FOLLOWING a slow fall in the number of daily Covid cases, figures on Tuesday have started to go back up with three new deaths also reported.

Tuesday's daily Covid-19 case figures in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly show 422 new people tested positive for the virus in the previous 24 hours, up on Monday's figure of 316 .

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 2,382 people testing positive in the seven days leading up to last Thursday, October 28, a further fall on Monday's 2,423 weekly total.

The weekly case rate average has now fallen to 413.9 cases per 100,000 people from 421.0 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 57,692.

The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK shows 33,865 new cases, a fall on 39,682 on Monday.

This takes the total of cases since the start of the pandemic to 9,130,857.

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 255, with one new death recorded last Friday (October 29). 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 – now stands at 566 deaths in the 28 days since a positive Covid case, with three new deaths reported on Tuesday.

The total number of deaths in Cornwall simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate increased to 657 in the most recent data available this week. It shows that eight new deaths occurred in the week leading up to Friday, October 22, the most recent date given.

The overall UK figures show 293 more people having died within 28 days of their first positive test result, well up from 40 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 140,964. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to Monday, November1, 50,025,020 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 45,731,565 have had their second dose. By Sunday October 31, a total of 7,925,851 have had their booster jab.

In Cornwall 445,722 people have had their first dose and 417,118 their second.