Coronavirus in Cornwall round up: Tuesday, November 17

There have been no new positive coronavirus test results for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly since Sunday.

A brief statement on the Government website cited “technical difficulties” for incomplete figures on Monday, while Tuesday’s figures have not yet been published.

A further 61 positive cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Sunday’s most recent update, which brought the total number of positive test results recorded in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to 3,280 since the start of the pandemic.

This represents a rate of 573.6 cases per 100,000 people since the start of the pandemic, which is still lower than many parts of the country where the majority of local authorities has a rate of over 1,000 or 2,000 people – and in some parts more than 4,000 people per 100,000.

There have been 477 cases confirmed in the seven days leading up to November 11. Data from the most recent five days is not shown due to being incomplete. This represents a weekly rate of 83.4 cases per 100,000 people.

Nationally, there were 21,363 new cases recorded in the UK in Monday’s partial update, bringing the total to 1,390,681 since the start of the pandemic.

Friday saw Cornwall’s first confirmed hospital death for more than a month. One further person was reported to have died after testing positive for coronavirus in the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust. The patient died on Sunday, November 8 but was only recorded on Friday’s figures.

The total number of hospital deaths in Cornwall now stands at 95, with 69 of them recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust and 26 at the Cornwall Partnerships NHS Trust.

It means that Cornwall’s overall coronavirus death toll has risen to 214 in the ONS figures.

There have been 19 further deaths recorded in the south west in the past 24 hours.

Nationally a further 330 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 36,842.

The dates of their deaths ranged from October 29 to November 16 and their families have been informed.

In today’s coronavirus-related news:

At least 200 volunteers from Cornwall will be invited to join a leading phase three Covid-19 vaccine study, as the number of people who have signed up to take part in research hits more than 2,400 across the Duchy.

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An iconic Falmouth cafe ‘woven into the history’ of the town is to become a not for profit business in a bid to help the town’s homeless and their dogs as well as exploited girls in Nepal.

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Trafalgar Roundabout in Truro is being transformed for the festive season with a spectacular lit-up model of Truro Cathedral, which will be switched on daily from tonight.

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