Coronavirus in Cornwall round up: Thursday, June 25

CORNWALL’S coronavirus death toll remains the same in Thursday’s updated NHS England figures.

The number of deaths in hospitals has stayed at 90 since June 2.

Earlier this week the Office for National Statistics confirmed that deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community, remained at 203, having not changed since the previous update seven days before.

As of Wednesday night there have been 594 confirmed coronavirus cases in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly out of a local population of 571,802.

A week before, there were 592 cases.

In today’s coronavirus news:

The health secretary has paid tribute to our kind-hearted readers as we can reveal their efforts have helped raise more than £500,000 for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.

In March, the Packet, in partnership with other titles owned by the same company, Newsquest, launched our Support Our NHS Guardian Angels campaign in response to the biggest threat facing our nation since the Second World War.

Read the full story here.

Several regional and national cricket competitions have been cancelled, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.

Citing the fixture challenges of a vastly reduced 2020 season due to the coronavirus, a desire to reduce players’ travel and the added logistical demands of rescheduling, the ECB has decided to cancel the competitions for this year only.

Read the full story here.

The operators of 14 leisure centres in Cornwall are calling on the Government to give a clear timetable for their reopening.

GLL, a not-for-profit social enterprise which runs the leisure centres in Falmouth, Helston, Truro and across the county, has issued a joint statement with Cornwall Council.

Read the full story here.

A Truro animal shelter has been awarded a £500 grant from Tesco as part of a £2m scheme to support local charities and community groups through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Marias Animal Shelter provides treatment and a safe home to more than 200 animals each year.

Read the full story here.

Hotel chains such as Premier Inn, Travelodge and Holiday Inn are preparing to reopen their doors to guests in England from July 4 with a series of strict new rules and enhanced cleaning measures. Read the full story here.