Three new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in the latest update.

The figure now stands at 967 as of 4pm today, compared to 964 a day earlier.

Across the UK there have now been 326,614 confirmed cases of the virus since the start of the pandemic – a rise of 853 on the previous day.

The past week has seen the first death registered in Cornwall in almost a month.

This week's Office for National Statistics (ONS) information, released on Tuesday, showed that one death had been registered in a care home in Cornwall.

The latest figures from the ONS, which has been collating data for deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community, relate to the week of August 1 to August 7, but were registered up to August 15.

It means that Cornwall's overall coronavirus death toll has risen to 209, the first increase since July 21, when it rose by one.

There have been no hospital deaths in Cornwall since July 2. The total stands at 91.

In today's national update from NHS England, which only covers hospital deaths in England, a further three people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,500.

The patients were between 73 and 87 years old and all had known underlying health conditions. Their families have been informed.

There have been no further deaths in the south west.


In today's coronavirus news:

One of Cornwall's most popular riverside pubs has reopened after confirming it is coronavirus free.

The Shipwrights Arms, which overlooks the Helford River, temporarily closed for 24 hours over the weekend as a precautionary measure, over fears that an individual connected to the pub may have come into contact with a suspected case.

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A record number of working age residents of Cornwall are using a government scheme to help pay their council tax bill amid the coronavirus crisis.

Anti-poverty charity Turn2us said the impact of the pandemic has left many people in "financially precarious" positions, with even more expected to seek support in the coming months.

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Flowers have been sent to a campsite receptionist after she was left bearing the brunt of holidaymakers' frustrations - leading to a plea from her employers for people to be kinder.

Churchtown Farm at Gwithian took the decision to remain closed for this summer's tourist season, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The campsite owners issued a plea for holiday makers to stop taking their frustrations over the campsite's closure out on their receptionist.

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