The latest figures for positive coronavirus tests results in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have been recorded and they show 29 new cases in the last 24 hours.

It means that as of 4.03pm today (Friday) there have now been a total of 1,804 positive test results since the start of the pandemic.

The rate of transmission has now risen to 315.5 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 689,257 - a rise of 15,650 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 on Thursday, October 8 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 82 people, who tested positive for Covid-19 have now died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 30,825.

Patients were aged between 35 and 97 years old. All except eight (aged between 49 and 94) had known underlying health conditions.

The dates of their deaths range from October 2 - 15, with the majority being on or after October 14.

Their families have been informed.

In today’s coronavirus-related news:

Nearly 60 children and five members of staff from a Falmouth school are self-isolating following the confirmation of two cases of coronavirus cases.

St Francis Primary School remains open for other pupils and the council's public health team are working with the staff.

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A year group at Penryn Primary Academy has been told to isolate after a pupil tested positive for coronavirus.

The children have to now isolate at home for 14 days.

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