A smaller number of coronavirus cases has been recorded today than on many days this week.

The past 24 hours has seen nine more positive test results confirmed in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Yesterday saw 74 new cases reported in the previous 48 hours, as Thursday's figure could not be confirmed due to the government data website being down.

It means that as of 4pm today (Saturday) there have now been a total of 1,274 positive test results recorded in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly since the start of the pandemic.

This represents a rate of transmission in the region of 222.8 cases per 100,000 people, which while slowly rising is still low compared to many parts of the country.

Across the UK the overall case figure now sits at 429,277 - a rise of 6,042 cases on the previous day.


There have been no further deaths in Cornwall in the last 24 hours, but nationally a further 20 people who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,891.

Patients were aged between 43 and 96 years old, and all had known underlying health conditions according to NHS England.

Their families have been informed.

The date of their deaths ranges from April 3 to September 25, with the majority on or after 23 September.

There were no deaths reported in the south west as a whole.

Tuesday this week (September 22) saw the most recent coronavirus-related hospital death recorded in Cornwall.

The patient died at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, which has now had 67 deaths.

Cornwall Partnerships NHS Trust remains at 26, which makes a combined total of 93 hospital deaths.

The most recent update from the Office for National Statistics, also issued on Tuesday, saw Cornwall's overall coronavirus death toll remain at 210. This figure represents deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and in the community.

These related to the week of September 5 to September 11, but were registered up to September 19.

The ONS data does not include the most recent hospital death confirmed this week by NHS England.

In today's coronavirus-related news:

The number of new coronavirus cases confirmed in the last seven days has tripled in Cornwall, although the amount of deaths remains low.

Government data shows that cases over a seven-day period have risen to 179, compared to 60 the previous week.

Read the full story here.

More people will be able to say goodbye to their loved ones at a Cornish crematorium thanks to a digital upgrade.

Treswithian Downs crematorium in Camborne is one of five in the south west to receive a major upgrade, as restrictions on the number of people attending funeral services look set to continue for some time due to coronavirus.

Read the full story here.

Several supermarket chains have re-introduced limits on a number of 'key products' following concerns that shoppers have started panic buying across the country.

Tesco has joined Morrisons to cap how much customers can buy in their stores.

Read the full story here.