The latest figures for positive coronavirus tests results in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have been recorded and they show 26 new cases in the last 24 hours.

It means that as of 4.39pm today (Thursday) there have now been a total of 1,775 positive test results since the start of the pandemic.

The rate of transmission has now risen to 310.4 cases per 100,000 people, although this still remains relatively low compared to many parts of the country.

Across the UK the overall case figure now sits at 673,622 - a rise of 18,980 cases on the previous day.

There have been no further deaths in Cornwall in the last 24 hours, with the county’s first hospital death since September 22 reported on Saturday (October 10).

The death was recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro last Thursday but was only reported in the figures from NHS England on Saturday.

It took the total number of hospital deaths in Cornwall up to 94, with 68 of them recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust and 26 at the Cornwall Partnerships NHS Trust.

No deaths relating to coronavirus in Cornwall were registered in the most recent Office for National Statistics figures.

The latest 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 26 to October 2, but were registered up to October 10. As such, the most recent hospital death on October 8 is still not registered in the data.

It means that Cornwall's overall coronavirus death toll remains at 210 in the ONS figures.

Nationally, however, a further 81 people, who tested positive for Covid-19 have now died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 30,743.

Patients were aged between 40 and 99 years old. All except three (aged between 67 and 86) had known underlying health conditions.

The dates of death range from August 17 to October 14, with the majority being on or after October 9. Their families have been informed.

Two of the deaths were recorded in the south west.

In today’s coronavirus-related news:

A hotel in Falmouth has confirmed that a staff member has tested positive for coronavirus.

St Michael's Hotel says that the member of staff was not 'guest-facing' and that the hotel is undergoing a deep clean.

Read the full story here.

The cluster map detailing the whereabouts of coronavirus cases in Cornwall shows that Falmouth now has ten confirmed cases.

The map also reveals an increase in cases in Penryn and The Lizard, among other areas of the county.

Read the full story here.