Two further hospital deaths have been reported in the latest figures relating to coronavirus in Cornwall.
It’s as Tuesday’s daily new Covid-19 case figures in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly show 319 new people have tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours, from 254 on Monday.
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, meaning it is finally starting to reflect the more recent daily decline.
The latest data shows a combined 3,411 people testing positive in the seven days leading up to last Thursday, August 26 – a further fall on the 3,849 weekly cases reported on August Bank Holiday.
It means the weekly case rate average has fallen to 592.7 cases per 100,000 people, compared to 668.8 cases Monday. 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 36,250.
The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK shows 32,181 new cases compared to 26,476 on Monday.
This takes the total of cases since the start of the pandemic to 6,789,581.
The combined number of Covid-19 related deaths in total in the Duchy’s hospitals since the start of the pandemic has risen to 292, following two new deaths at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust last Thursday, August 26 and included in Tuesday’s update from NHS England.
The total number recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust since the start of the pandemic is now 229, while at the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust it remains at 63.
The government update shows the overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – remaining at 502 in the 28 days since a positive Covid case, following two new deaths in Saturday’s update.
The number of deaths in Cornwall simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate is still at 594 in the most recent data available. It is still showing figures leading up to Friday, August 13, the most recent date given, having not updated as usual on Tuesday.
The overall UK figures show that 50 more people have died within 28 days of their first positive test result.
Total UK deaths within 28 days since the start of the pandemic stands at 132,535. These figures include people in care home and other settings.
Up to Monday, August 30 a total of 48,048,009 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 42,790,585 have had their second dose.
In Cornwall it is 427,350 with their first dose and 392,035 with their second.