The number of new cases of Covid-19 in Cornwall has started to fall overall this week although six new hospital deaths have been reported in the past week.

Tuesday's daily Covid-19 case figures in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly show 375 new people tested positive for the virus in the previous 24 hours, up on the 334 reported on Monday – the first time in a number of days it has been a rise.

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 2,925 people testing positive in the seven days leading up to last Thursday, October 21, down on the previous day's 2,987 weekly total.

The weekly case rate average has now fallen to 508.2 cases per 100,000 people from 519.0 on Monday. 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 55,300.

The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK shows 40,954 new cases, up from 36,567 on Monday. A note on the government website reads that the figures include three days from Wales but there is an issue with new case reporting.

This takes the total of cases since the start of the pandemic to 8,853,227.

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 six deaths were recorded last 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 – 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 649 in the most recent data available this week. It shows that four new deaths occurred in the week leading up to Friday, October 15, the most recent date given.

The overall UK figures show 263 more people having died within 28 days of their first positive test result, a huge rise on the 38 from Monday, perhaps due to that figure not including data from Wales due to a technical issue.

Total UK deaths within 28 days since the start of the pandemic stand at 139,834. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to Monday, October 24 49,753,037 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 45,582,891 have had their second dose.

In Cornwall there are 441,808 people with their first dose, and 416,223 with their second dose.