The figures were very late this evening but the daily Covid-19 case figures in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly remain high with the number of new people testing positive are down on yesterday's high figure of 865 to 713.

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 3,264 people testing positive in the seven days leading up to last Friday, December 24, down very slightly on yesterday's total of 3,284.

The weekly case rate average has fallen slightly to 567.1 cases per 100,000 people. 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 now stands at 81,654.

The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK shows 189,213 new cases, a rise again on 183,037 cases yesterday. This takes the total of cases since the start of the pandemic to 12,748,050.

When it comes to recent hospital admissions in Cornwall up to December 22 - the most recent data given by the government updated weekly, there were 28 patients with the virus in Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust hospitals, one in a ventilation beds, and two patients in Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust hospitals.

National healthcare update show a total of 11,898 patients with the virus in UK hospitals as of Wednesday, December 29, the most recent data, with 868 in ventilation beds.

The combined number of Covid-19 related deaths in total in the Duchy’s hospitals since the start of the pandemic now stands at 357.

The total number recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust since the start of the pandemic is now at 291 with two more deaths reported with one on Boxing Day and one on December 28. At the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust the figure stayed at 66.

The government’s update shows the overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – stands at 632 deaths in the 28 days since a positive Covid case with three new deaths recorded yesterday.

The total number of deaths in Cornwall simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate is updated weekly and remains at 728 from data available this week. It shows that ten new deaths occurred in the week ending Friday, December 17.

The overall UK figures show 332 more people having died within 28 days of their first positive test result. A big jump on 57 yesterday

Total UK deaths within 28 days since the start of the pandemic stand at 148,421. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to Wednesday, December 29, a total of 51,738,013 people in the UK had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 47,368,074 had their second dose. A total of 32,696,064 have had their booster jab or third dose.

In Cornwall 458,144 had their first jab while 428,699 had their second and 331,654 are reported to have had their third dose or booster.