Cornwall has seen another significant rise in hospital deaths relating to Covid-19.

Six further deaths have been reported at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust in today's figures from NHS England.

Five took place on Tuesday this week (January 12), for which the figure was previously recorded as two, but has now risen to seven.

A further death then took place on Wednesday (January 13).

It follows another sizeable increase in the county's total as the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust in Wednesday's update, when seven deaths were reported.

It brings the number of deaths at the Trust to 100, with a further 29 taking place at at the Cornwall Partnerships NHS Trust, meaning altogether there have been 129 related death's in Cornwall's hospitals since the start of the pandemic.

The overall total number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – now sits at 218 deaths recorded in the 28 days after a positive test result, including three in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths with Covid-19 simply on the death certificate remains at 251 on the government dashboard.

Nationally, a further 807 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died in hospitals in England in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number to 59,519.

Patients were aged between 32 and 101 years old. All except 51 (aged 40 to 97 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

The dates of their deaths range from November 18, 2020 to January 14, 2021 and their families have been informed.

Of these, 40 deaths were in the south west.

In the UK overall another 1,280 people have died within 28 days of their first positive test result. This brings the total number of UK deaths within 28 days to 87,295, and 89,243 for all deaths with Covid-19 on the certificate. The figures include people in care home and other settings.

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

As of 4pm today (Friday, January 15) there had been 214 new cases in the region 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 9,961.

There were 1,917 cases recorded in the seven days leading up to January 10. Data from the most recent five days is not shown due to being incomplete.

This represented a weekly rate of 335.3 cases per 100,000 people.

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK increased by 55,761, to 3,316,019 since the start of the pandemic.