One new case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, according to the latest figures.

There were 929 lab-confirmed cases of the virus in the local authority area as of 4.26pm on Sunday, with that figure rising by one to 930 as of 4.17pm yesterday.

Across the UK there have now been 305,623 cases of the virus – an increase of 938 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. Sunday 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 today.

Nationally a further six people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,358.

Patients were aged between 46 and 93 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.

Five deaths have 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.

The rate of infection in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly stands at 163.7 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 470.9.

In today's coronavirus news:

Public health officials in Cornwall say that the decision to transfer mobile coronavirus testing centres from the military to a private company is seen as “a risk”.

Cornwall Council assistant director of public health Dr Ruth Goldstein raised the issue at a meeting of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Leadership Board last week.

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A state-of-the-art new theatre for Cornwall is on track to reopen next spring thanks to a £1.5 million boost.

The Government has announced that Truro's Hall For Cornwall is among the projects being supported by the 'Getting Building Fund' aimed at accelerating projects that should help local areas recover from the impact of Covid-19.

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Pizza Express has said it could close about 67 of its UK restaurants - with up to 1,100 jobs at risk.

It means its Cornish branches - including in Falmouth, Truro, St Ives and Newquay - could be among those at risk, although details of specific closures have not yet been released.

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