Cornwall has seen a sizeable rise in the number of new Covid cases being reported, along with a further death.

Today’s daily new Covid-19 case figures in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly shows 508 new people tested positive for the virus in the previous 24 hours, a sizeable jump on the 399 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 3,105 people testing positive in the seven days leading up to last Monday, October 11, up further on yesterday's weekly figure of 3,036.

It continues to have the third highest number of weekly Covid cases in the UK, only behind Leeds with 3,810 weekly cases and Birmingham with 3,243 cases.

The weekly case rate average has now risen to 539.5 cases per 100,000 people, up from 527.5 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 51,344.

The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK shows 43,423 new cases, down from 44,932 yesterday.

This takes the total of cases since the start of the pandemic to 8,404,469.

NHS England no longer updates on hospitals deaths at the weekend. In the most recent data, from Friday, the combined number of Covid-19 related deaths in total in the Duchy’s hospitals since the start of the pandemic remained 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.

However, the government’s update, which continues through the weekend and shows the overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – has risen to 543 in the 28 days since a positive Covid case, including one 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 148 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 138,527. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to Friday, October 15 a total of 49,374,505 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 45,325,489 have had their second dose.

The Cornwall figures show 441,180 people with their first dose and 414,862 with their second.