There have been 26 new positive cases of coronavirus recorded in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in today’s latest update.

It means that as of 4.00pm today (Monday) there have now been a total of 1,507 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 263.6 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 515,571 - a rise of 12,594 cases on the previous day.

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The latest information from NHS England showed that nationally a further ten people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 30,176.

Patients were aged between 67 and 91 years old. All but one patient (aged 85) had known underlying health conditions. Their families have been informed.

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

No deaths relating to coronavirus in Cornwall were registered in the most recent weekly period, latest Office for National Statistics figures reveal.

The figures 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 September 12 to September 18, but were registered up to September 26.

It means that Cornwall's overall coronavirus death toll remains at 210.

In today’s coronavirus-related news:

Supermarket chain Tesco has revealed a number of changes in stores to keep staff and shoppers safe as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

It has also extended the hours for some of its larger stores in Cornwall.

Several months after Aldi rolled out its 'red and green' traffic light system, Tesco will be doing the same in larger stores.

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A number of the UK's leading travel firms including Jet2, TUI, First Choice and the recently relaunched Thomas Cook have shared an update on their refund policy for holidaymakers.

Online travel operator Thomas Cook has said it will issue refunds to holidaymakers within a period of two weeks, if their holidays are cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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