THE overall total of deaths in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly due to coronavirus has not risen for a week, the latest figures covering all settings have revealed.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) collects data for deaths in hospitals, care homes and the wider community and the weekly update, published today (Tuesday), shows that the total of 203 has not risen.

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have also not registered a coronavirus death in hospitals for three weeks, with the total having stayed at 90 since June 2.

The ONS figures for week 24 of 2020 relate to all deaths that occurred between June 6 and June 12 but were registered up to June 20.

The Isles of Scilly has not seen a Covid-19 death to date.

Today's NHS England figures showed that, 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 28,384.

Patients were aged between 51 and 97 years old. Two of them, aged 84 and 87, had no known underlying health conditions.

Their families have been informed.

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

Yesterday saw an increase of one case, the first rise since Friday.

A week before, there were 591 cases.

In today's coronavirus news:

The Prime Minister has confirmed that pubs, bars, restaurants and hairdressers will reopen across England from July.

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Lifeguards are set to return to Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth and locations on the Lizard this weekend, along with a host of others.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to reduced cover so far this summer, but the RNLI has since announced its intention to return cover to more than 70 per cent of the south west's beaches by the start of July.

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Padstow Christmas Festival is the latest in a long line of events to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The organisers said that uncertainty around the staging of large events due to social distancing meant that it would not be possible to hold the festival, which takes months to plan.

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Councillors on the Isles of Scilly are calling for guidance over what would happen if tourists develop coronavirus symptoms while visiting.

The islands have, to date, not had a single case of Covid-19, but businesses are keen to welcome back tourists and kickstart the economy.

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