THE number of coronavirus deaths in hospitals in Cornwall continues to remain static after more than three weeks.

Wednesday's NHS England figures show 90 deaths, a figure that has not risen since June 2.

Yesterday 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 for a week.

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

Across England a further 51 people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,435.

Patients were aged between 48 and 96 years old. All patients had known underlying health conditions, NHS England said.

Their families have been informed.

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

In today's coronavirus news:

New figures reveal that holiday home owners received £71 million of coronavirus business grants paid out in Cornwall.

The Government provided cash to be paid to businesses which had been hit by the lockdown so that they could keep afloat.

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Falmouth's Poundland store is to reopen on Friday.

The retailer will this week complete the final phase of reopening stores that were placed in hibernation because of lockdown, with Falmouth on the list.

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A new website dedicated to sharing the location of every public toilet currently open in the UK has been created.

Thomas and Charles Riley, who are brothers, have made Lockdown Loo - which features an interactive map with close to 3,000 public toilets listed - at time of writing.

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The England and Wales Cricket Board is optimistic that recreational cricket can return next month, despite Boris Johnson calling the cricket ball a "vector of disease".

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The biggest supermarket chains across the country have updated their rules on whether or not face masks should be worn in store.

It comes after the UK government released guidance in May regarding the wearing of masks in both essential and non-essential shops.

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