The latest Covid-19 case information for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has now been published and it sees a seemingly large rise in cases in 24 hours.
As of 3.45pm today (Monday, December 28) there have been 261 new cases recorded since yesterday afternoon, following 86 cases being recorded on Sunday.
The total number of cases in the local authority area since the start of the pandemic is now 5,191.
There were 550 cases recorded in the seven days leading up to December 23. Data from the most recent five days is not shown due to being incomplete.
This represents a weekly rate of 96.2 cases per 100,000 people.
The UK had 32,340 new cases reported on Sunday and a further 41,385 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 2,329,730 nationally since the start of the pandemic.
There has been no further rise in hospital deaths in Cornwall involving patients who tested positive for coronavirus, with the last being reported on Boxing Day.
This was recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust on Tuesday last week (December 22) and published in figures by NHS England four days later.
It followed three deaths at the Trust the previous weekend and another death at the Cornwall Partnerships NHS Trust, again over the weekend.
There have now been 79 deaths registered to the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust and 27 to the Cornwall Partnerships NHS Trust, bringing the overall total number of hospital deaths in Cornwall to 106.
Nationally, a further 318 people, who tested positive for Covid-19 have died in the UK, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 48,860.
Patients were aged between 38 and 100 years old. All except five – aged 64 to 92 years old – had known underlying health conditions, and their families have been informed.
The dates of their deaths ranged from December 13 to December 27.
Of these, ten deaths were reported in the south west.
The government has given a warning about the information during the holiday period.
It states that UK cases and deaths will be updated every day throughout the holiday period, but with no data for Northern Ireland on December 24 to 28, no data over deaths on Scotland on December 25 to 28 and January 1 and 4, and no data for Wales on December 25 and January 1.
It warns: “UK totals for each day will reflect the sum of the nations which reported data. Cases and deaths that would have been reported during these periods are likely to instead be reported on the following days.
“As a result, any changes to published data should be interpreted with caution during this period, as they may be a result of changes to reporting schedules.”