Coronavirus in Cornwall round up: Sunday, September 20

There have been 26 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly over the last 24 hours.

It is the highest daily increase recorded in the area since April 30, when 26 cases were also registered, although there is a larger capacity for testing now.

The total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 for the local authority area now sits at 1,121 as of 4pm today.

This represents a rate of 196 cases per 100,000 people, which still remains one of the lowest in the country.

Across the UK there have now been 394,257 cases of the virus as of this afternoon – a rise of 3,899 on the previous day.

Today’s figures from NHS England regarding the number of new coronavirus-related deaths in the country have been confirmed and show no rise for Cornwall’s hospitals.

Last Friday (September 11) 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.​

The most recent update from the Office for National Statistics, issued last 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 12 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 29,747.

Their families have been informed.

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