No new hospital deaths involving coronavirus have been registered in the south west today.

Nationally, Monday’s NHS England figures, which only cover hospital deaths due to coronavirus, show that a further four people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,554.

The patients were between 58 years-old and 75 years-old. All had known underlying health conditions.

The families have been informed.

There have been no hospital deaths in Cornwall since July 2.

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Two further cases of coronavirus have been confirmed for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in today's latest update.

The figure for the local authority area is now at 983 as of 4pm this afternoon, compared to 981 a day earlier.

Across the UK there have now been 335,873 cases of the virus as of this afternoon – a rise of 1,406 on the previous day.

The rate of infection in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly stands at 171.6 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 513.4.

The latest weekly Office for National Statistics (ONS) information, released on Tuesday, showed that one new death had been registered in a care home in Cornwall.

The 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 August 8 and August 14, but were registered up to August 22.

It means that Cornwall's overall coronavirus death toll has risen to 210, a rise of one on the previous week's update, when the first increase since July 21 was confirmed.

In today's coronavirus news:

Smoking has been shown to be a risk factor for more severe forms of Covid-19, and now vaping is under fire for similar reasons - according to a recent study.

The research, published by researchers from Stanford and the University of California, San Francisco showed that vaping significantly increases the likelihood of a Covid-19 diagnosis among young people aged 13 to 24 in the US.

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