THE number of people who have died in Cornish hospitals due to coronavirus has not risen in the latest figures to be published by NHS England.

The total remains at 85, having risen by one yesterday.

Of those, 26 have taken place at hospitals run by the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and 59 at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.

In all, two deaths have been registered since May 5.

The figures only cover deaths in hospitals.

The Office for National Statistics says that there have been at least 158 deaths in Cornwall in total, in hospitals, care homes and private residences.

Across England a further 90 people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 24,617.

Patients were aged between 45 and 100 years old. One of those had no known underlying health condition.

Their families have been informed.

NHS England caveated today's figures, saying that "the Covid Patient Notification System did not operate for a period of time on Saturday. The consequences of this situation may therefore be reflected in the number of deaths reported today by NHS England and NHS Improvement."

The figures will be adjusted in due course if neccesary.

In the south west as a whole two further deaths were reported.

There are currently 557 confirmed coronavirus cases in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.