There has been a slight decrease in cases in the latest daily Covid-19 case figures in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly for today (January 5, 2022).

Figures show that show 951 new people testing positive, up from Tuesday's figure of 1,067.

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 5,546 people testing positive in the seven days leading up to last Wednesday, December 29, up on Monday's total of 5,144.

The weekly case rate average has risen once again to 963.6 cases per 100,000 people from 893.8 on Tuesday. 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 87,171.

The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK shows 194,747 new cases, down on Tuesday's figure of 218,724 cases. This takes the total of cases since the start of the pandemic to 13,835,334.

When it comes to recent hospital admissions in Cornwall up to Wednesday, December 29 - the most recent data given by the government updated weekly, there were 25 patients with the virus in Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust hospitals, one in a ventilation bed, and three patients in Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust hospitals.

National healthcare update show a total of 17,276 patients with the virus in UK hospitals as of Tuesday, January 4, the most recent data, with 911 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 634 deaths in the 28 days since a positive Covid case with no new deaths recorded today.

The total number of deaths in Cornwall simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate is updated weekly and remains at 735 from data available this week. It shows that ten new deaths occurred in the week ending Friday, December 24.

The overall UK figures show 334 more people having died within 28 days of their first positive test result.

Total UK deaths within 28 days since the start of the pandemic stand at 173,248. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to Monday, January 3, a total of 51,845,518 people in the UK had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 47,523,676 had their second dose. A total of 34,586,810 have had their booster jab or third dose.

In Cornwall, as of January 3, 458,533 had their first jab while 429,287 had their second and 339,020 are reported to have had their third dose or booster..