There have been 37 new positive cases of coronavirus recorded in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in today’s latest update.

It means that as of 4pm today (Sunday) there have now been a total of 1,311 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 229.3 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 434,969 - a rise of 5,693 cases on the previous day.

There have been no further deaths in Cornwall in the last 24 hours, but nationally a further 17 people who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,908.

Their families have been informed.

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:

Shoppers have been urged not to be a 'Covidiot' and panic-buy food and supplies.

The warning comes after some supermarkets reported that customers had begun to stockpile toilet roll and food, following suggestions of an incoming second lockdown.

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Cornish businesses should think differently about ways to build staff togetherness and develop new ideas during the pandemic, according to leaders at a training and skills company.

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CCB Training, part of the Cornwall College Group (TCCG), has become an approved intermediary representative for the Government’s Kickstart Scheme, and is urging local businesses to get involved.

The Kickstart Scheme was launched on the July 8 as part of the Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs Scheme.

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