There are no new cases of coronavirus in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, according to the latest figures.

There were 929 positive tests for Covid-19 in the local authority area as of 4.15pm on Saturday, and that figure remains static as of 4.26pm yesterday.

Across the UK there have now been 304,695 cases of the virus – a rise of 744 on the previous day.

The number of deaths in Cornwall's hospitals remains the same today, staying at 91 where it has sat since July 2. Yesterday marked exactly one month since the last recorded coronavirus death in Cornwall hospitals.

Last week the Office for National Statistics, which has been collating numbers for all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community, confirmed there had been no increase in the overall total of 208.

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

This figure is due to be updated tomorrow.

Nationally a further five people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,352.

Patients were aged between 66 and 95 years old and all had known underlying health conditions. Their families have been informed.

No deaths have been reported in the south west in the last 24 hours.

One death has also been reported by NHS England where there was no positive Covid-19 test result, but the virus had been documented as a direct or underlying cause on the death certificate.

In today's coronavirus news:

Cornwall’s tourism boss has explained why the new local lockdowns in the north of England will not stop holidaymakers from those areas coming to the Duchy.

Last week it was announced that areas in the north, including Greater Manchester and parts of East Lancashire and West Yorkshire, were returning to lockdown.

However, unlike Leicester, which was previously under full lockdown, the new lockdown areas do not include full restrictions.

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"The first time I had to ask the lady behind the counter to repeat what she said was awkward, the second was slightly embarrassing, the third was mortifying and by the final time she probably expected some prank show camera crew to leap out from behind me."

Local democracy reporter Richard Whitehouse has written a first person account of it's like to wear a face mask with hearing loss.

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