Cases in Cornwall continue to rise in the number of new daily cases being recorded in the county - with one more death reported today.

Today's daily Covid-19 case figures in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly shows 505 new people tested positive for the virus in the previous 24 hours, a rise on the 457reported 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 3,164 people testing positive in the seven days leading up to last Thursday, October 16.

The weekly case rate average has now fallen to 549.8 cases per 100,000 people from 551.5 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 53,422.

The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK shows 52,009 new cases, up again from 49,139 yesterday.

This takes the total of cases since the start of the pandemic to 8,641,221.

The combined number of Covid-19 related deaths in total in the Duchy’s hospitals since the start of the pandemic now stands at 312.

The total number recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals’ Trust since the start of the pandemic is now 248 with two new deaths reported on October 16 and 17 respectively, the first new deaths since October 3. 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 – now stands at 549 in the 28 days since a positive Covid case following one new death today and two yesterday.

The total number of deaths in Cornwall simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate increased to 645 in the most recent data available this week. It shows that four new deaths occurred in the week leading up to Friday, October 8, the most recent date given.

The overall UK figures show 115 more people having died within 28 days of their first positive test result, down from 179 yesterday

Total UK deaths within 28 days since the start of the pandemic stand at 139,146. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to Wednesday, October 20 a total of 49,554,407 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 45,460,122 have had their second dose.

The Cornwall figures show 441,459 people with their first dose although the second dose figures appear not to have been updated and last stood at 415,549.