THE latest weekly Covid-19 case figures in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly indicate 1,339 people tested positive in the seven days up to Tuesday, July 5, up from last week’s total of 1,147.

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 232.7 cases per 100,000 people, up from last week’s figure of 199.3.

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 164,081.

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK in the last seven days, according to government data, has remained at 57,641. No explanation has been given for the discrepancy in figures.

Last week, the figure for total number of cases in the UK from the start of the pandemic was 22,239,968.

When it comes to recent hospital admissions in Cornwall up to Tuesday, June 28 – the most recent data given by the Government – there were 18 patients with the virus in Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust hospitals, with no patients in a ventilation beds, and 17 patients in Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust hospitals.

National figures show a total of 10,081 patients with the virus in UK hospitals as of Monday, June 27, the most recent data, up from 7,373 last week, with 175 in ventilation beds.

No data from the NHS was available for Covid-19 related deaths.

The Government’s update shows the overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – has risen to 930 deaths, with one additional death in the 28 days since a positive Covid case as of Tuesday, July 5.

The total number of deaths in Cornwall simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate is updated weekly and sits at 964 as of Tuesday, July 5.

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

Total UK deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to government data, have remained at 197,288. No explanation has been given for the lack of updated figures.

The latest vaccination figures show a total 53,577,314 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 50,126,662 had their second dose. A total of 39,931,494 have had their booster jab or third dose.

In Cornwall 464,448 have had their first dose according to government figures, despite claiming the figures was 464,457 last week.

Government data says 445,407 people have had their second dose and 371,722 have had their booster.