A further rise in deaths has been registered in Cornwall involving patients who tested positive for coronavirus.
One death was recorded on Saturday (December 19) and two on Sunday (December 20), with all three reported in today’s figures.
All three were patients at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, where there have now been 78 deaths registered
Four deaths were also recorded at the Trust last week.
It brings the total number of hospital deaths in Cornwall to 104, including 26 recorded at the Cornwall Partnerships NHS Trust earlier in the year.
Nationally a further 405 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 46,983.
Patients were aged between 26 and 100 years old.
The dates of their deaths ranged from July 2 to December 21, with the majority being on or after December 18.
Their families have been informed.
Of these, 23 deaths were reported in the south west.
The latest Covid-19 case information for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has been published.
In the most recent update, as of 4pm on Tuesday, Cornwall is shown to have 101 new cases recorded in the preceding 24 hours.
The government website states that the total number of cases in the local authority area now sits at 4,508.
There were 383 cases recorded in the seven days lead up to December 17. Data from the most recent five days is not shown due to being incomplete.
This represents a weekly rate of 67 cases per 100,000 people.
The UK has had 36,804 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 2,110,314 nationally since the start of the pandemic.