Daily Covid cases in Cornwall have fallen again in the latest daily update from the Government

Today's daily Covid-19 case figures in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly show 242 new people tested positive for the virus in the previous 24 hours, down yesterday's figure of 283.

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 2,013 people testing positive in the seven days leading up to last Wednesday, November 10, a slight rise on yesterday's 1,999 weekly total.

The weekly case rate average has risen slightly to 349.8 cases per 100,000, up from a 347.3 average 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 61,465.

The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK on yesterday showed 39,705 new cases, up from 36,517 yesterday.

This takes the total of cases since the start of the pandemic to 9,600,369.

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 has risen to 332.

The total number recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust since the start of the pandemic is now 267, after a new death on November 12, in addition to deaths on November 9 and 10. At the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust the figure has risen by one in the past week, to 65.

The government’s update, showing the overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – remains at 586 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 664 in the most recent data available this week. It shows that seven new deaths occurred in the week leading up to Friday, October 29, the most recent date given.

The overall UK figures show 47 more people having died within 28 days of their first positive test result today, down from 63 yesterday.

Total UK deaths within 28 days since the start of the pandemic stand at 142,945. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to Sunday, November 14, 50,582,504 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 46,027,909 have had their second dose. A total of 12,860,751 have had their booster jab or third dose.

In Cornwall 449,374 have had their first jab while 418,655 had their second.