The first hospital death in Cornwall since July 2 from coronavirus has been recorded.

The patient died at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, which has now had 66 deaths.

Cornwall Partnerships NHS Trust remains at 26, which makes a new combined total of 92 hospital deaths.

Four new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly since Thursday.

The total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 for the local authority area is 1,026 as of 4.32pm on Friday.

Across the UK there have now been 361,677 cases of the virus as of this afternoon – a rise of 3,539 on the previous day.

Nationally, Friday's NHS England figures, which only cover hospital deaths due to coronavirus, show that a further nine people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,648.

Patients were aged between 79 and 88 years old. All had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from September 8 to September 10, 2020.

Their families have been informed.

The latest update, issued on Tuesday prior to the latest death, from the Office for National Statistics, which has been collating deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and in the community, put Cornwall's overall coronavirus death toll at 210.

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