Four new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, according to the latest figures.

This is twice as many as the previous day.

There were 935 lab-confirmed cases of the virus in the local authority area on Wednesday, with that figure rising by four to 939 as of 4.10pm yesterday.

There have now been 308,134 cases of the virus across the UK – an increase of 950 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 most recent ONS figures relate to deaths in the week of July 11 and July 17, but were registered up to July 25.

Nationally a further ten people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,386.

Patients were aged between 54 and 94 years old. All had known underlying health conditions. Their families have been informed.

One deaths has 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.

In today's coronavirus news:

The latest R number for the south west has been published by the government today - and officially it shows the south west being on par with the rest of England.

However, the government has warned that the actual figure is likely to be higher.

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Cornwall Council is urging residents to accept calls from a number that starts with 0300, as it could be a NHS Test and Trace call.

This comes as it's found that 40 per cent of people in the county are not engaging with the Test and Trace team by answering the call.

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Police and the RNLI are asking beachgoers to "act responsibility and respectfully" as the heatwave hits this weekend.

People are being asked to consider going to the beach at quieter times of the day or to a less populated beach, so that social distancing can be possible.

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