The latest positive coronavirus test results in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have been published.

As of 4pm today (November 15) the data shows that a further 61 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 3,280 since the start of the pandemic.

This represents a rate of 573.6 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 504 cases confirmed in the seven days leading up to November 10. Data from the most recent five days is not shown due to being incomplete. This represents a weekly rate of 88.1 cases per 100,000 people.

Nationally, there were 24,962 new cases recorded in the UK, bringing the total to 1,369,318 since the start of the pandemic.

Friday 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 four further deaths recorded in the south west in the past 24 hours.

Nationally a further 132 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 36,322.

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

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Parts of Cornwall are being told to "stick to the rules" after seeing an above average spike of coronavirus cases.

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