There have been 27 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly over the last 48 hours.

The most recent figures are those from 4pm today, when the total number of cases for the local authority area was confirmed as 1,062. Figures were not available yesterday due an issue with the website that collects the data.

This represented a rate of 185.7 cases per 100,000 people, which still remains one of the lowest in the country.

Across the UK there have now been 374,228 cases of the virus as of this afternoon – a rise of 3,105 on the previous day.

Today's figures from NHS England over the number of new coronavirus-related deaths in the country have been confirmed and show no rise for Cornwall's hospitals.

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.

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The most recent update from the Office for National Statistics, issued last 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 death of a further 14 people who tested positive for Covid-19 has been recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,676.

The patients were aged between 62 and 94 years old and all had a known underlying health condition.

Dates of death were between 17 April and 13 September 2020, with the majority over the weekend.

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Their families have been informed.

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

In today's coronavirus news:

Students studying on a course at Cornwall College Camborne have been told to self-isolate after one of them tested positive for coronavirus.

The affected student is on the Sports and Military and Protective Services Academy and last attended the college on Thursday last week.

They went on to receive a positive test result on Sunday.

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Wendron United's home game against Penzance tomorrow night has been postponed after a Penzance player went into self-isolation.

The Dron were due to welcome the Magpies to the Underlane tomorrow night for their third South West Peninsula League Premier West game of the season, but that has now been called off.

It has been taken as a precaution after NHS Test and Trace requested that the unnamed Penzance player self-isolate and get tested.

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A Home Office minister has said that people should report their neighbours to the police if they breach the new 'rule of six' coronavirus restrictions.

Policing Minister Kit Malthouse suggested that people should ring the non-emergency 101 number if they have concerns that the laws are being breached.

Any social gathering of more than six people in England is against the law, with people facing fines of up to £3,200 if they do not abide by the new measure, which applies to both indoor and outdoor settings.

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