There have been 20 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 1,191, as of 4pm today.

This represents a rate of 208.3 cases per 100,000 people, which remains one of the lowest in the country.

Across the UK there have now been 409,729 cases of the virus as of this afternoon – a rise of 6,178 on the previous day.

This is the highest daily increase in confirmed cases nationwide since May 1.

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.

Yesterday (Tuesday, September 22) saw another coronavirus-related hospital death in Cornwall.

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The patient died at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, which has now had 67 deaths.

Cornwall Partnerships NHS Trust remains at 26, which makes a combined total of 93 hospital deaths.

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

Tuesday’s latest figures relate to the week of September 5 to September 11, but were registered up to September 19.

The ONS data does not include the most recent hospital death, confirmed on Tuesday by NHS England.

Nationally the deaths of a further 23 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 29,808.

Patients were aged between 69 and 96 years old. All had known underlying health conditions.

Their families have been informed.

Date of death ranges from August 14 to September 22, 2020.

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

In today’s coronavirus news:

Three in 10 close contacts of people with coronavirus in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are being missed through the test and trace regime, figures suggest.

The Government has faced mounting pressure over failings in the NHS Test and Trace system, which has recently seen up to four times the number of people trying to book a test as the number of tests available.

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Another popular event in the farming calendar has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Truro Christmas Primestock usually held at Lemon Quay will not go ahead this year due to uncertainty over restrictions on gatherings later in the year.

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A Cornish company runs an adult Forest School is running a crowdfunding campaign to offer funded places on their programmes.

Nature Connects, a Community Interest Company that uses connection with nature to support health and wellbeing, are hoping to raise £5,000 to offer the places to those that need them. This may include key workers, carers and those more adversely affected by lockdown.

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