THE overall number of deaths in Cornwall due to coronavirus has risen as the latest figures for all settings were updated today.

The Office for National Statistics has been collating data for hospitals, care homes and the wider community and its latest update confirmed that the total for Cornwall had risen to 205, an increase of one compared to a week ago.

The number of deaths in hospitals has stayed static, however, in Tuesday's figures from NHS England.

It remains at 91.

Across England a further 36 people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,940.

Patients were aged between 53 and 98 years old. Two patients, aged 83 and 85, had no known underlying health conditions, NHS England said.

Their families have been informed.

One death was recorded in the south west as a whole.

As of Tuesday there were 889 confirmed coronavirus cases in Cornwall, a figure which has not risen since Sunday.

The number of cases rose suddenly last week when 'pillar two' data - which includes tests done privately, by post, in care homes and at mobile testing centres - was included in the figures for the first time.

In today's coronavirus news:

The first full meeting of Cornwall Council since lockdown will take place today – but with councillors not in the council chamber but their own homes.

While a number of council committees and the Cabinet have met online since the lockdown in March there have been no full council meetings.

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A former Helston Community College pupil has been at the forefront of the battle against Covid-19 from his home turf by delivering vital testing in Falmouth and across Cornwall.

Read the full story here.

A couple who built up a successful street food business before the pandemic hit are now growing what they offer by taking on a garden centre near Helston.

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Having to self-isolate whilst overseas will not qualify you for a refund, holidaymakers are warned.

Package holiday firms and insurance providers would be highly unlikely to pay out anyone who cancelled a trip away due to developing coronavirus symptoms.

Read the full story here.