The number of cases of coronavirus in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has risen by ten over the weekend – the biggest jump for several weeks.

There had been 909 lab-confirmed cases of the virus as of Friday afternoon, but this rose by two on Saturday afternoon and a further eight yesterday afternoon.

It means that as of 3.59pm on Sunday there have been 919 cases in the local authority area and 299,426 in the UK as a whole – a rise of 747 on the previous day.

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

The most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics, which has been collating numbers for all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community, showed an increase in the overall death total to 208 in Cornwall.

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

Nationally, a further ten people who tested positive for Covid-19 have now died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,291.

Patients were aged between 48 and 93 years old and all had known underlying health conditions. Their families have been informed.

There have been no further deaths in the south west as a whole in the last 24 hours. 

A further three people died where there was no positive test result but where the virus was documented as a direct or underlying cause of death.

In today's coronavirus news:

A Falmouth pub and restaurant has joined many other disappointed and frustrated local businesses to appeal to customers' decency after numerous no-shows in the last week.

The discussion on no-shows in the hospitality industry has been a hot topic on social media over the past few weeks, with chefs such as Paul Ainsworth and Tom Kerridge voicing their despair with bookings who failed to show with no explanation or notice.

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A restaurant in Falmouth that regularly received five-star reviews on Trip Advisor has announced it will not be reopening after lockdown.

Owners of The Hut in Quay Street said it was with great sadness that they found themselves unable to reopen, due to the new social distancing restrictions.

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The Cornwall councillor responsible for the economy says that 3,500 businesses could be at risk after the Government made the “devastating” decision to order the council to return money which it hoped to use to provide grants.

Cornwall Council has been distributing grants from the Government to businesses to help them during the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.

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Overweight people are being asked to lose five pounds to save the NHS money and help lower the risk of dying from coronavirus as part of the Government’s new obesity crackdown.

The new obesity strategy launched today sees an end to confectionery displays at store checkouts and a ban on adverts for foods high in fat, sugar and salt on TV before 9pm.

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