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

There were 945 lab-confirmed cases of the virus in the local authority area as of 6pm on Monday, with that figure now rising by a further two, to 948 as of 4pm yesterday.

Figures were not updated on Tuesday after Public Health England said "technical difficulties" prevented the latest data being uploaded to its website.

There have now been 313,798 cases of the virus across the UK – an increase of 1,009 on the previous day.

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

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 13 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,444.

Patients were aged between 49 and 90 years old. All had known underlying health conditions except one, who was 86 years old.

Their families have been informed.

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

Four 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 suspected direct or underlying cause on the death certificate.

The rate of infection in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly stands at 165.8 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 481.4.

In today's coronavirus news:

A snapshot school survey carried out by the Government has revealed that less than a sixth of Cornwall pupils were in class on one day just before the summer holidays.

The Education Policy Institute said the figures, which show the vast majority of pupils across England were absent, confirm children have suffered "significant learning loss" during the coronavirus lockdown.

Read the story in full here

Cornwall lost more than 1,000 retail jobs in just three years, new figures reveal, signalling that businesses in the area were facing challenges before the coronavirus crisis even began.

Read the story in full here

The number of Cornwall residents claiming unemployment benefits remains significantly above pre-pandemic levels, new figures reveal.

Anti-poverty charity the Joseph Rowntree Foundation warns many could be facing “grinding pressure and uncertainty” about how to make ends meet as government job support schemes wind down.

Read the story in full here

Today's the day that students around our area pick up their A-level results.

Things are of course different this year, with exams cancelled due to coronavirus and results calculated based on an assessment submitted to exam boards by colleges and schools.

But that doesn't make it any less of an important day for those that have worked so hard and we will be bringing you updates from around our area.

Follow our live A-Level updates here