There have been 11 new cases of coronavirus 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 1,073 as of 4.12pm today.

This represented a rate of 187.7 cases per 100,000 people, which still remains one of the lowest in the country.

Across the UK there have now been 378,219 cases of the virus as of this afternoon – a rise of 3,991 on the previous day.

Today's figures from NHS England regarding 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.​

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 deaths of a further 11 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 29,687.

The patients were aged between 69 and 98 years old and all had known underlying health conditions.

Dates of death were between September 11-15 2020, with the majority on or after September 14.

Their families have been informed.

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

In today's coronavirus news:

Cornwall Council has said it has "no further concerns" over a cluster of coronavirus cases identified in Falmouth.

Last week the Packet reported how night-time venues in Falmouth were working with the council after a "small number" of coronavirus cases were confirmed in the town.

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Residents from various parts of Cornwall have contacted The Packet to share their stories after struggling to book Covid-19 tests at local centres.

This follows Council Council releasing a statement that "urgent changes" are needed in the Covid-19 testing system and asking residents to get in touch about any difficulties they've had in order to make recommendations to government.

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A beachside restaurant in west Cornwall is hoping to build on a successful opening summer by creating a new covered seating area to run a series of firepit events for autumn and winter.

The team behind it have said the covered outdoor seating area will provide a sheltered space for people to now continue dining whatever the weather, whilst remaining in a Covid-safe environment.

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