The weekly number of Covid cases in Cornwall has risen again but today daily figures have risen as well.

The number of new daily cases in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has risen to 308 in the last 24 hours, from 262 yesterday.

The total number of people with at least one positive Covid-19 test result (either lab-reported or lateral flow device) in the most recent seven-day period given, which is on a delay, has risen to 1,679 in the seven days leading up to August 4, from 1,577 yesterday.

It means the weekly case rate average now stands at 291.7 cases per 100,000 people, compared to 274 cases yesterday.

The overall total of cases in Cornwall since the start of the pandemic is now 26,127.

The daily number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of today, August 9, shows 25,161 new cases.

This takes the total of cases since the start of the pandemic to 6,094,243.

As of today the combined number of Covid-19 deaths in total in the Duchy’s hospitals since the start of the pandemic remains at 280, following two further deaths at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust on Monday, August 2, after the first death in many months was recorded at the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust, last Sunday, August 1.

The total number recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust since the start of the pandemic is now 217, while at the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust it is at 63.

The government update shows the overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – is now at 487 in the 28 days after a positive Covid test.

The number of deaths in Cornwall simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate is now at 584 in the most recent data available. It shows three new deaths in the week leading up to Friday, July 23, the most recent date given, with this total updated weekly.

The overall UK figures show that 37 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 130,357. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

Up to Sunday, August 8 a total of 47,059,639 people in the UK have had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 39,551,538 have had their second dose.

In Cornwall it is 424,827 with their first dose and 361,032 with their second.