Only one new cases of coronavirus has been confirmed in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in the latest figures from the government.

It means that, as of 3.59pm yesterday, there have now been 928 positive tests for Covid-19 here since the start of the pandemic.

It comes a day after newly updated data on the government website stated that the current rate of reproduction, known as the R number, in the south west was now between 0.8 and 1.1.

It means that for every one person with the infection a further 0.8 to 1.1 people are likely to go on to be infected.

Read more here: Official south west R number rises in government update (and could be higher)

Across the UK there have now been 303,181 cases of the virus, with a rise of 880 in the 24 hours leading up to yesterday afternoon.

Yesterday it was also revealed that the rate of new cases of coronavirus in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly had more than doubled in a week, the latest figures showed.

It comes from data published yesterday, showing the rolling seven-day rate of new cases of Covid-19 for every local authority in England.

Read next: Coronavirus rate in Cornwall more than doubles (but actual cases are still low)

The number of deaths in Cornwall's hospitals remains the same today, staying at 91 where it has sat since July 2.

Earlier this week the Office for National Statistics, which has been collating numbers for all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community, confirmed there had been no increase in the overall total of 208.

The ONS figures relate to deaths in the week of July 11 and July 17, but were registered up to July 25.

Nationally a further four people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,342.

Patients were aged between 78 and 84 years old and all had known underlying health conditions. Their families have been informed.

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

Five deaths have 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.

In today's coronavirus news:

Tourists have been warned to book before they travel following reports that campsites in Cornwall are now full for the season.

Visit Cornwall chief executive Malcolm Bell said that campsites were fully booked and that anyone coming to Cornwall without a booking was unlikely to find accommodation.

Read the full story here.

Businesses in Cornwall are being warned to stay alert for hoax calls claiming to be from a 'Track and Trace' official after a business was falsely told to close their business.

The fake call was to a hairdressers, in which the caller claimed to have identified a positive case of Covid-19 in someone who had been to their premises.

Read the full story here.

A new outdoor bakery has been launched in Cornwall - where everything for sale is frozen.

The new centre offers customers the chance to buy frozen goods to bake at home, including Cornish pasties, croissants and sausage rolls.

Read the full story here.

Face coverings and masks will soon be compulsory in more public places across England, according to new government guidance.

Speaking in a press conference on Friday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated that face masks must be worn in indoor venues like cinemas, galleries and places of worship from Saturday, August 8.

Read the full story here.