The latest information relating to Covid-19 in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has now been updated.

There have been two more hospital deaths recorded in today's figures.

The two patients died at the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust, one on February 15 and one on February 17.

This brings the number of Covid-related deaths at the Trust to 58.

At the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust the total number of Covid-related deaths remains 175.

The combined number of Covid-19 deaths in total in Cornwall's hospitals since the start of the pandemic is now 233.

The overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – now sits at 422 deaths in the 28 days after a positive test, including nine in today's figures.

The number of deaths simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate rose 423, with 45 recorded this week. This figure is updated weekly on a Tuesday.

Nationally a further 309 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 80,424.

Patients were aged between 21 and 101 years old. All except 11 (aged 42 to 96 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from December 20, 2020 to February 17, 2021 with the majority being on or after 14 February.

Their families have been informed.

Of those nine were in the south west.

The overall UK figures show 454 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 119,387. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

As of 4pm today (Thursday, February 18) there had been 42 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 is 13,419.

The seven-day rolling total of cases was 334 cases recorded in the seven days leading up to February 13. Data from the most recent five days is not shown due to being incomplete.

This represents a weekly rate of 58.4 cases per 100,000 people.

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK increased by 12,057 in 24 hours.

This took the total to 4,083,242 nationally since the start of the pandemic.

As of today (Thursday, February 18) 16,423,082 people in the UK had received their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 573,724 people had their second dose.