The latest figures for positive coronavirus test 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 4pm today (Tuesday) there have now been a total of 1,892 positive test results recorded in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly since the start of the pandemic – an increase of 174 on a week ago.

This represents a rate of transmission in the region of 330.9 cases per 100,000 people since the start of the pandemic, which while slowly rising is still relatively low compared to many parts of the country.

The seven-day rate of new cases has fallen in the latest update. Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’s figure, which is correct as of Monday evening, is now 26.2 cases per 100,000 people.

This was compared to 195 cases in the previous week, which was a rate of 34.1 per 100,000.

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Across the UK the overall case figure now sits at 762,542 – a rise of 21,331 cases on the previous day and 127,622 on seven days earlier.

One death relating to coronavirus in Cornwall was registered in the most recent weekly period, latest Office for National Statistics figures reveal.

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 October 3 to October 9, but were registered up to October 17.

The death, which was of a Cornish person in hospital, is the first in Cornwall to be registered for seven weeks.

Another death – also of a Cornish person in hospital which occurred in the week of April 4 to April 10 – has also been registered this week.

The county’s first hospital death since September 22 was reported on Saturday, October 10.

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

It takes 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.

There have been no further deaths in Cornwall in the last 24 hours, but nationally a further 134 people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 31,181.

Patients were aged between 36 and 100 years old. All but six patients (aged between 68 and 91) had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from October 13 to October 19, 2020.

Their families have been informed.

There were nine deaths reported in the south west as a whole.

In today’s coronavirus-related news:

An area of Falmouth described as the town's "jewel in the crown" could be reopened shortly after people power looks to have won the day.

Sean Stratton, a member of the Friends of Princess Pavilion Group, visited the town council on Monday to hand over a petition signed by more than 1,400 residents in support of the re-opening of Gyllyngdune Gardens, attached to the pavilion.

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Discount retailer Home Bargains have introduced a new 'Aldi-inspired' traffic-light system to help control the number of shoppers in its branches, including in Cornwall.

The company hopes the traffic-light prompting system will ensure that customers socially distance inside all of its 550 stores nationwide.

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