THE number of deaths in hospitals due to coronavirus has remained the same in the latest figures to be released.

It has stayed at 84, with a single death recorded since last Tuesday, May 5.

Of those to lose their lives, 25 have been at Cornwall Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust hospitals and 59 at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.

The figures do not include deaths outside of hospitals.

The Office for National Statistics' latest update on that subject yesterday put the total in Cornwall in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and private residences, at a minimum of 158.

Across England, a further 244 people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 23,952.

Patients were aged between 49 and 99 years old. Of those, four – aged between 51 and 78 years old – had no known underlying health condition, NHS England said.

Their families have been informed.

In the south west as a whole, 13 new deaths have been confirmed.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is currently 552.