There continues to be a fall in the weekly Covid case total in Cornwall, but sadly the number of deaths has risen.

Today's daily Covid-19 case figures in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly show 324 new people tested positive for the virus in the previous 24 hours, by coincidence exactly the same rise as 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 2,622 people testing positive in the seven days leading up to last Monday, October 25, a further large fall on the previous day's 2,737 weekly total.

The weekly case rate average has now fallen to 455.6 cases per 100,000 people from 475.6 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 56,632.

The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK shows 41,278 new cases, down from 43,467 yesterday.

This takes the total of cases since the start of the pandemic to 9,019,962.

NHS England no longer gives weekend updates on figures for the number of hospital deaths.

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 remained at 318, after a rise reported the previous day.

The total number recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust since the start of the pandemic is now 254, with two new deaths recorded last Sunday (October 24) and Tuesday (October 26). At the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust the figure 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 risen to 563 deaths in the 28 days since a positive Covid case, a rise of four on yesterday's total.

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 166 more people having died within 28 days of their first positive test result, down from 185 yesterday.

Total UK deaths within 28 days since the start of the pandemic stand at 140,558. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to Friday, October 29, 49,922,090 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 45,672,948 have had their second dose.

In Cornwall there are 444,850 people with their first dose, while there are now 416,757 with their second dose.