Cornwall continues to have the third highest number of weekly Covid cases in the UK after seeing the total rise above 3,000.

The Duchy saw 3,036 people testing positive for the virus in the seven days up to last Sunday, the most recent data available.

It puts it behind only Leeds with 3,733 weekly cases and Birmingham with 3,170 cases.

Today’s daily new Covid-19 case figures in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly shows 399 new people tested positive for the virus in the previous 24 hours, a down from the jump to 575 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 3,036 people testing positive in the seven days leading up to last Sunday, October 10, up on yesterday's weekly figure of 2,946.

The weekly case rate average has now risen to 527.5 cases per 100,000 people, up from 511.9 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 is now 50,836.

The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK shows 44,932 new cases, slightly down from 45,066 yesterday.

This takes the total of cases since the start of the pandemic to 8,361,651.

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 the last death 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 – remains at 542 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 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 145 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 138,379. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to Thursday, October 14 a total of 49,335,154 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 45,297,231 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 441,006 people with their first dose and 414,448 with their second.