Four more patients have died after testing positive for Covid-19 in Cornwall's two hospital trusts.

There have been three recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, bringing its total to 167, and one more at the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust, bringing its total to 55.

It means the overall number of Covid-19 deaths in total in Cornwall's hospitals since the start of the pandemic now sits at 222.

Today's government update only shows a rise of four new deaths in the overall total number of deaths in Cornwall.

The number of deaths simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate is now at 378, with this figure updated weekly. There was a rise of 54 in the most recent update, with the figures refreshed on Tuesday.

Nationally a further 494 people, who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 77,745.

Patients were aged between 27 and 103 years old. All except 22 (aged 51 to 87 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from December 23, 2020 to February 10, 2021 with the majority being on or after 6 February.

Their families have been informed.

Of those 33 were in the South West.

The overall UK figures today show 678 more people to have died within 28 days of their first positive test result.

This takes the total number of UK deaths within 28 days to 115,529. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

As of 6.12pm today (Thursday, February 11) there have been 65 new cases of Covid-19 recorded in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in the previous 24 hours.

The total number of cases in the local authority area since the start of the pandemic now sits at 13,156.

The seven-day rolling total of cases has now dropped to 461 cases recorded in the seven days leading up to February 6. Data from the most recent five days is not shown due to being incomplete.

This represents a weekly rate of 80.6 cases per 100,000 people – the third day in a row that this has been under 100, after many weeks of being above.

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK has increased by 13,494 in 24 hours.

This brings the total to 3,998,655 nationally since the start of the pandemic.

As of today (Thursday, February 11) 13,509,108 people in the UK have received their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 524,447 people have had their second dose.