Another small rise in coronavirus cases in Cornwall has been confirmed in the last 24 hours.

Yesterday morning there had been 907 lab-confirmed cases of the virus in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly since the start of the pandemic, but by yesterday afternoon that had risen by a further two.

It means that as of 4.04pm on Friday there have been 909 cases in the local authority area and 297,914 in the UK as a whole - a rise of 770 on the previous day.

However, the number of deaths in Cornwall's hospitals remains the same today, remaining at 91 where it has stood since July 2.

Earlier this week the Office for National Statistics, which has been collating numbers for all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community, confirmed an increase in the overall total to 208, having been at 207 seven day earlier.

The ONS figures relate to deaths in the week of July 4 and July 10, but were registered up to July 18.

Nationally, a  further 25 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,272.

Patients were aged between 52 and 93 years old. All had known underlying health conditions and their families have been informed.

No one from the south west has died in the last 24 hours. 

A further eight deaths have been reported as having no positive Covid-19 test result, but where the virus was recorded as a direct or underlying cause of death. 

In today's coronavirus news:

Drug dealers in Cornwall posed as grocery delivery volunteers as they found ways of continuing to sell during lockdown.

And a number of deaths and overdoses were caused by prescription drugs being supplied instead of what was claimed.

Read the full story here.

A headteacher has been named an Unsung Hero after going above and beyond to care for pupils during lockdown.

In their nomination, staff said: "His empathy and commitment to the children and staff in his care has been amazing."

Read the full story here.

A 'food hub' set up in Helston to help people buy food during lockdown has proved so successful that there are plans to expand it.

Helston Local Food Hub was set up in the midst of the coronavirus lockdown when Helston Farmers' Market had to shut and producers were looking for new ways to sell their produce to customers.

It has now seen more than 200 placed, with 1,500 separate items sold, and there is now a new website and plans to expand to more delivery and collection points.

Read the full story here.

On the same day that face masks become mandatory in shops, a Camborne choir has launched a re-worked version of Trelawny, widely considered to be Cornwall’s 'national anthem'.

Penned by BID Camborne manager Anna Pascoe, the new wording highlights the need to keep Camborne clear of Covid by following the guidelines and looking out for each other.

Watch a video of them here.