The latest figures for coronavirus cases in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have not been published today.

Public Health England said "technical difficulties" was the reason for the latest data not being uploaded to its website.

There were 945 lab-confirmed cases of the virus in the local authority area as of 6pm on Monday, but that figure was not updated on Tuesday due to the technical issues.

Wednesday's update is expected to arrive as normal later this afternoon. 

There have now been 311,641 cases of the virus across the UK as of Monday's update – an increase of 816 on the previous day.

No deaths related to coronavirus were recorded across Cornwall in the latest week of Office for National Statistics information, released yesterday.

The latest figures from the ONS, which has been collating data for deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community, relate to the week of July 25 and July 31, but were registered up to August 8, show no deaths having been recorded anywhere in Cornwall.

It means that Cornwall's overall coronavirus death toll continues to stand at 208, a figure that has remained static since July 21, when it rose by one on the previous week's update.

There have been no hospital deaths since July 2.

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 29,431.

Patients were aged between 57 and 96 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.

In today's coronavirus news

Cornwall's hospitals are to receive almost £3 million to upgrade facilities ahead of this winter.

It is amongst £300 million being allocated by the Government around the country, with the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust receiving £2.8 million.

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Falmouth Sailing Week begins today in what will be a welcome sight for the town after months of event cancellations due to coronavirus.

The Port of Falmouth Sailing Association (PoFSA) confirmed the news last month that the sailing could go ahead under the current restrictions.

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Buildings and venues in Falmouth joined others across Cornwall last night to light up in red in support of industries that stage live events and have been badly affected by the effects of coronavirus.

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GCSE and A-level students in England will be able to use grades in mock exams to progress to university and college courses and employment, the Education Secretary has announced.

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Britain has officially entered into the largest recession on record after figures showed the pandemic sent the economy plunging by 20.4 per cent between April and June.

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