Today's figures for positive coronavirus test results in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have now been updated following a delay earlier today. 

They show that as of 5.29pm today 37 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours.

It brings the total number of positive test results recorded in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to 2,142 since the start of the pandemic 

This represents a rate of 374.6 cases per 100,000 people since the start of the pandemic, which is still far lower than many parts of the country.

There have been 203 cases confirmed in the past seven days, representing a weekly rate of 35.5 cases per 100,000 people. 

Nationally, there have been 20,890 new cases recorded in the UK during the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 894,690 since the start of the pandemic.

The most recent figures from the Office National Statistics, which update every Tuesday, showed that one new death relating to coronavirus in Cornwall was registered in the preceding week.

The statistics 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, was the first in Cornwall to be registered for seven weeks.

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

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.

There have been no further deaths in Cornwall in the last 24 hours, but nationally a further 91 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 31,910.

Their families have been informed.

There have been three deaths recorded in the south west in the past 24 hours.

In today’s coronavirus-related news:

Boots have unveiled a new coronavirus testing service which the company says can return results from swab tests in just 12 minutes.

The pharmacy chain said the LumiraDx devices, which are able to quickly process swab tests to give customers same-day results, will be rolled out in selected stores over the next few weeks.

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