Three more confirmed cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Cornwall in the last 24 hours, although the number of hospital deaths remains static.
Yesterday the Packet reported how confirmed cases of the virus in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly jumped by almost 300, seemingly overnight, due to a discrepancy in the way they had previously been recorded by the Government.
This figure rose again in yesterday evening’s update from Public Health England, with three further confirmed cases, bringing the total to 885.
Today’s figures from NHS England show that no further people have died in the county’s hospitals after recording a positive test result for Covid-19, or in the south west region as a whole.
It means that the total number of deaths recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust sits at 65, with the total for the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust remaining at 26, giving a total of 91 for Cornwall following a rise of one on Thursday.
It marked the first new hospital death in exactly a month in the county.
However, the NHS England figures only cover deaths in hospitals and the most recent figures for deaths in all settings in Cornwall – hospitals, care homes and the wider community – from the Office for National Statistics was 203.
Nationally in the last 24 hours, a further 39 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,871.
Patients were aged between 45 and 99 years old. All patients had known underlying health conditions and their families have been informed.
A further nine people died in hospital after not having a Covid-19 positive test result, but where the virus was recorded as a direct or underlying cause of death.
In today’s coronavirus news:
The owner of two holiday parks on the Lizard Peninsula has explained what it will be doing to keep visitors safe when they return this Monday.
With up to 80,000 visitors expected to arrive in the county this weekend and that figure expected to rise further in the coming weeks, Parkdean has introduced a number of health and safety measures ahead of its parks reopening on July 6.
The roads into Cornwall are looking busy as the region reopens for tourism for the first time since March.
Traffic cameras on the A30 and M5 have shown busy roads throughout the morning as holidaymakers in cars, caravans and campervans head to Cornwall and Devon.
Hospitality businesses in Falmouth are calling for the Government to press head with its suggested ‘al fresco revolution’ plan that would allow restaurants and pubs to increase their outdoor space by putting tables on public spaces like car parks and pavements.
Falmouth’s Town Team, which includes Falmouth Business Improvement District (BID) and the town council, is leading the charge as part of its initiatives to support businesses reopening in the town.
Services are to begin again at Truro Cathedral tomorrow for the first time in almost four months.
However, there will be a few changes to the services of pre-lockdown.