the most recent data today, the combined number of Covid-19 related deaths in total in the Duchy’s hospitals since the start of the pandemic stands at 310.

The total number recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals’ Trust since the start of the pandemic is now 246, with one death on September 30 and one on October 3, while at the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust it is still 64.

The government’s update shows the overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – is now at 538 in the 28 days since a positive Covid case.

The total number of deaths in Cornwall simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate increased to 634 in the most recent data available. It shows that six new deaths occurred in the week leading up to Friday, September 24, the most recent date given.

The overall UK figures show that 127 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 137,541. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

By Thursday, October 7 a total of 49,101,734 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 45,107,185 have had their second dose. A note on the Government website says: “The vaccination uptake percentages for the UK will not be updated while we work on a solution to include 12-15 year olds.”

In Cornwall it stands at 440,435 with their first dose and 413,081 with their second.