WITH there now having been no deaths in Cornwall's hospitals due to coronavirus for more than a fortnight, we have decided to replace the daily figures update with a round-up of coronavirus news each day.

This update will continue to include the latest figures and it has been confirmed in Wednesday's NHS England update that the total for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly remains at 90, where it has stood since Tuesday, June 2.

However, the NHS England figure only covers deaths in hospitals, with the overall total for Cornwall, including in care homes and the wider community, standing at 203 in the latest weekly Office for National Statistics update, issued yesterday.

As of Tuesday night there had been 591 confirmed coronavirus cases in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, out of a local population of 571,802.

In today's coronavirus news:

A call has been made for the government to extend its furlough scheme to spring 2021 for the tourism and visitor economy in Cornwall.

In a report going to the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Leadership Board it is stated that the Government is being lobbied to extend the furlough scheme for the tourist industry.

Read the full story here.

Patients are waiting longer for non-urgent treatment at hospitals run by the Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust during the coronavirus pandemic, new figures show.

The Royal College of Surgeons of England warned there could be a backlog "double whammy" following the crisis, when new patients who come forward as the pandemic eases are combined with those already waiting for care.

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And, finally, Truro and Penwith College has revealed how it moved its entire operation to remote working to ensure students can continue their learning in lockdown.

With 6,000 students the college wanted to ensure it could continue operating and has been holding around 1,200 online meetings a day to provide lessons and support.

Read the full story here.