There has been a new rise in the number of Covid-related deaths in Cornwall.

Today’s daily new Covid-19 case figures in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly shows 427 new people tested positive for the virus in the previous 24 hours, a small fall from 437 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. The latest data shows a combined 2,896 people testing positive in the seven days leading up to last Friday, October 8, a small rise on yesterday's weekly figure of 2,833.

The weekly case rate average has now risen to above 500, at 503.2 cases per 100,000 people, up from 492.2 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 49,862.

The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK shows 42,776 new cases, up from 38,250 yesterday.

This takes the total of cases since the start of the pandemic to 8,272,883.

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 remains 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 most recently, 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 – has risen to 541 in the 28 days since a positive Covid case, with new new deaths recorded in the past 24 hours.

The total number of deaths in Cornwall simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate increased to 641 in the most recent data available this week. It shows that seven new deaths occurred in the week leading up to Friday, October 1, the most recent date given.

The overall UK figures show that 136 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 stand at 138,080. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to Tuesday, October 12 a total of 49,252,939 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 45,239,759 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.”

The Cornwall figures show 440,763 people with their first dose and 413,904 with their second.