Coronavirus in Cornwall update: Saturday, November 27, 2021

Today’s daily Covid-19 case figures in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly show 429 new people tested positive for the virus in the previous 24 hours, a small decrease on yesterday’s figure of 436.

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 2,726 people testing positive in the seven days leading up to last Monday, November 22, a rise on yesterday’s 2,696 weekly total.

The weekly case rate average has also risen to 473.7 cases per 100,000, up again from a 468.4 average yesterday. 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 is now 66,324.

The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK shows 39,567 new cases, well down from 50,091 cases on Wednesday.

This takes the total of cases since the start of the pandemic to 10,110,408.

When it comes to recent hospital admissions in Cornwall, there were 29 patients with the virus in Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust hospitals and five patients in Cornwall Partnership Trust hospitals on Tuesday this week, November 23 – the most recent data given by the government. Two were in ventilation beds.

The national figures are even more up to date, and show a total of 7,633 patients with the virus in UK hospitals as of this Thursday, November 25, with 925 in ventilation beds.

NHS England no longer updates on hospital deaths at the weekend. In the most recent update, on Friday, the combined number of Covid-19 related deaths in total in the Duchy’s hospitals since the start of the pandemic stood at 338.

The total number recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust since the start of the pandemic stands at 273.

At the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust the figure remains at 65.

The government’s update, which continues to be updated daily, shows the overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – has risen by one to 599 deaths in the 28 days since a positive Covid case.

The total number of deaths in Cornwall simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate now stands at 686 in the most recent data available this week. It shows that 14 new deaths occurred in the week leading up to Saturday, November 13, the most recent date given.

The overall UK figures show 131 more people having died within 28 days of their first positive test result, down from 160 yesterday.

Total UK deaths within 28 days since the start of the pandemic stand at 144,724. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to Wednesday, November 24, 50,895,645 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 46,278,230 have had their second dose. A total of 17,130,851 have had their booster jab or third dose.

In Cornwall 452,259 have had their first jab while 420,598 have had their second. No booster details are given.

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