There are six new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in today's latest update.

The figure for the local authority area is 991 as of 4.34pm on Wednesday, compared to 985 on Tuesday.

Across the UK there have now been 338,676 cases of the virus as of this afternoon – a rise of 1,508 on the previous day.

The rate of infection in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly stands at 173.3 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 517.3.

Nationally, Wednesday's NHS England figures, which only cover hospital deaths due to coronavirus, show that a further seven people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,570.

The patients were between 71 and 90 years old. All had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from 28 July to 1 September 2020.

Their families have been informed.

No deaths were recorded in the south west as a whole.

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

The latest weekly Office for National Statistics (ONS) information showed that there have been no rise in deaths this week, since one new death was registered in a care home in Cornwall in the week of August 8 and August 14, but where deaths were registered up to August 22.

The ONS has been collating data for deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community. 

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

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Truro's popular City of Lights parade will not be going ahead this Christmas, because of the restrictions around the coronavirus pandemic - and a number of other festive events in the city have been cancelled, too.

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