Coronavirus in Cornwall round up: Saturday, September 12

Seven new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly over the last 24 hours.

The total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 for the local authority area now sits at 1,033 as of 4pm today.

This represents a rate of 180.7 cases per 100,000 people, which still remains one of the lowest in the country.

Across the UK there have now been 365,174 cases of the virus as of this afternoon – a rise of 3,497 on the previous day.

Yesterday saw the first coronavirus-related hospital death in Cornwall recorded since July 2.

The patient died at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, which has now had 66 deaths.

Cornwall Partnerships NHS Trust remains at 26, which makes a new combined total of 92 hospital deaths.

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The most recent update from the Office for National Statistics, issued on Tuesday prior to the latest death, put Cornwall’s overall coronavirus death toll at 210. This figure represents deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and in the community.

Nationally the deaths of a further eight people who tested positive for Covid-19 have been recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,656.

Patients were aged between 61 and 91 years old, and all had known underlying health conditions. Their families have been informed.

The dates of the deaths range from August 30 to September 11, with the majority on or after September 10 according to NHS England.

In today’s coronavirus news:

Villagers in Flushing have shown their gratitude to two local organisations that have gone above and beyond during the coronavirus pandemic.

Money was presented to Trescobeas Surgery, which also covers Mylor Surgery dispensary and Flushing Surgery, and the Royal Mail delivery office in Falmouth, in recognition of the work carried out by all staff during lockdown.

Read the full story here.

A man with coronavirus who was in a coma with a slim chance of survival is now to climb Cornwall’s highest mountain.

What’s more, he’s aiming to raise £100,000 to develop a healing garden at Royal Cornwall Hospital.

Read the full story here.

People across Cornwall have been staring at the sky this morning as an historic Spitfire flew past in tribute to the NHS.

The World War Two aircraft could be seen over Falmouth, Helston, Truro, Redruth and Hayle, displaying the words ‘Thank U NHS’ in recognition of the work healthcare professionals have carried out during the coronavirus pandemic.

See photos of the aeroplane here.