Eight new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in the last 24 hours.

The rise brings the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 for the local authority area up to 1,022 as of 4.11pm on Thursday, compared to 1,014 the previous day.

Across the UK there have now been 358,138 cases of the virus as of this afternoon – a rise of 2,919 on the previous day.

No new deaths relating to coronavirus in Devon and Cornwall have been recorded in the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.

The latest figures from the ONS relate to the week of August 22 and August 28, but were registered up to September 5, and show no deaths anywhere in Devon and Cornwall where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

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

It is the second week in a row that Cornwall has not seen any new deaths recorded, with the county's overall coronavirus death toll remaining at 210.

Nationally, Thursday's NHS England figures, which only cover hospital deaths due to coronavirus, show that a further eight people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,639.

Patients were aged between 39 and 93 years old. All but one patient had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from September 4 to September 9, 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.

In today's coronavirus news:

University students in Cornwall are to receive rapid coronavirus testing on campus with same day results.

It is after the University of Exeter agreed a partnership with Halo, the UK’s first commercial provider of saliva-based PCR tests for Covid-19.

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Nightclubs have been told that they can reopen their doors, but only if they operate as pubs and have no music or dancing.

Cornwall Council’s licensing team has explained the rules and regulations set by the government for nightclubs as part of the current coronavirus restrictions.

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Road closures in Truro city centre have been extended until January.

The closures, which were brought in earlier this year to help with social distancing, will continue to be in force from 11am to 3pm, Monday to Saturday.

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An urgent rescue package has been sought to save Falmouth's Princess Pavilion as the company that runs it admits: "We cannot afford to carry on as we are."

The pavilion, including its events venue, cafe and associated Gyllyngdune Gardens, has been closed since the beginning of lockdown in March.

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