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

There were 942 lab-confirmed cases of the virus in the local authority area as of 4pm on Saturday, with that figure rising by one to 943 as of 7pm yesterday.

There have now been 310,825 cases of the virus across the UK – an increase of 1,062 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.

Two weeks ago 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 available relate to deaths in the week of July 11 and July 17, but were registered up to July 25.

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 29,419.

Patients were aged between 65 and 93 years old. All had known underlying health conditions and their families have been informed.

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

The rate of infection in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly stands at 164.9 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 476.7.