Coronavirus in Cornwall round up – Sunday, August 2

One new case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly according to the latest figures.

It means that, as of 4.15pm yesterday, there have now been 929 positive tests for Covid-19 in the local authority area since the start of the pandemic.

Across the UK there have now been 303,952 cases of the virus – a rise of 771 on the previous day.

It was revealed on Friday that the rate of new cases of coronavirus in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly had more than doubled in a week, the latest figures showed.

It comes from data published on Friday, showing the rolling seven-day rate of new cases of Covid-19 for every local authority in England.

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The number of deaths in Cornwall’s hospitals remains the same today, staying at 91 where it has sat since July 2. It marks exactly one month since the last recorded death in Cornwall hospitals.

Earlier this week the Office for National Statistics, which has been collating numbers for all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community, confirmed there had been no increase in the overall total of 208.

The ONS figures relate to deaths in the week of July 11 and July 17, but were registered up to July 25.

Nationally a further five people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,347.

Patients were aged between 52 and 86 years old and all had known underlying health conditions. Their families have been informed.

One death has been reported in the south west in the last 24 hours.

Two deaths have also been reported by NHS England where there was no positive Covid-19 test result, but the virus had been documented as a direct or underlying cause on the death certificate.

In today’s coronavirus news:

Cornwall-based Shallal Studios is running an art project to encourage people to be creative at home during the pandemic.

Running in partnership with another art studio, Project Ability, it aims to reach as many people as possible over the summer and autumn and offers a creative community online where people can view and comment on each other’s artwork.

Read the story in full here