NO further deaths in Cornish hospitals have been recorded in the latest figures to be released by NHS England.

Cornwall's total has remained static at 84 since Monday, when it rose by one – which itself was the first increase since the previous Tuesday, May 5.

It means that a single death has been registered in the past 10 days.

The figures only cover deaths in hospitals.

The Office for National Statistics, which has been recording loss of life in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and private residences, has put the total at a minimum of 158 in Cornwall.

Across England a further 186 people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have been confirmed as having died in today's figures, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 24,345.

Patients were aged between 15 and 99 years old. Of those, 10 – aged between 30 and 94 years old – had no known underlying health condition, NHS England said.

Their families have been informed.

The south west as a whole has recorded seven new deaths.

There are currently 555 confirmed coronavirus cases in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.