Eight new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Cornwall in the past 24 hours.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the local area have risen to 1,022 at the time of writing this article, compared to the previous number of cases which was 1,1014.
As of writing this article, the number of COVID-19 cases across the United Kingdom is around 358,138 cases – which has risen from 2,919 cases yesterday.
According to the Office for National Statistics, no new deaths related to COVID-19 have been recorded in Cornwall and Devon. These conclusions were taken from figures in the week of August 22 and August 28. All of the deaths recorded that week show no mention of COVID-19 in the death certificates.
The Office for National Statistics or ONS have been gathering valuable data and statistics of deaths in various settings which includes care homes, hospitals, and from the general community.
It has been Cornwall’s second week in a row where no new deaths have been recorded. The county’s total death toll due to COVID-19 remains at 210 deaths.
In national news, the National Health Service has revealed that eight people who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. The NHS have taken these figures from hospital deaths only. The total number of reported deaths in hospitals due to COVID-19 in England is 29,639.
These deaths occurred between September 4 – September 9, 2020. Their families have been informed of the unfortunate news. There have been no recorded hospital deaths in Cornwall since July 2, 2020.
Cornwall university students are expected to receive rapid COVID-19 testing in the campus and are to see the results of their tests on the same day.
The Cornwall Council have allowed nightclubs to open but they have to operate as normal pubs. No music or dancing will be allowed. Strict rules and regulations have been set for nightclubs to follow COVID-19 safety measures.