The number of new Covid cases being reported in Cornwall each day has started to creep back down.

Today's daily Covid-19 case figures in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly shows 395 new people tested positive for the virus in the previous 24 hours, down on the 400 reported yesterday and 505 reported on Thursday.

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 3,114 people testing positive in the seven days leading up to last Monday, October 18, down on the 3,147 weekly total yesterday.

The weekly case rate average has now fallen to 541.1 cases per 100,000 people from 546.8 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 54,217.

The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK shows 44,985 new cases, down from 49,298 yesterday.

This takes the total of cases since the start of the pandemic to 8,734,934.

NHS England no longer updates figures on hospital deaths at the weekend. In the most recent update, on Friday, the combined number of Covid-19 related deaths in total in the Duchy’s hospitals since the start of the pandemic rose to 314.

The total number recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals’ Trust since the start of the pandemic is now 250, after four deaths recorded this week. 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 – has not updated on the government website. Yesterday it stood at 550 in the 28 days since a positive Covid case following one new death in the past 24 hours.

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 135 more people having died within 28 days of their first positive test result, down on 180 yesterday

Total UK deaths within 28 days since the start of the pandemic stand at 139,461. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to Friday, October 22 it says a total of 49,606,419 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 45,489,980 have had their second dose. However, a note on the website states that the England vaccinations have not been updated, with the update only including figures from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

As a result there is no update to the Cornwall figures, which yesterday showed 441,561 people with their first dose, and 415,740 their second dose.