THE latest weekly Covid-19 case figures in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly indicate 834 people tested positive in the seven days up to Tuesday, June 19, up from last week’s total of 502.

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 weekly case rate average is now 144.9 cases per 100,000 people, down from last week’s figure of 87.2.

For this figure, the Government uses the mid-2020 estimates for the permanent population of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

According to government figures, the overall total of cases in Cornwall since the start of the pandemic now stands at 161,986.

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK in the last seven days is 57,637, up from 57,629 last week.

Last week, the figure for total number of cases in the UK from the start of the pandemic was 22,239,292.

However, the government's figures now claim that the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic is 22,238,713.

The Packet has seen no explanation for the drop in case figures.

When it comes to recent hospital admissions in Cornwall up to Tuesday, June 14 – the most recent data given by the Government updated weekly – there were nine patients with the virus in Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust hospitals, with no patients in a ventilation beds, and four patients in Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust hospitals.

National figures show a total of 5,918 patients with the virus in UK hospitals as of Monday, June 13, the most recent data, up from 5,237 last week, with 175 in ventilation beds.

The combined number of Covid-19 related deaths in total in the Duchy’s hospitals since the start of the pandemic stays at 494 with one new death reported.

The total number recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust since the start of the pandemic rose to 416, with no additional deaths reported since the last update. The Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust has reported 79 in total since the start, with one additional death since the last update.

The Government’s update shows the overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – has risen to 928 deaths, with one additional death in the 28 days since a positive Covid case as of Tuesday, June 21.

The total number of deaths in Cornwall simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate is updated weekly and sits at 962 following four more deaths up to Friday, June 10 – from data available this week.

Seven day death figures for the UK are no longer being published by the government.

Total UK deaths since the start of the pandemic now stand at 196,977.

The latest vaccination figures show a total 53,539,970 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 50,069,860 had their second dose. A total of 39,850,810 have had their booster jab or third dose.

In Cornwall 464,495 have had their first dose, 445,238 their second and 371,379 their booster.