The latest positive coronavirus test results in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have been published - and for the second day running there has been a jump of more than 100 cases.

As of 4pm today (November 14) the data shows that a further 135 positive cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the past 24 hours.

This brings the total number of positive test results recorded in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to 3,219 since the start of the pandemic.

This represents a rate of 563 cases per 100,000 people since the start of the pandemic, which is still lower than many parts of the country where the majority of local authorities has a rate of over 1,000 or 2,000 people - and in some parts more than 4,000 people per 100,000.

There have been 431 cases confirmed in the seven days leading up to November 9. Data from the most recent five days is not shown due to being incomplete. This represents a weekly rate of 75.4 cases per 100,000 people.

Nationally, there were 26,860 new cases recorded yesterday in the UK, bringing the total to 1,344,356 since the start of the pandemic.

Yesterday saw Cornwall's first confirmed hospital death for more than a month. One further person was reported to have died after testing positive for coronavirus in the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust. The patient died on Sunday, November 8 but was only recorded on Friday's figures.

The total number of hospital deaths in Cornwall now stands at 95, with 69 of them recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust and 26 at the Cornwall Partnerships NHS Trust.

It means that Cornwall’s overall coronavirus death toll has risen to 214 in the ONS figures.

There have been 18 further deaths recorded in the south west in the past 24 hours.

Nationally a further 304 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 36,190.

Patients were aged between 21 and 100 years old. NHS England said that all except nine - aged 30 to 96 - had known underlying health conditions.

The date of their deaths ranged from September 10 to November 13 and their families have been informed.

In today’s coronavirus-related news:

Rapid Covid testing is coming to part of Falmouth.

King Charles Court Nursing Home is one of only 20 care homes in the country to be chosen for a pilot scheme giving rapid testing to families.

Provided they test negative, it will give families greater access to their loved ones, with unlimited length visits and limited physical contact, such as hand-holding, while still wearing PPE.

Read the full story here.

Coronavirus infections in the south west are expected to grow at more than double the rate of what is predicted nationally.

This was the latest information from the government and SAGE (the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) in its update on Friday lunchtime.

Read the full story here.