The number of deaths involving coronavirus in Cornwall has risen again, for only the second time this week.

The Cornwall Partnerships Foundation Trust has reported one further death in the last 24 hours, taking its total up to 26.

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust figure remains static at 59.

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It means that the overall total number of people who have died after testing positive for coronavirus now sits at 85 - the first time it has gone up since Monday this week, when a rise of one death was also reported.

The figures only cover deaths in hospitals.

The latest case numbers this afternoon show that there have now been 557 confirmed coronavirus cases in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, after it rose by one in the last 24 hours - following another single case rise yesterday. 

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In the UK as a whole there have been 3,451 more lab-confirmed cases, bringing the total to 240,161 since the start of the pandemic, and 34,466 Covid-19 associated deaths - a rise of 468 in 24 hours. 

Across England alone a further 181 people who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 24,527.

Patients were aged between 39 and 98 years old. Of those, seven of the 181 patients (aged between 43 and 67 years old) had no known underlying health condition. Their families have been informed.

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NHS England and NHS Improvement now also report the number of patient deaths where there has been no Covid-19 positive test result, but where the virus is documented as a direct or underlying cause of death.

Today, 26 deaths are reported under theme circumstances.