Daily cases of Covid in Cornwall have fallen back again after a big jump yesterday, but hospital deaths have risen for the fourth time in the past week.

Today's daily Covid-19 case figures in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly show 288 new people tested positive for the virus in the previous 24 hours, a large fall on yesterday's figure of 426.

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 2,134 people testing positive in the seven days leading up to last Friday, November 12, a rise on yesterday's 2,044 weekly total.

The weekly case rate average has also risen to 370.3 cases per 100,000, up from a 355.2 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 62,179.

The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK shows 8,263 new cases, up from 37,243 yesterday.

This takes the total of cases since the start of the pandemic to 9,675,058.

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 333.

The total number recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust since the start of the pandemic is now 268, after a new death on Monday (November 15) in addition to deaths on November 9, 10 and 12. At the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust the figure remains at 65.

The government’s update, showing the overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – now stands at 590 deaths in the 28 days since a positive Covid case, including one new death reported in the last 24 hours.

The total number of deaths in Cornwall simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate increased to 672 in the most recent data available this week. It shows that eight new deaths occurred in the week leading up to Friday, November 5, the most recent date given.

The overall UK figures show 201 more people having died within 28 days of their first positive test result today, slightly down from 214 on Monday.

Total UK deaths within 28 days since the start of the pandemic stand at 143,360. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to Tuesday, November 16, 50,645,981 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 46,065,838 have had their second dose. A total of 13,494,890 have had their booster jab or third dose.

In Cornwall 449,550 have had their first jab while 418,919 have had their second.