The number of daily and weekly cases of Covid being recorded in Cornwall continues to fall, but in smaller increments.

Today's daily Covid-19 case figures in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly show 316 new people tested positive for the virus in the previous 24 hours, six down on yesterday's figure of 322 .

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 2,423 people testing positive in the seven days leading up to last Wednesday, October 27, a further fall on the previous day's 2,493 weekly total.

The weekly case rate average has now fallen to 421.0 cases per 100,000 people from 433.2 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 57,270.

The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK shows 39,682 new cases, a rise on 38,009 yesterday.

This takes the total of cases since the start of the pandemic to 9,097,311.

In the most recent update from NHS England, the combined number of Covid-19 related deaths in total in the Duchy’s hospitals since the start of the pandemic remains at 318.

The total number recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust since the start of the pandemic is now 254, with no new deaths recorded since last 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 – remains at 563 deaths 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 40 more people having died within 28 days of their first positive test result, down from 74 yesterday. However, a note on the government dashboard reads: "Deaths data was not received from NHS England on November 1, 2021. This will have an impact on the total number of deaths reported."

Total UK deaths within 28 days since the start of the pandemic stand at 140,672. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to Sunday, October 31, 49,987,325 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 45,712,351 have had their second dose. A total of 7,925,851 have had their booster jab.

In Cornwall 445,224 people have had their first dose and 417,014 their second.