There has been no increase in the number of cases of coronavirus in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, according to the latest figures.

There were 923 lab-confirmed cases in the local authority area as of Monday, with no change in that figure as of yesterday's update at 4.13pm.

Cases have risen to 300,692 in the UK as a whole – a rise of 581 on the previous day.

The number of deaths in Cornwall's hospitals also 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, has shown no deaths having been recorded in Cornwall in the last week, with the total remaining at 208, the same as seven days ago.

It is also the third week in a row that there has been no new care home deaths in Cornwall.

The ONS figures relate to deaths in the week of July 11 and July 17, but were registered up to July 25.

Nationally, a further 14 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have now died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,317.

Patients were aged between 55 and 90 years old. All had known underlying health conditions apart from two, who were 55 and 77 years old respectively.

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 ten 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:

Broadband speeds are to be improved in four towns in Cornwall after Openreach announced upgrades across the south west.

Openreach said it will carry out the work without taxpayer subsidy, saying it hoped that having access to "some of the fastest broadband speeds in Europe" would boost the post-Covid economic recovery in those areas.

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Falmouth's Moonlight Memory Walk in aid of Children's Hospice South West will be going online this year.

The event was postponed to September 26, however, with social distancing restrictions continuing, the charity has decided to use the opportunity to adapt the event and open it up to people across the south west and beyond.

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