There has been a further rise in the number of hospital deaths involving Covid-19 in Cornwall, bringing the total to six reported in the last week.

Today's daily Covid-19 case figures in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly shows 334 new people tested positive for the virus in the previous 24 hours, down on the 374 reported 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 2,987 people testing positive in the seven days leading up to last Wednesday, October 20, down on the 3,084 weekly total yesterday.

The weekly case rate average has now fallen to 519.0 cases per 100,000 people from 535.9 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 54,925.

The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK shows 36,567 new cases, down from 39,962 yesterday.

This takes the total of cases since the start of the pandemic to 8,809,774.

The combined number of Covid-19 related deaths in total in the Duchy’s hospitals since the start of the pandemic has risen to 316.

The total number recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals’ Trust since the start of the pandemic is now 252, after two deaths were recorded last week on top of four already published. 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 – stands at 553 death 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 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 38 more people having died within 28 days of their first positive test result, down on 72 yesterday, although a note on the government website says this figure does not include data from Wales due to a technical issue.

Total UK deaths within 28 days since the start of the pandemic stand at 139,571. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to Saturday, October 23 49,715,228 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 45,542,207 have had their second dose.

In Cornwall there are 441,808 people with their first dose, and 416,128 with their second dose.