Coronavirus in Cornwall round up: Tuesday, September 29

There have been 37 new positive cases of coronavirus recorded in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in today’s latest update.

It means that as of 4.18pm today (Tuesday) there have now been a total of 1,363 positive test results recorded in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly since the start of the pandemic.

This represents a rate of transmission in the region of 238.4 cases per 100,000 people, which while slowly rising is still low compared to many parts of the country.

Across the UK the overall case figure now sits at 446,156 – a rise of 7,143 cases on the previous day.

There have been no further deaths in Cornwall in the last 24 hours, but nationally a further 44 people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,962.

Patients were aged between 47 and 99 years old. All had known underlying health conditions. Date of death ranges from September 23 to 28. Their families have been informed.

There were no deaths reported in the south west as a whole.

No deaths relating to coronavirus in Cornwall were 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 September 12 to September 18, but were registered up to September 26.

It means that Cornwall’s overall coronavirus death toll remains at 210.

The ONS data does not include the most recent death, confirmed last Tuesday by NHS England.

The patient died at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, which has now had 67 deaths. Cornwall Partnerships NHS Trust remains at 26, making a combined total of 93 hospital deaths.

In today’s coronavirus-related news:

People are needed to work as doorstep Covid-19 testers in Cornwall – and they could earn £130 a day to do it.

Employment agency Reed has posted the advert on LinkedIn and on its own website for testers to work in the Penzance area.

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A GP surgery has been granted planning permission for a new extension which will help keep well patients away from poorly patients.

Probus Surgery had been planning to use the extension to provide a cafe where those accompanying patients for surgery could wait, but the outbreak of coronavirus led them to amend the plans.

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