Coronavirus in Cornwall: Friday, November 13 – rise in deaths

A rise in deaths in Cornwall has been recorded in today’s update from NHS England. 

One further person is reported to have died of coronavirus in the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.

The total number of hospital deaths in Cornwall is now 95, with 69 of them recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust and 26 at the Cornwall Partnerships NHS Trust.

It means that Cornwall’s overall coronavirus death toll has risen to 214 in the ONS figures.

There have been 13 deaths recorded in the south west in the past 24 hours.

Nationally a further 246 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 35,886.

Patients were aged between 26 and 100 years old. All except five (aged between 69 and 89) had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from October 18 to November 12, with the majority being on or after November 8. Their families have been informed.

The latest positive coronavirus test results in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have been published.

As of 4.00pm today (November 13) the data shows that a further 115 positive cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the past 24 hours.

This brings the total number of positive test results recorded in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to 3,084 since the start of the pandemic.

This represents a rate of 539.3 cases per 100,000 people since the start of the pandemic, which is still far lower than many parts of the country where the majority of local authorities has a rate of over 1,000 or 2,000 people – and in some parts more than 4,000 people per 100,000.

There have been 416 cases confirmed in the seven days leading up to November 8. Data from the most recent five days is not shown due to being incomplete. This represents a weekly rate of 72.8 cases per 100,000 people.

Nationally, there were 27,301 new cases recorded yesterday in the UK, bringing the total to 1,317,496 since the start of the pandemic.

In today’s coronavirus-related news:

New data has revealed where the latest Covid-19 hotspots are across England – and how Cornwall compares.

It is part of the latest update of the rolling seven-day rate of new cases of Covid-19 for every local authority area in England.

Read the story in full

Businesses in Cornwall will be able to apply for the latest Government coronavirus support funding this week.

The grants are “designed to support businesses that pay business rates and have been forced to close”.

Read the story in full

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