Coronavirus in Cornwall round up – Sunday, August 16

There are two new cases of coronavirus in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, according to the latest figures.

There were 953 positive tests for Covid-19 in the local authority area as of 4pm on Friday, with that figure rising by two to 955 as of 4pm yesterday.

Across the UK there have now been 317,379 cases of the virus – a rise of 1,012 on the previous day.

No deaths related to coronavirus were recorded across Cornwall in the latest weekly Office for National Statistics information, released on Tuesday.

The latest figures from the ONS, which has been collating data for deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community, relate to the week of July 25 and July 31, but were registered up to August 8.

It means that Cornwall’s overall coronavirus death toll continues to stand at 208, a figure that has remained static since July 21, when it rose by one on the previous week’s update.

There have been no hospital deaths since July 2.

Nationally a further two people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,458.

Patients were aged between 89 and 91 years old and both had known underlying health conditions. Their families have been informed.

No deaths have been reported in the south west in the last 24 hours.

One death has also been reported by NHS England where there was no positive Covid-19 test result, but the virus had been documented as a direct or underlying cause on the death certificate.

The rate of infection in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly stands at 167 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 487.2.