The number of hospital deaths in Cornwall involving patients diagnosed with coronavirus has risen for the second day in a row.

One further death has been recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust.

This took place on Monday (January 4) - the same day as two of three further deaths reported in yesterday's figures from NHS England (the other being on December 29). However, a delay meant the third death has only been made public today (Wednesday, January 6)

There have now been 85 deaths registered to the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust and 28 to the Cornwall Partnerships NHS Trust, bringing the overall total number of hospital deaths in Cornwall to 113.

The overall total number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – remains at 193, due to different update times between NHS England and the government's coronavirus dashboard.

Nationally a further 674 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died in hospitals in England, bringing the total number to 53,069.

Patients were aged between 21 and 101 years old. All except 29 – aged 50 to 101 years old – had known underlying health conditions and their families have been informed.

The dates of their deaths ranged from November 11, 2020 to January 5, 2021.

Of these, 42 deaths were in the south west.

Overall in the UK another 1,041 people have died within 28 days of their first positive test result, bringing the total number of UK deaths to 77,346. This figure includes people in care home and other settings.

The latest Covid-19 case information for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has also now been published.

As of 4pm today, (Wednesday, January 6) there have been 328 new cases recorded in the previous 24 hours.

The total number of cases in the local authority area since the start of the pandemic now sits at 7,595.

There were 1,832 cases recorded in the seven days leading up to December 31. Data from the most recent five days is not shown due to being incomplete.

This represents a weekly rate of 320.4 cases per 100,000 people.

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK has increased by 62,322 – even higher than yesterday's 60,916 cases, which itself was the first time that more than 60,000 had been recorded since the pandemic began.

This brings the total to 2,836,801 nationally since the start of the pandemic.