Cornwall continues to see a fall in the number of new daily cases being recorded.

Today’s daily new Covid-19 case figures in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly shows 357 new people tested positive for the virus in the previous 24 hours, a fall on the 411 yesterday and the 508 on Saturday.

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 3,197 people testing positive in the seven days leading up to last Wednesday, October 13, up further on yesterday's weekly figure of 3,152.

The weekly case rate average has now risen to 555.5 cases per 100,000 people, up from 547.7 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 52,112.

The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK shows 49,156 new cases, up from 45,140 yesterday.

This takes the total of cases since the start of the pandemic to 8,497,868.

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, which shows the overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – remains at 543 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 45 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 138,584. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to Sunday, October 17 a total of 49,422,753 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 45,377,411 have had their second dose.

The Cornwall figures appear not to have been updated and still show 441,180 people with their first dose and 414,862 with their second.