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

The total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 for the local authority area now sits at 1,035 as of 4pm today.

This represents a rate of 181 cases per 100,000 people, which still remains one of the lowest in the country.

Across the UK there have now been 368,504 cases of the virus as of this afternoon – a rise of 3,330 on the previous day.

Friday saw the first coronavirus-related hospital death in Cornwall recorded since July 2.

The patient died at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, which has now had 66 deaths.

Cornwall Partnerships NHS Trust remains at 26, which makes a new combined total of 92 hospital deaths.

The most recent update from the Office for National Statistics, issued on Tuesday prior to the latest death, put Cornwall's overall coronavirus death toll at 210. This figure represents deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and in the community.

Nationally the deaths of a further five people who tested positive for Covid-19 have been recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,661.

Their families have been informed.

There were no deaths in the south west as a whole.

In today's coronavirus news:

A petition has been launched to "set free" the gardens of Falmouth's Princess Pavilion that have been closed for the last six months.

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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The launch date for the NHS Covid-19 app across England and Wales has been confirmed.

We've put together everything you need to know about the new app.

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Cornwall Council has called on the government to provide more clarity about its plans to introduce new Covid-19 secure marshals in towns and city centres.

Cornwall's Safer Summer Scheme has already seen street marshals patrolling some towns to watch for anti-social behaviour and advise on social distancing over the last few months.

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A new law has been proposed which could allow couples in England and Wales to marry outdoors or in family homes.

The Law Commission, who has put forward the idea, believe that the current rules surrounding weddings are "no longer meeting the needs of many couples", forcing people to choose between civil and religious marriages.

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Social enterprises in Cornwall are being encouraged to apply for their share of the final round of The Social Enterprise Support Fund.

A total of £18.7 million of National Lottery funding has been committed to the fund, made possible by National Lottery players.

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