Overall in England, the percentage of people testing positive for the coronavirus has continued to decrease.
The most recent update on key Covid-19 figures shows 38,330 confirmed cases of coronavirus, for the previous 7 days up to 24th of March 2021. There was a decrease of 3.3% compared to data from the week before. With a daily infection growth rate range of -6% to -3% as of 19th March 2021.
For the previous 7 days up to the 23rd of March, there have been 410 cases of new deaths, from people who had tested positive and died within 28 days of the first positive test, showing a decrease of 52.6% from the previous 7 days. There has been a pattern of an overall decrease in new deaths.
By the 23rd of March, over 28 million people in the UK have received the first dose of vaccine, with over 2.5 million people in the UK having received a second dose of vaccine.
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
The most recent data for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly shows that there have been 18 confirmed cases, on the 24th of March.
Between the 16th and 23rd of March, there are 15.4 case rates per 100,000 people, a relatively low figure, compared to 28.6, and 56.8 case rates per 100,000 people, of the South West and England respectively.
In the seven days leading up to the 23rd of March, there have been 80 confirmed cases across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
The most recent data shows that the top 5 areas by case count in the last 7 days in Cornwall are:
Launceston: 12 cases
Looe & Polperro: 5 cases
Camborne West: 4 cases
Redruth North: 4 cases
Trebetherick & Whitecross: 4 cases
From the start of the pandemic up to March 23rd 2021, there have been a total of 13,935 confirmed cases in Cornwall. A total of 563 people in Cornwall had died either from Covid-19 or with the virus as a contributory cause.
Up to 23rd of March, there have been 254,725 people who have received a first dose of the vaccine for COVID-19 in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, among which 98% of over 80s have received the first dose. There have been 17,500 people who have received a second dose of the vaccine for COVID-19.