There has been a further rise in the number of people who have died in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly after testing positive for coronavirus.

Today's update from NHS England shows that one more person has died at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, bringing the total to 71.

Their death was recorded on Wednesday (November 2).

The last confirmed hospital death before that was on Thursday, November 19.

The total number of hospital deaths in Cornwall stands at 97, with the remaining 26 taking place at the Cornwall Partnerships NHS Trust earlier in the year.

Nationally a further 274 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 41,879.

Patients were aged between 15 and 98 years old. All except seven - aged 15 to 78 years old - had known underlying health conditions, according to NHS England.

The dates of their deaths ranged from March 26 to December 3, with the majority being on or after November 23, and their families have been informed.

Of those, 23 deaths took place in the south west.

The latest new case figures have now been published for today.

As of 4pm (Friday, December 4), the local authority area is shown to have 19 new cases recorded in the preceding 24 hours.

There were 150 cases recorded in the seven days lead up to November 29. Data from the most recent five days is not shown due to being incomplete.

This represents a weekly rate of 26.2 cases per 100,000 people.

The government website stats that the total number of cases in the local authority area now sits at 3,814.

The UK has had 16,298 new cases reported in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total to 1,690,432 nationally since the start of the pandemic.