The latest figures from NHS England have just been released - and they show no further deaths in Cornwall for the fifth day running.

So far this month there have been just two deaths since May 5.

The total has stayed at 86 since Monday, when it rose by one from 85.

Of these, 60 deaths have taken place at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust and 26 at the Cornwall Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust.

However, this week the Office for National Statistics, which has been collating data for deaths in all settings, those in the community and in care homes, not just hospitals, put the overall total for Cornwall at 174.

Read more: Update issued on overall number of coronavirus deaths in Cornwall

Across England as a whole, a further 157 people who tested positive for the coronavirus have died in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in the county to 25,544.

Patients were aged between 12 and 100 years old. Seven of the 157 patients - aged between 57 and 88 - had no known underlying health condition. Their families have been informed.

NHS England and NHS Improvement 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, 30 deaths are reported under these circumstances.

Yesterday the R number for Cornwall, showing the rate of infection, was revealed for the first time.

Read more: Cornwall coronavirus R rating revealed to be one of highest in the country

This looks at the rate of reproduction of the virus and has become a key figure for understanding the spread of coronavirus.

It shows how many new people a person would infect if they had coronavirus and is not based on the number of cases a location has had.

There are currently 569 confirmed coronavirus cases in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, with the figure rising by one yesterday.