JUST five confirmed cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in the past week.

Public Health England figures show that 593 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 as of Thursday in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, up one from 592 on Wednesday. 

A week before there were 588 cases.

Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.

Friday's NHS England figures confirm that Cornwall's coronavirus deaths in hospitals have remained at 90, a total which has not risen since 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 on Tuesday.

Across England, a further 46 people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,221.

In today's coronavirus news:

The boss of Newquay airport says that it is expected that there will 75 per cent fewer passengers than forecast this year due to the impact of coronavirus and the collapse of Flybe.

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Tourists coming to Cornwall this summer will have to plan well in advance to ensure they can still have a great holiday.

With the hospitality industry preparing in the hope that the Government will allow businesses to reopen from July 4, a new campaign is being planned for visitors this summer.

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The UK’s chief medical officers have agreed to downgrade the coronavirus alert level from four to three following a 'steady and continuing' decrease in cases in all four nations.

Localised outbreaks of Covid-19 are still 'likely' to occur, the advisers warned – and the virus remains in general circulation.

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