CORNWALL is approaching four weeks since the last coronavirus death in its hospitals.

Monday's NHS England figures confirm that the total remains at 90, where it has been since June 2.

Across England a further 19 people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,672.

Patients were aged between 60 and 96 years old. All patients had known underlying health conditions.

Their families have been informed.

Two further deaths were recorded in the south west as a whole.

The NHS England figures only cover deaths in hospitals.

The Office for National Statistics has been collecting data for all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community, and last Tuesday confirmed that Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly had seen 203 deaths in total, a figure which had not risen since the previous update a week earlier.

The next ONS update is due to be issued tomorrow.

As of Sunday night there had been 595 confirmed coronavirus cases in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, an increase of one on the previous day and the first rise in a week.

In today's coronavirus news:

Helston must "not resort to ugliness" says the town's mayor as changes are made to the closure of Meneage Street.

Today marks the start of the second week of the initial three-week road closure to aid social distancing.

Read the full story here.

Falmouth town centre is getting a Monday tidy-up to keep it clean and safe as coronavirus restrictions ease.

Falmouth Town Team, which is a partnership between Falmouth Business Improvement District (BID) and Falmouth Town Council, is behind the project, which is part of a wider Positive Engagement Plan put together as the town emerges from lockdown.

Read the full story here.

A popular pasty shop in Helston has announced its reopening date - and there's not much longer to wait.

Philps in Meneage Street will be back serving customers as of tomorrow, June 30, from 10am.

Read the full story here.

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas is using Porthcurno’s world-famous Minack Theatre as an example to press the Government into allowing outdoor venues to re-open for performances immediately, if Covid-safe.

Read the full story here.

Tens of thousands of eligible Cornwall women missed their last smear test, the latest figures show, amid warnings the coronavirus crisis has stoked anxiety over getting the health checks.

Read the full story here.