Coronavirus in Cornwall round up: Tuesday, November 3

After yesterday’s data for positive coronavirus test results in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly was delayed, here is an update now that the figures have been published. 

The government’s coronavirus dashboard provides a daily update on the latest case statistics. However, Tuesday’s update did not arrive as usual, due to technical difficulties.

A statement on the government website read: “Owing to technical difficulties, we have not received cases data for England. We will update the service as soon as possible.”

This has now been corrected, with the data show that a 

A further 30 positive cases were confirmed in Monday’s most recent update, which brought the total number of positive test results recorded in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to 2,460 since the start of the pandemic.

This represents a rate of 430.2 cases per 100,000 people since the start of the pandemic, which is still far lower than many parts of the country.

There had been 276 cases confirmed in the seven days leading up to October 29. Data from the most recent five days is not shown due to being incomplete. This represents a weekly rate of 48.3 cases per 100,000 people.

Nationally, there were 20,018 new cases recorded in the UK during the previous 24 hours as of 7.43pm on Tuesday, bringing the total to 1,073,882 since the start of the pandemic.

The number of coronavirus cases recorded in the UK since the start of the pandemic surpassed one million on Saturday.

Today’s update will be brought to you this evening as usual, technology permitting. 

The most recent figures from the Office National Statistics, which update every Tuesday, showed that there have been no new deaths relating to coronavirus in Cornwall registered in the preceding week.

The statistics 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 October 17 to October 23, but were registered up to October 31.

The county’s most recent hospital death since September 22 was reported on Saturday, October 10.

The total number of hospital deaths in Cornwall remain at 94, with 68 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 remains at 213 in the ONS figures.

There have been no further deaths in Cornwall in the last 24 hours, but nationally a further 225 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 33,110.

Patients were aged between 47 and 101 years old. All except 11 (aged 52 to 99 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from 21 October to 2 November 2020.

Their families have been informed.

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

In today’s coronavirus-related news:

All public toilets in Falmouth, including the beaches, are to remain open during the national lockdown, town councillors were told on Monday.

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Some of the UK’s biggest supermarket chains – including Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons – have revealed whether or not they will bring back product purchase limits following concerns that some shoppers have started panic buying.

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As Cornwall prepares to enter a second lockdown people will still be able to visit Helston without even leaving their homes.

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As the country heads into a second national lockdown, there has never been a more crucial time to know what is happening in your area.

Here is how the Packet will keep bringing you the news in lockdown.

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