The latest Covid case information for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has been published.

In the most recent update, as of 5.27pm today (Friday) Cornwall is shown to have 53 new cases.

The website states that the total number of cases in the local authority area now sits at 3,436.

There have been 504 cases recorded in the seven days lead up to November 15. 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.

The UK has had 20,252 new cases reported today, bringing the total to 1,473,508 nationally since the start of the pandemic.

Last Friday saw Cornwall's first confirmed hospital death for more than a month, 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.

Nationally, a further 326 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 37,796.

Patients were aged between 29 and 100 years old. All except six - aged 50 to 82 - had known underlying health conditions, NHS England has said.

The dates of their deaths ranged from September 11 to November 19 and their families have been informed.

Of these, 20 people were from the south west, but none in Cornwall.

In today’s coronavirus-related news:

Scientists at Imperial College London believe Cornwall has an 83 per cent chance of becoming a 'hotspot' by the first week of December - just days after the country is due to come out of lockdown.

The data has been produced by the Medical Research Council Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College, in conjunction with its mathematics department.

Read the full story here.

"Genuine Cornwall-owned businesses" will be the ones receiving grants this lockdown - not second home owners.

This is the message from Cornwall Council, as it explained more about the criteria for who is receiving money.

Read the full story here.