No new cases of coronavirus or deaths related to the virus have been reported in Cornwall during the last 24 hours.

Figures remain the same as yesterday, with 894 confirmed cases of Covid-19 recorded in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly since the start of the lockdown.

That number now includes Pillar 2 tests – those carried out by commercial partners including at mobile testing centres and those at care homes – alongside Pillar 1 tests, which are analysed in NHS or PHE laboratories and which made up the first stage of the Government's mass testing programme.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 512 over a 24-hour period, to 288,133.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in Cornwall hospitals has also stayed static in today's figures from NHS England, remaining at 91.

There have been no Covid hospital deaths recorded anywhere in the south west in the last 24 hours.

However, the Office for National Statistics has been collating data for hospitals, care homes and the wider community and its latest update on Tuesday confirmed that the total of deaths for Cornwall has risen by one on a week previous to 205.

Nationally, a further 38 people who tested positive for the coronavirus are reported to have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,051.

Patients were aged between 40 and 98 years old. Three patients, aged 65 to 86 years, had no known underlying health conditions. All families have been informed.

A further seven people died after showing no positive test result for the virus, but where it was documented as a direct or underlying cause on the death certificate.

In today's coronavirus-related news:

The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on almost everything in the world - not least the future development of Cornwall.

Several major road schemes have either had to be put on hold or changed their timetables as a result, at least in part, of Covid-19.

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Pub goers and diners are being reminded to keep social distancing and stay safe when they’re enjoying a meal or a drink out this weekend.

It will be the second weekend since the reopening of the hospitality and tourism sector and Cornwall Council is asking residents and visitors to continue being vigilant during the pandemic.

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Covid-19 is "not under control£" and rates of the virus are actually accelerating, according to the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, said the total number of cases of coronavirus around the world has doubled in the last six weeks.

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